What’s On? Things to do this April in Hong Kong

By Renuka
Apr 01, 2023

Whether you are staying back in Hong Kong over the Easter break or want something fun to do to feed your excitement from returning from a short vacation, the city is hosting a list of events that are sure to keep you entertained. Check out all the compelling things to do in Hong Kong in April.

Hong Kong Sevens (Until 2 Apr)

April 2023 events

A favourite for rugby enthusiasts, the Hong Kong Sevens is returning for its annual three-day tournament. As always, thousands of fans – some in outlandish fancy dress – will be cheering from the stands as phenomenal rugby players from across the globe compete for the coveted silverware. Nearly 30 teams are going to be taking the field making it a nail-biting series for fans. Performances from pop icons like Joyce Cheng, DJ Soda, The Red Stripes and Plastic Bertrand will also bring the assembled masses to their feet. From HK$1,950. Hong Kong Stadium, hksevens.com

Hong Kong International Film Festival (Until 10 Apr)

April 2023 events

Back for its 47th edition, the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival celebrates the cinema industry in all its glory with 200 movies from 50 different countries screened across theatres in Hong Kong. This year’s Filmmaker-in-Focus is director Soi Cheang, whose cutting-edge dramas (Dog Bite Dog, Shamo, Accident, Limbo) will be among the highlights of the HKIFF airings. From HK$55. Various venues, hkiff.org.hk

City As Studio (Until 14 May)

April 2023 events

Vibrant graffitis have made Hong Kong streets a perfect backdrop for photographs, but when there is no time to go hunting for the best Instagrammable street art in town, people can always count on art exhibitions like this. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, the City As Studio exhibition at K11 Musea collates the best of street art from different countries and time periods. More than 100 works chart the phenomenal rise of graffiti. From HK$85. K11 Art & Cultural Centre, k11musea.com

Camille Thomas Cello Recital (1 Apr)

April 2023 events

Camille Thomas is an acclaimed cellist who proudly holds a couple of awards under her name including a newcomer nod at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique Classique – dubbed the French version of the ever-so-popular Grammys. The Franco-Belgian musician is performing for the very first time in Hong Kong, where she pairs with local pianist Rachel Cheung, who was a finalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, to interpret two beloved sonatas. Given Thomas is musically gifted, it is surely a debut that ought to be wonderful. From HK$180. Concert Hall, City Hall

Creamfields Hong Kong (1 – 2 Apr)

April 2023 events

Roughly a month after Clockenflap, the city welcomes another dance and music festival – Creamfields Hong Kong 2023. Happening over the weekend before Easter, the UK-born outdoor musical gala is all geared up to feature some of the best musical talents around like Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Miss K8, Virtual Riot, The Prophet, and many more. Electronic music fans can flock to three stages which include the mainstage, the Go Hard stage, and The Future Sound of Egypt stage which will sway to the sounds of Egypt. From HK$1,088. Central Harbourfront Event Space

Songkran 2023 (5 – 10 Apr)

April 2023 events

Songkran – the Thai New Year – is celebrated in the second week of April and Hong Kong steps out to mark the occasion with a five-day festival. Given the lineup of events including a street water fight party and Thai food exhibitions, it will surely be filled with fun and culture. Also, don’t forget to take your pawed companion along to enjoy the pet-friendly zones. It is also a perfect opportunity to wear traditional clothes and snap photos. Free admission. Various venues

Bun Carnival (16 Apr – 27 May)

April 2023 events

Put on your competitive hats as Hong Kong’s well-enjoyed Bun Carnival is back after a three-year break. Although the actual Cheung Chau Bun Festival falls in the last week of May, the celebrations begin as early as April on the island with training for the traditional Bun Tower climbing held midweek and scrambling contests on Sundays. As the big day looms, endless entertainment is guaranteed with stall games, variety shows and handicraft making. Free entry, Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau

Hong Kong Web3 Festival (12 – 15 Apr)

April 2023 events

Web3 has taken tech and many other industries by storm. For those who are relatively low-tech and need to explore more, the Hong Kong Web3 Festival will be the perfect event to quench all your curiosity. It brings together more than 300 experts from the field who will share their ideas on topics like NFTs, the metaverse, bitcoin, blockchain and the Ethereum platform over four stages, and field AMA (ask me anything) questions. It is the event to attend if you want to keep up with the latest tech news. From HK$3,188, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Twirl of the Heartstrings (21 – 23 Apr)

April 2023 events

Twining some of Hong Kong Dance Company’s best performances from the past, like L’Amour Immortel and The Legend of Mulan, with masterful orchestra tunes by Inheritage Philharmonic, Twirl of the Heartstrings promises to be a rush of romance and culture. Choreographed by Yang Yuntao and composed by Yin Ng, the dance and the orchestral concert is sure to coax a symphony of heart-warming emotions from the audience. As a result, spectators can expect nothing less than a grasping plot and unhinged entertainment. From HK$140, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, APA, hkdance.com