8 Best Hong Kong Festivals & Events in 2024 to Help You Plan Your Travels

If you’re looking for reasons to visit Hong Kong this year, we’re here to give you eight—8 exciting events and festivals you can visit in Hong Kong this year.

Hong Kong’s exciting markets and shopping scenes, delectable culinary delights, and theme parks may be enough reasons for you to book your next flight to the vibrant city, these 8 festivals and events will surely cement Hong Kong as your next vacation destination in Asia. From art fairs, sports events, and food festivals, you’re sure to enjoy your next Hong Kong trip with this wide array of unique events.

Here are 8 best Hong Kong festivals and events in 2024 that will help you plan your travels:

ComplexCon Hong Kong

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Making its Asian debut in Hong Kong, ComplexCon is a globally renowned festival and exhibition that brings together pop culture, music, art, food, sports, innovation, and education. Happening this March 22-24, 2024 at the AsiaWorld Expo, the 3-day event marks the first time ComplexCon will be held outside of the United States. This expertly curated “festival of future pop culture” is known in the US for offering immersive experiences featuring fashion, sneakers, art, food, music, inspiration, and more.

Event-goers can expect to shop from more than 200 brands, see works from international designers and artists, and watch star-studded live performances from artists such as 21 Savage, AOMG, and 3Cornerz. There will be 6 exciting zones for attendees to explore: site-specific art installations, culture markets (brands), gourmet, live performances, talks, and the digital art zone.

This historic Asian edition of ComplexCon is sure to produce an unprecedented coming together of the most influential artists and creative icons in Asia and its global community.

If you want to experience being at the forefront of defining moments in pop culture and being on the launch pad of what’s next in fashion, art, music, and technology, you have to be part of ComplexCon Hong Kong!

Tickets are now available at complexcon.complexchinese.com.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2024

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A must-visit for any art lover—Art Basel Hong Kong is the largest international art fair in Hong Kong, and it’s happening this March 28-30 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 3-day art fair will feature premier galleries from Asia and beyond.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2024 is set to provide an in-depth overview of Asia Pacific’s astonishing diversity through modern and contemporary works by established and emerging artists.

Fair attendees can explore eight exciting and insightful sectors that will allow them to deeply appreciate art from different spaces, different times, different artists, and different kinds of media. Some of these sectors include the main Galleries sector which will feature the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries; the Encounters sector which offers an immersive experience featuring large-scale projects that transcend the classical art show stand; and the Magazine sector where audiences can dive deep into art publications from all over the world.

Attendees can also experience live debates and learn from thought leaders as they exchange on the key topics shaping the world of art and culture.

Tickets are now available for purchase via the Art Basel website here.

Art Central 2024

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Photo courtesy of the Art Central website (credits: Jacquie Manning)

Hong Kong’s Art Central 2024, also known as the city’s annual international art fair, is also set to happen this March 2024 in celebration of Arts in Hong Kong.

Showcasing the next generation of talent from Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world, Art Central 2024 is set to happen on March 28-31, 2024 at the Central Harbourfront. Art Central delivers the best in today’s global contemporary art practice to thousands of VIPs, collectors, curators, critics, and art lovers.

This year’s Art Central will deliver an unforgettable art fair experience to eventgoers with a program that includes live art performances, captivating video artwork, and talks with talented artists.

Tickets are now available for purchase via the Art Central website here.

Hong Kong Sevens

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Rugby fans, save the date! Hong Kong Sevens, one of the most popular sporting events in Asia, is happening once again this April 5-7 2024 at the Hong Kong Stadium. For the past 30 years, Hong Kong Sevens has welcomed some of the world’s greatest rugby players and thousands of fans from all over the globe.

This 2024, Hong Kong Sevens marks its “final hurrah” at the iconic Hong Kong Stadium before the annual sporting event moves to its new home, Kai Tak Sports Park in 2025. So, this is your chance to be part of history and experience Hong Kong Sevens at the Hong Kong Stadium for the last time.

The great Hong Kong Stadium send-off will also feature exciting music performances, including a show from Journey’s frontman (and our kababayan) Arnel Pineda.

Tickets are now available for purchase via the Hong Kong Sevens website here.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

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Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is one of the most spectacular festivals in Hong Kong, and if you’ve always wanted to experience a traditional Hong Kong festival, this is a great option. This festival, which marks the end of spring, is possibly one of the most vibrant and thrilling festivals you can experience in Hong Kong. The festivities are even on China’s national list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

You can expect papier-mâché effigies, lion dances, piu sik parade with children dressed up as deities paraded on stilts, Taoist festivals, and the exciting Bun Scrambling Competition. Of course, you can also have your fill of the traditional Hong Kong buns!

This year’s Cheung Chau Bun Festival is happening on May 12–16, 2024. More details about the parades and festival competitions will be announced soon.

For more information and updates, visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website here.

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Dragon Boat Festival 2024

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Photo courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board

Experience the thrill of the world-famous Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong this June 22, 2024. Being the birthplace of modern dragon boat racing, locals and tourists from all over the world can expect exciting and glamorous events during the jam-packed weekend. Festival goers can also witness a series of races where top dragon boat racing teams from Hong Kong and around the world will compete along the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui East in Victoria Harbour.

For more information and updates about the Dragon Boat Festival, visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website here.

Mid-Autumn Festival 2024

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The highly-anticipated annual Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, will fall on September 17, 2024. Hong Kong will surely be a vibrant and lively place to celebrate the annual festival, especially with the many festivities surely in store for locals and tourists alike.

The Mooncake Festival is known to be a season for reuniting with friends and family, moon gazing together, and enjoying lots and lots of mooncakes. This year, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong and experience festive events such as lantern carnivals and the famed Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance.

In celebration of the festival, the quaint neighborhood of Tai Hang comes alive as a massive glowing dragon (brought to life by over 300 performers) dances through the streets for three nights. The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance is officially listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage, so this is definitely a must-see when in Hong Kong!

For more information and updates about the Mid-Autumn Festival 2024, visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website here.

Temple Street

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Indulge in the best of Hong Kong’s culinary delights at Temple Street, a revitalized night market in Kowloon, Hong Kong that offers a long stretch of food stalls, must-visit photo spots, and vibrant authentic decorations everywhere you look. Starting from December 15, 2023 up to June 15, 2024, visitors can stroll through Temple Street and enjoy the abundance of authentic Hong Kong dishes such as fish balls, siu mai, three stuffed treasures, mock shark’s fin soup, dim sum, snake soup, and more.

From 5 PM, the Temple Street and Yau Ma Tei Community Centre Rest Garden light up with dazzling light art installations and immersive wall projections that create colorful backdrops for your perfect photos.

You can also check out local attractions such as the Tin Hau Temple, various fortune-telling stalls, and even live music performances.

Visit Temple Street and experience its unique offerings while it’s still here!

For more information about Temple Street, visit the Hong Kong Tourism Board website here.

Which Hong Kong event are you excited to attend this year? Share it with us!

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