Unleash the fun! Looking for exciting things to do in Hong Kong? Check out these top, family-friendly events and activities running in Hong Kong this February 2024. You can also check out our What’s On page for more.
Hong Kong Race Week
Date: 30 Jan- 4 Feb 2024
Location: Repulse Bay
Hong Kong Race Week is a prominent fixture in the international youth dinghy scene. Organised by the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and co-organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the race starts at the Yacht Club’s Middle Island facility. Participants navigate four racecourses spanning Middle Island, Repulse Bay, Deep Water Bay, Stanley, Tai Tam, and Beaufort. The event attracts young sailors from around the world who compete in various boat classes and provides a platform for youth sailors to showcase their skills, gain valuable racing experience, and engage in friendly competition.
Dates: 2-4 February; 15-18 February; 23-25 February
Location: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets: from HKTicketing
Kids Fest 2024 features some great shows. I Believe in Unicorns, which runs 2-4 February, is about a boy called Tomas who hates school, books and the library, until an encounter with a unicorn changes everything. It is suitable for age 6+. Children age 5+ will love seeing an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras in Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, running 15-18 February. Last up is The Very Hungry Caterpillar on 23-25 February The critically acclaimed show is suitable for children age 3+.
Thomas & Friends: The Bravest Engine on Sodo
Date: 3 February
Thomas and his friends take to the stage at the Lyric Theatre in this entertaining live performance which sees Thomas and Gordon embark on a thrilling race challenge on a snowy night. Challenger Thomas is determined to stand up for the little trains, but a mysterious troublemaker could make that even harder. The show also features the popular Chinese train Yong Bao and the independent and confident African train Nia, both making their debut on the stage. Tickets
Dates: 3 & 4 February
“ThePainters,” an internationally acclaimed production hailing from South Korea, has captivated audiences worldwide with its extraordinary blend of fine art, theatre, and musical elements. This groundbreaking performance seamlessly transports spectators through a dynamic journey encompassing graffiti, comedy, and dance, inviting them to explore and appreciate a diverse range of artistic expressions. From the mesmerising strokes of sketching, the vibrant hues of oil painting, and the enchanting medium of sand art, to the captivating spectacle of light sculpting, vivid colours, and even glow-in-the-dark paintings, every art form comes to life on stage in real-time. “ThePainters” promises an array of interactive surprises in each scene, ensuring a constant sense of wonderment for its viewers. Suitable for age 5+. Running Time: Approximately 75 minutes (No intermission). Tickets from HK Ticketing.
Inter Miami CF in Hong Kong – SOLD OUT
The Inter Miami CF team will also participate in an open training session on February 3rd at Hong Kong Stadium with entry tickets ranging from HK$580 up to HK$780. For more information on Tatler XFEST and to purchase tickets,
Jurassic Dinosaur Park 2.0
Dates: Until 18 February 2024
Location: Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: Tickets are available at Trip.com
Dinosaur Adventure Park 2.0 returns to the Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Center Let’s Play Entertainment Centre this December. Come face to face with realistic, life size, simulated Jurassic dinosaurs as well as join a variety of dinosaur-themed activities including interactive VR shooting games; riding simulated walking dinosaurs; dinosaur slides and excavating dinosaur bones in the sand pool.
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Date: Mid-February to Mid-March 2024
Location: Hong Kong Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre in Central.
The Hong Kong Arts Festival this year celebrates its 51st anniversary. Showcasing a diverse array of artists, ballet troupes, orchestras, dancers, conductors, pianists, and singers, the festival also features specially commissioned works and the project No Limits, highlighting talent from across Hong Kong with diverse abilities. In addition to live shows and performances, there will be online programs featuring international performers and troupes. Performances take place at venues like the Hong Kong Cultural Center in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre in Central.
Family friendly options in this year’s Festival include Miwa Matreyek’s World of Animation (see below), Hankyung arte Philharmonic Family Concert, Teatro all Scala Ballet Company and Nutcracker Reimagined by Baltic Sea Philharmonic.
Miwa Matreyek’s World of Animation
Dates: 20-23 Feb
Miwa Matreyek, a multimedia artist, mesmerises audiences with her shadow silhouette performances. Previously showcased at renowned venues like New York’s Museum of Modern Art, her family-friendly shows take you on a dreamlike adventure, exploring the connection between humans and nature. Part of the HK Arts Festival. www.hk.artsfestival.org
Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces that shaped Western art history
Dates: Until 11 April 2024
Location: Hong Kong Palace Museum
Tickets: $150 for information
The Hong Kong Palace Museum presents “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces that shaped Western art history.” This exhibition showcases 52 renowned paintings from London’s National Gallery, making their debut in Hong Kong. Families can explore influential artworks spanning 400 years by iconic artists like Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Monet. From Raphael’s “The Madonna and Child with the Infant Baptist” to Van Gogh’s lively “Long Grass with Butterflies,” the exhibition encompasses the Renaissance, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism eras, highlighting pioneering techniques. Engaging educational programs deepen visitors’ understanding of Western art and culture. Supported by the Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund, this blockbuster exhibition is not influenced by the views of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s government. AIA Hong Kong & Macau is the Lead Sponsor, and Centurion from American Express is the Major Sponsor. The “Botticelli to Van Gogh” exhibition offers an accessible and enriching experience for Hong Kong families, revealing the masterpieces that have shaped Western art history.