What’s on? Things to do this March in Hong Kong

By Neil Dolby
Mar 05, 2024

March has a string of sensational experiences to keep you entertained – from amazing shopping in lantern-lit streets to world-class art and cultural events to magnificent theatre and much more besides!  


Soak up the ongoing ambience of the Year of the Dragon when strolling down Wan Chai’s popular shopping and dining street of Lee Tung Avenue made magical with hundreds of iconic red lanterns. Gleaming goldfish lanterns add extra colour to the display as they swim among the red lanterns – a beautiful touch signifying abundance. Positioned at the Central Piazza, an eight-metre-long golden dragon will further delight visitors, and limited-edition red packets stamped with the Chinese name of the avenue will be available until the early part of the month. Enjoy the vibe of a street in which East meets West.

When: Until 10 Mar

Where: Lee Tung Avenue

How much: Free

For more information: leetungavenue.com.hk

Miss Julie

August Strindberg’s masterpiece of theatre takes on a new dimension in this compelling local production adapted by British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng. Originally set in the seemingly more placid 19th-century Swedish countryside, the storyline exploring universal themes such as sex, power play, racial divides and social hierarchies has been reimagined into the post-war colonial Hong Kong landscape. The play follows the trials and tribulations of a mixed-race daughter from an elite family who seduces her Chinese chauffeur.

When: 1 Mar – 17 Mar

Where: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

How much: From HK$340

For more information: hk.artsfestival.org

Fashion Access

Anyone connected to the world of fashion should consider a visit to Asia’s premier fashion accessories trade show. All sorts of accoutrements will be on display, including the latest collections of bags, footwear, gloves, scarves, small leather goods and leather garments. Many of the unsung movers and shakers in the fashion world will be present – buyers, retailers, wholesalers and other players in the mid-to-high-end range. The fair offers savvy visitors the chance to see some top-notch brands up close in Hong Kong.

When: 19 Mar – 21 Mar

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

How much: From HK$200

For more information: aplf.com


Leaving the shores of the US for the first time is the huge cultural fair known as ComplexCon. Garnering a fine reputation over recent years, it features a fusion of pop culture, music, art, food, sports, innovation and educational activities, and Hong Kong’s success in capturing this event is considered key in broadening the appeal of Hong Kong Arts Month. Expect a host of expertly curated events.

When: 22 Mar – 24 Mar

Where: AsiaWorld-Expo

How much: From HK$380

For more information: complexchinese.com

Art Basel

Widely acclaimed as the largest international celebration of arts in Hong Kong, Art Basel brings together a vast and incredibly diverse range of contemporary works over three days. It celebrates the creativity of big-name artists from the Asia-Pacific region and globally as well as those striving to make their mark. There will be galleries to explore, curated and large-scale projects to browse through and films by and about the artists to view.

When: 28 Mar – 30 Mar

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

How much: From HK$340

For more information: artbasel.com

Art Central

Running in conjunction with Art Basel, this four-day event features an eclectic mix of artworks and programmes from some of Asia’s most inventive and inspiring galleries. Having commenced in 2015, the fair has grown in stature as the years have passed, with this edition promising to be the best; the range of exhibitors has expanded and some are taking part for the first time. The magnificent harbourfront location adds to the ambience.

When: 28 Mar – 31 Mar

Where: Central Harbourfront

How much: From HK$175

For more information: artcentralhongkong.com

Ocean Park Lunar Fiesta

Let the celebrations roll on a journey through old Hong Kong in a New Year neon-lights extravaganza. Amid traditional lion dances and drumming performances, the nostalgic ambience can be enhanced by snacks that bring the memories of yesteryear flooding back. There are plenty of other activities to keep families amused, too, as the Year of the Dragon continues to make waves at the park. Youngsters will be entertained by the Ocean 6N1 band.

When: Until 3 Mar

Where: Ocean Park

How much: From HK$498

For more information: oceanpark.com.hk

International Jewellery Show

Following the success of last year’s post-Covid exhibition, some of the biggest players in the world of gemstones and jewels gather again at a glittering trade fair that appeals to a global audience. This 40th edition of Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong is an ideal opportunity to glean the latest developments in the sector.

When: Until 4 Mar

Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

How much: $100

For more information: hktdc.com

Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Immerse yourself in the joy of watching the underwater world come to life via the fantastic hemispherical screen of the Space Museum. This under-the-sea tale revolves around three little fish whose natural habitat is devastated by the ruthless actions of fishing trawlers. Their journey to the so-called ‘enchanted reef’ forms the basis of the plot, which is depicted in 3D glory on the dome screen utilising the latest NanoSeam technology.

When: Until 31 Mar

Where: Hong Kong Space Museum

How much: From HK$24

For more information: hk.space.museum