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Weekend Planner 24-26 May: Activities And Events For Kids And Families In Hong Kong

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What’s on your weekend agenda, Mama? These are the family events, kid’s activities, musicals and more happening all over Hong Kong this weekend, from Friday, 24 May to Sunday, 26 May.

Drone shows, musical performances and theatrical productions – so many things to do this weekend with the kids! And because we know that ticketed events over the weekend sell out fast in Hong Kong, we’ve also lined up everything that you’ll need to plan ahead for. Bookmark this page and never be at a loss for what to do on weekends in Hong Kong.

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Things to do with kids in Hong Kong this weekend: Our pick of current weekend events, activities and promotions

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Doraemon Drone Show – Making its world premiere at the Victoria Harbour this weekend

Drone shows are becoming all the rage and your kids will be making a beeline for this one on Saturday. The Doraemon Drone Show is a teaser for one of the world’s largest Doraemon exhibitions coming to Hong Kong in July (scroll down to “upcoming weekend events” section in this article for details on the exhibition). The drone show lasts only 15 minutes and you can expect a lot of crowd so find your spot along the Avenue of Stars early in the evening.

When: Saturday, 25 May 2024; 7:30pm
Where: Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui


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Harvard Krokodiloes – Harvard’s a-capella band performs this weekend

Are you hoping your teen makes it to Harvard? Make them feel it’s a cool ambition to have by taking them to watch the twelve-man group of talented Harvard undergraduates perform their unique renditions of pop, jazz, and swing music classics from the 1940s to the 1990s. The music is mesmerising (as our Sassy Mama Editor discovered after being lost in the melodies for two hours!) and has captivated political leaders and Hollywood actors across the world, performing at the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and more.

When: Sunday, 26 May 2024; 7pm to 10pm (The Kroks’ performance will be 8:30pm to 9:30pm)
Where: Cotton Tree Terrace, The Murray Hong Kong
How much: $500 (including a welcome drink)
Booking: The Murray


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The Witches – Children’s theatre show this weekend

The Performer’s Studio, a semi-professional theatre company in Hong Kong, is putting up a production of David Wood’s theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Go to watch and encourage these young stars, most of whom are students at Hong Kong schools.

When: Saturday, 25 May 2024; 6:30pm to 8pm
Where:  Y Square Studio, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $400
Booking: Ticketflap


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Tin Hau Festival Guided Tour – Learn about this cultural festival this weekend

This is an interesting one for families in Sai Kung. Have you lived in Hong Kong for a while, but never quite understood the significance of the cultural festivals here? Do you still not know what lion dance signifies? Do you struggle to make out the subject, characters or music of Cantonese Opera? For the Tin Hau Festival celebrating the Goddess of the Sea, Hong Kong Greeters will guide you through Cantonese Opera performances inside traditional bamboo theatres, Lion and Dragon dance parades and temple fairs.

When: Sunday, 26 May 2024; 11:15am to 1:15pm
Where: Meet at Sai Kung Public Pier, outside UNESCO Geopark Volcano Discovery Centre
How much: $298 per person (minimum 8 people required)
Booking: HK Greeters


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Star Wars: The Power of the Dark Side – May the 4th be with you this weekend!

There’s more for all Star Wars fans, so while you’re in the area, why not visit Cityplaza this weekend? The mall has joined forces with collectibles brand, Hot Toys, and has put on a magnificent display of all the villains from the Dark Side. Get family selfies in front of the 6.7-meter-tall Death Star or the life-sized statue of Darth Vader. You can participate in a lucky draw and shop for your favourite sci-fi film collectibles.

When: On until Sunday, 2 June 2024; 11am to 9pm on weekends
Where: 2/F Atrium and Centre Bridge, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Hong Kong
Details: Cityplaza


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Catch Joey Wong In The International Tour of Sound of Music – A weekend musical evening for the whole family

Hong Kong singer Joey Wong, also known as JW, will be playing Baroness Elsa Schraeder in the Sound of Music musical. The musical has been produced by Broadway International Group and celebrates 65 years of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic. If your kids haven’t seen the movie yet (and even if they have!), introduce them to this heartwarming story through this spectacular musical this weekend.

When: On until Sunday, 9 June 2024
Where: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
How much: $588 to $1,188
Booking: www.soundofmusichk.com

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The Floating Book Fair Ship – Last weekend to visit Doulos Hope

If you haven’t visited the floating book fair, your kids are missing out! We did and we loved it! Take you kids book shopping and let them marvel at the over 2,000 books, all aboard a ship!

When: Currently on until Sunday, 26 May – open every Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)
Where: Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $20 entrance
Booking: GBA Ships

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Hong Kong Disneyland Season of Super Heroes – Always a weekend winner with the kids!

It’s Marvel Season at Hong Kong Disneyland. Families can head over to Tomorrowland to hang out with their friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man or talk tech with Iron Man, as well as shop for Marvel-themed collectibles and snacks (you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see your usually picky eaters wolf down the Antman & The Wasp hot dogs, Ironman pancakes and more!). If you’ve taken a few days off this week after the Buddha’s birthday public holiday, make a weekend of it and stay at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel for even more Marvel surprises.

When: On until Monday, 10 June 2024
Where: Tomorrowland, Hong Kong Disneyland
Details: Hong Kong Disneyland


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Vincent Van Gogh at the Clock Tower – A Hong Kong landmark to visit this weekend

This is a weekend event that you shouldn’t miss! When the Clock Tower at TST chimes every hour, onlookers are thrilled to see it bathed in the colours of Vincent Van Gogh. This specially created art installation by Spanish artist Vritis of Visura Studio will featured Van Gogh’s iconic art and an original music piece by First Initiative Foundation’s (FIF’s) artists in support, Leon Ko and Chiu Tsang Hei.

When: On until 31 May, 2024
Where: Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, Hong Kong
How much: Free


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HSBC Life Creative Competition For Kids And Teens – Last weekend to enter this competition

HSBC Life has partnered with local illustrator Dustykid to launch a creative competition titled “Sketch Your Promises, Stack Your Happiness” to promote the importance of mental well-being in kids and teens. The competition encourages your children to express their feelings using art. The winning entries will be compiled into a storybook and publicly displayed in the lobby of the HSBC Main Building. Plus, the top 10 winners from each age group will receive a book voucher prize.

When: Submit your application from now until 12pm on Friday, 31 May 2024
Registration: Registration form can be collected at designated HSBC branches or downloaded from the HSBC Life competition website. You’ll need to submit the form and your artwork together for it to count as a successful application.

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Things to do with kids in Hong Kong on weekends: Ongoing weekend events, activities and promotions

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Light Time Tunnel – Let a friendly neighbourhood shop cat in Sai Ying Pun lead you on this tour

Mums in Sai Ying Pun, this is for you! Every time you walked past the Sai Ying Pun Community Centre after visiting King George Park with your kids, you’ve probably marvelled at the architecture. This magnificent building was once a mental hospital and holds hundreds of stories. The “Love in the Light” luminart exhibition will use art, architecture, technology elements, and the concept of a time tunnel to transform the arched veranda into an art exhibition. With augmented reality (AR) technology, an adorable shop cat will roam along the historical veranda, leading you for a stroll through this monument.

When: On until Wednesday, 21 May 2025; every 10 minutes between 6pm to 10pm (the show lasts 5 minutes)
Where: G/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong


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Naked Flowers Exhibition – An immersive experience to take kids to over the weekend

Make a weekend trip to Tsim Sha Tsui to see the Naked Flowers exhibition. Brought to Hong Kong for the first time by a well-known Japanese light and shadow creative company, this huge exhibition (over 4,000 square feet!) promises a multi-sensory journey with flowers as the theme (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and even taste!). It will be a fascinating experience for your children.

When: On until Sunday, 27 October, 2024
Where: 1881 Heritage G17B and Basement, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $150 (adults), $120 (kids from 3 to 11 years), kids under 3 go free
Booking: Naked FlowersHK

Read More: Family Guide To Tsim Sha Tsui


Animal Kingdom Dome Show

Animal Kingdom Dome Show – Weekend shows at the Hong Kong Space Museum

From the secret lives of king penguins and the vibrant ocean communities of fish, amphibians and reptiles, this show will guide your children through the habitats of different animals and how they thrive and survive.

When: Until Sunday, 24 June 2024 (the 8pm shows on weekends are in English, the others are in Cantonese)
Where: Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: From $24 per child; from $32 per adult
Booking: Urbtix

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Kids’ Self-Driving Experience – A weekend activity for children from 2 to 11 years

This is a must-do for all motorhead kids. Head to the largest outdoor electric car park in Hong Kong and sit back and relax while your children drive all sorts of vehicles (under staff supervision, of course!). After playing and riding, children can also participate in a S.T.E.A.M. workshop and take home their creations.

When: Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Lung King Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $220 (90-minute package for riding on four vehicles, plus participating in a workshop)
Booking: Klook


Summerfest@Wan Chai – Mazes, food stalls, entertainment and more

We’re so pleased that these harbourfront mazes at Wan Chai will now be on display till mid-July. Take your kids for this immersive, educative and free weekend activity. Hop over to the Summerfest@Wan Chai and enjoy the food stalls, kids activities, live entertainment and more.

When: On until Wednesday, 3 July 2024
Where: Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space
How Much: Free
Contact: Wan Chai Harbourfront Event Space


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teamLab: Continuous At Art@Harbour 2024 – Fascinating waterfront art display

Have you spotted the giant egg-shaped structures near the Central and Western District Promenade? This spectacular exhibit is part of Art@Harbour 2024 and is created in collaboration with the renowned artist collective TeamLab.

When: On now until Sunday, 2 June 2024
Where: Tamar Park and the Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section)
How much: Free
Contact: teamLab


Harry Potter Exhibition – Ideal for a weekend getaway in Macau

We love going to Macau and with good reason! If you’re heading to Macau this weekend or for any of the long weekends aheads, make sure you take your Potterheads to the Harry Potter exhibition. Explore behind-the-scenes moments and interactive storytelling as you enter Hogwarts — don’t forget your robes and wands!

When: Open daily from 11am to 7pm (last entry 6:15pm)
Where: The Londoner® Macao
How Much: From $168 for a child and from $218 for an adult
Booking: Cotai Ticketing

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Plan ahead: Best upcoming weekend events, activities and promotions for kids and families in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Races

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Races

Come June and it will be dragon boat racing time! Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (HKCDBA), the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races are a much-anticipated event every year. This year will see over 170 teams and 4,000 dragon boat athletes rowing furiously along the Victoria Harbour. The weekend will be action-packed with the races, and there are a lot of family-friendly events to take the kids to through the week too.The Avenue of Stars will be lined with photo spots and the newly designed LINE FRIENDS installations. There will also be food and beverage stalls along the harbour, making it a fun weekend outing for the family.

When: Saturday, 15 June to Sunday, 16 June 2024
Where: Avenue of Stars, Victoria Harbour


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Drone & Fireworks Show

Missed this month’s drone and fireworks shows? Don’t worry! This will be a regular feature every month, timed to coincide with public holidays and long weekends. This month’s drone display featured a tower of buns for the Cheung Chau bun festival, so we can’t wait to see what it’s like for the Dragon Boat Festival next month!

When: Monday (PH), 10 June 2024 (drone show) and Saturday, 15 June 2024 (fireworks show); 8pm
Where: Wan Chai
How much: Free
Details: Discover Hong Kong

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Cafe Roma x marckids Water Battle Mania

Beachside restaurant, Cafe Roma, promises a splash with its Dragon Boat Festival celebrations this year! To celebrate Dragon Boat Festival and the summer, they will be hosting a three-day event along with the newly launched children’s brand, mackids. Sign up for the “Cafe Roma x marckids Water Battle Mania” and your child will receive headband swimming goggles by marckids and enjoy a kid’s meal. Most importantly, they will get to enjoy a one-hour water battle session (part of a 2-hour session which includes lunch or dinner). There are three sessions a day (pre-lunch, post-lunch and pre-dinner). If you have never visited Park Island before, why not make a day of it and explore parts of the city your family hasn’t seen?

Also, why not take a look at our Neighbourhood Guides and tell us which district, island or village you want to know more about?

When: Saturday, 8 June to Monday, 10 June 2024
Where: Cafe Roma, L1, Shop 7 & 8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: $298
Details: Register here

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“100% DORAEMON & FRIENDS” Tour

We promised you details about the Doraemon Exhibition and here it is! one of the world’s largest Doraemon exhibitions. It commemorates the 90th anniversary of Doraemon’s creator Fujiko F Fujio. There will be free-entry zones as well as ticketed exhibition areas featuring the complete Doraemon world of manga art and movies. Details of the exhibition will be announced over the weekend, so watch this space and keep an eye out if you are attending the Doraemon Drone Show.

When: Saturday, 13 July 2024
Where: TBA
How much: TBA (tickets go on sale on Saturday, 25 May 2024)
Booking: Klook


Ville d’amour de Panda Workshops and Exhibition

The Ville d’amour de Panda exhibition and workshops bring together art and sports, showcasing popular French sports to Hong Kongers. Conducted in English, Chinese and French, kiddos will unleash their creativity by drawing on eco-friendly panda-shaped installations inspired by the Paris Olympics and tackle cool 3D puzzles of fleur-de-lis.

When: Sunday, 9 June 2024; 12pm to 7pm (exhibition)
Where: Jockey Club Lei Yue Mun Plus,  45 Hoi Pong Road Central, Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free
Booking: Register Here


School of Rock Musical

Fans of this Jack Black movie who laughed and sang out loud with the reel version will definitely love this stage version of it! Follow the adventures of failed rock star who turns teacher and gets his students to unleash their inner rock demons. Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed 14 new songs for the show, which also features all the popular, original songs from the movie.

When: Tuesday, 28 May to 16 June 2024
Where: HKAPA
How much: From $488
Booking: Cityline

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My Little Pony: The Crown of Friendship

The little ones will barely be able to contain their excitement when they see life-size ponies take on the stage – the ‘Crown of Friendship’ centres on “Friendship and Magic” and features all six beloved ponies. The show promises to be both enlightening and entertaining with plenty of heartwarming moments!

When: Friday, 31 May (7pm) and Saturday, 1 June 2024 (11am and 3pm)
Where: Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre, HKAPA, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: From $280 and up to $480
Booking: Cityline


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The Gruffalo

It’s a while away but you know you need to mark this one in your calendars! Take your kids to watch the clever mouse on his adventures through the wood. This musical is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular children’s book.

When: Thursday, 19 September to Sunday, 22 September 2024
Where: HKAPA
How much: From $275
Booking: Cityline

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HK Disneyland 10K Weekend Run 2024

Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2024

Here’s another one to pencil into your calendars – the Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend 2024 will take place in November. Featuring the usual suspects, Mickey and friends, Marvel superheroes and for the first time, the characters from Frozen, this weekend run has many race options from those for families with the tiniest tots to the those willing to do the whole 10K run.

When: Saturday, 2 November and Sunday, 3 November 2024
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland
Registration: TBA

Read More: Your Guide To Hong Kong Disneyland


Editor’s Note: This post was most recently updated by Anita Balagopalan. With thanks to Fashila Kanakka and Najuka Redkar for their contribution.

Main image courtesy of Sassy Media Group with images of weekend events mentioned in the article, image 1 courtesy of doraemon100_tour and AllRightsReserved, image 2 courtesy of Harvard Krokodiloes via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of The Performers Studio via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of HK Greeters, image 5 courtesy of Cityplaza, image 6 courtesy of The Sound of Music, image 7 courtesy of Doulos Hope, image 8 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland, image 9 courtesy of Harbour City via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Sarah Dietz via Pexels, image 9 courtesy of Love in the Light Exhibition, image 10 courtesy of Naked Flowers HK, image 12 courtesy of Hong Kong Space Museum, image 13 courtesy of teamLab, image 14 courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, image 15 courtesy of Discover Hong Kong, image 16 courtesy of Cafe Roma, image 17 courtesy of doraemon100_tour and AllRightsReserved, image 18 Ville d’amour de Panda, image 19 courtesy of Cityline, image 19 courtesy of The Gruffalo, image 20 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland.   

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