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Things To Do In Hong Kong: Best Events & Weekend Activities For Your Diary This May

30 April, 2024
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Get your calendars ready, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Hong Kong this May, including a much-anticipated art fair, Cinco De Mayo, Cheung Chau Bun Festival and other festivities…

Wondering what to do this weekend? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best events and happenings in Hong Kong to add to your calendar now, from cultural events like Cinco De Mayo and the Cheung Chau bun festival to a much-anticipated art fair, pop-up stores and more. Scroll through for what to do around town this May 2024. Plus, never miss out on an event by checking out our regularly updated events calendar.

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New May Events & Weekend Activities In Hong Kong

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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2024

Grab your purses art lovers! The Affordable Art Fair is returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this month! Celebrating its 11th year running, expect a curation of artworks from 97 local and international galleries, all under $100,000. So don’t be shy; embark on a cultural excursion, check out large-scale installations, join a tour and bring home a beautiful piece of art (or two!). Buy your tickets in advance online for your preferred time slot at a discounted price!

When: Thursday, 16 May, 4pm to 9pm (Opening Night), Friday, 17 May, 12pm to 9pm, Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May, 10am to 7pm (Public Opening Hours)
Where: Hall 1E, Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Opening Night & Fair Pass – $340 ($374 at the door); General Admission – $195 ($215 at the door). Buy tickets here.

Hong Kong Events May Gran Fiesta

Gran Fiesta

Salud, chicas! Break out the tequila and tasseled sombreros because Te Quiero Mucho is throwing a Gran Fiesta to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This Mexican joint invites you to go all-out with a two-hour taco and tipple marathon (think free-flow margaritas, cervezas, and vino). Additionally, the fiesta doesn’t stop at authentic eats and strong drinks. Prepare for an evening of riotous fun with games like piñata smashing, spinning prize wheels, face painting stations, and themed photo ops galore.

When: Saturday, 4 May; 6pm to 10pm
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, Dash Living on Queen’s (The Sheung Wan by Ovolo), 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $398 – buy your ticket here.

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Hong Kong Events May Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Calling all culture vultures! Mark your calendars for Cheung Chau’s iconic Bun Festival taking place in May. This centuries-old tradition originally served as a plague-ending ritual and has since evolved into a celebration of the island’s rich heritage. Get ready for a thrilling experience starting with the Climbing Carnival, featuring stall games, craft workshops, and bun tower climbing demonstrations. And of course, don’t miss the highlight of the festival: the Bun Scrambling Competition. Watch as fearless participants scale towering bamboo structures adorned with buns, attempting to collect as many as they can.

When: Sunday, 5 May; Wednesday, 15 May to Thursday, 16 May
Where: Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – find more information here.

Hong Kong Events May R&B Hours Vol.6: Peaches N Cream Edition

R&B Hours Vol.6: Peaches N Cream Edition

If you’ve been yearning for a trip back to the golden era of 90s R&B, then mark your calendars for R&B Hours Vol.6: Peaches N Cream Edition. This is set to be an unforgettable event where resident DJs Minou, Featurz and Dantes will be spinning a lineup of classic R&B hits and slow jams that will make you swoon all night long. To amp up the excitement even more, Singapore-based R&B sensation Louie Indigo will grace the stage with his mesmerising vocals. And don’t forget, a Peaches N Cream-themed affair calls for a dress code to match. So slip into your sexiest peach and cream-coloured ensembles and get ready to celebrate love and passion in style.

When: Saturday, 11 May; 10pm to 3am
Where: P Lounge by Plaisance, G/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: From $250 – book your ticket here.

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Hong Kong Events May The Farm at San Benito's Upper House Residency

The Farm At San Benito’s Residency At The Upper House

For one week only, Hong Kong’s health enthusiasts will have the chance to immerse themselves in The Farm at San Benito’s integrative medicine practices and holistic therapies. Led by Dr. Marian Alonzo, the residency will feature a series of complimentary wellness talks covering everything from women’s health to the secrets of longevity. You can indulge in treatments like the Psychoemotional Clearing Session and Dolphin Neurostim in the sanctuary of the André Fu Suite, or learn to whip up living foods dishes under the guidance of Chef Marie. Additionally, for those seeking a full wellness retreat, the “Wellness on the Road” package promises a complete mind-body transformation with accommodations, daily massages, and unlimited access to the expert-led programming.

When: Friday, 17 May to Thursday, 23 May
Where: The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Pricing varies for specific events and packages – find more information here.

Hong Kong Events May The Murray Capturing Spring Blossom IG Photography Workshop

“Capturing Spring Blossom” IG Photography Workshop

Embrace the beauty of blossom season at The Murray, as the hotel goes all out to celebrate this magical time of year. The property is adorned with Cassia Javanica trees, embellished in white and pink petals, which create an ethereal atmosphere. For those seeking to take their social media game to the next level, The Murray offers an exclusive “Capturing Spring Blossom” photography workshop led by renowned social media influencers. Limited to afternoon tea patrons, this workshop is held in conjunction with the hotel’s IPSA Flower Blossom Afternoon Tea. Get ready to learn the tips and tricks to capture the most swoon-worthy shots of the Cassia blossoms while indulging in an afternoon tea experience.

When: Saturdays, 4, 11 & 18 May; 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free for afternoon tea patrons – book the afternoon tea here.

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Hong Kong Events JSM Beauty Pop Up in Lane Crawford

JSM Beauty’s Pop-Up Store In Lane Crawford

JSM Beauty, one of the Korean beauty industry’s most sought-after makeup artist brands, has finally arrived in Hong Kong with a pop-up at Lane Crawford. Explore its extensive selection of cult-favourite cosmetics and let JSM’s highly-trained experts provide personalised consultations to help you find your perfect beauty match. But that’s not all – the grand opening week is filled with exclusive promotions, gifts with each purchase and live demos from professional makeup artists, making it the perfect opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved pampering.

When: Until Thursday, 4 July
Where: Lane Crawford, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships.

Main image courtesy of Joy Lee for Sassy Media Group, image 1 courtesy of Affordable Art Fair, image 2 courtesy of Te Quiero Mucho, image 3 courtesy of hiddenmine via Flickr, image 4 courtesy of rnb.hours via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of The Upper House, image 6 courtesy of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, image 7 courtesy of JSM Beauty.

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