What’s On HKG: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink Over Easter 2023
April 05, 2023
Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.
1. ‘Tai Kwun In Bloom 2023’ at Tai Kwun
Decorating the Easter season with florals and colourful planters, Tai Kwun is bringing back its week-long floral extravaganza in time for you to grab some gifts and decorations for the long holiday weekend. The Parade Grounds will be transformed into a beautiful garden that’s not just visually blooming in vibrance, but also sustainable and eco-friendly.
Featuring over a dozen locally based pop-ups and planters, the week promises fun workshops, botanical-inspired bites, and educational displays promoting a greener lifestyle for all. The event will feature florists, botanical stores, lifestyle brands, food, and beverage brands, making it the perfect Easter one-stop-shop for all your spring needs.
When: Apr. 2-5
Where: Parade Ground, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission
2. ‘Easter Eggshell Ceramic Workshop’ at The Mills Fabrica in Tsuen Wan
Helping to elongate the lifespan of this festive decoration that has taken over the town, Fabrica X is hosting a special workshop that turns Easter eggs into adorable year-long accessories using the innovative biomaterial of eggshell ceramic.
Transforming food waste (sourced from restaurants around The Mills’ venue itself!) into biodegradable accessories, you can leave the workshop with a cute Eggshell Ceramic Keychain that can dissolve in water to be used as fertilizer for plant nutrients.
When: Apr. 10
Where: Fabrica X, Shop 108, 1/F The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$50
3. ‘Lung Mei Ecotour and Kayaking Adventure’ in Ma Shi Chau Geopark
Discover 200-metre Lung Mei Beach, a scenic stretch across Tai Po in the New Territories. This beach was created to extend public access to the area’s swimming spaces, and plays host to over 300 marine species, including the newly discovered endemic tree-climbing micro-crab, the vulnerable spotted seahorse, and five local species of starfish.
Join a guided kayaking trip, with children ages eight and above also welcome, and adventure along on a paddle and eco tour to the mangroves, before sampling a delicious seafood lunch at Sam Mun Tsai fishing farm, and venturing over to Ma Shi Chau Geopark to round off the trip.
When: Apr. 12
Where: Lung Mei Beach, 168 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$700
4. SongKran HK 2023 at D2 Place and Surrounding Blocks
Coinciding with the Western season of renewal is Thai festival Songkran, which commemorates the hottest day of the year in the nation with traditional water fight festivities, as well as other celebrations to share with friends and family. Come and check out the Nang Songkran Parade, which features beautiful floats that showcase traditional Thai culture.
Visitors can also explore and purchase Thai snacks and souvenirs at the Chatuchak-Style Market. Traditional Thai dance performances will also be on show, with fun cultural sharing stations where partyers can experience wearing Thai traditional garments for photo ops, as well as craft workshops and much more. Click here for more information on the event schedule, though do note that the website is in Chinese.
When: Apr. 5-10
Where: D2 Place ONE & TWO, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
How much: Free admission
5. ‘JAZZ DIVA: ELLA FITZGERALD’ by HK Phil at WKCD Freespace
The upcoming jazz chamber music concert presented by the award-winning Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra promises to be a night to remember for fans of Ella Fitzgerald. In tribute to the jazz icon's most famous and beloved songs, join a group of talented musicians for an evening with the greats. Showcasing the breadth and depth of Ella Fitzgerald's musical legacy, the line-up includes vocalist Talie Monin, saxophonist Paulo Levi, pianist and composition arranger Patrick Lui, as well as the jazz ensemble faction of our city’s very own HK Phil members.
When: Apr. 10-11
Where: The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon
How much: Buy tickets here, Starting from HK$380
6. Kerry Hotel x Sweaty Betty Wellness Breakfast Club at Kerry Hotel
Get ready to boost your wellness with a healthy collaboration between harbour-facing Kerry Hotel and Sweaty Betty. Start your weekend wholesome, embrace being that girl and join the yoga breakfast club taking place every Saturday and Sunday for a relaxing retreat. This weekend focuses on Animal Flow moves and Relaxing Stretches.
Each session comprises one hour of soul nourishing yoga, with all classes being suitable for beginners. It will take place in the hotel with unobstructed floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbour views. A nutritious breakfast showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients will follow to complete this wholesome experience. Plus, each participant will receive a Sweaty Betty goodie bag, sports accessory, and a shopping voucher worth HK$500.
When: Apr. 8-9 (recurring on weekends until Jun. 25)
Where: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$424
7. ‘Life and Wine are Better on the Beach 2023!’ by 30 Degrees South at Mong Tung Wan
Escape to secluded Mong Tung Wan beach for a chilled-out kickback of South African wine, delicious food, and sunset views. Including pick up and drop off, guests can soak in the beautiful views while being served four different wines to enjoy at their leisure, and each bottle will be introduced through their unique stories.
A sumptuous grilled feast will be served at 6 PM, featuring an assortment of sausages, Swiss potato salad, chicken and beef skewers, Spanish salad, pasta, dried tomatoes and spinach salad, and apple crumble or cherry tart for dessert. Add on options of pork chops, pomfret fish, or tomahawk steak are also available.
The wines available include Black Elephant Vinters MCC for welcome drinks, The Pledge Darling Sauvignon Blanc, Vrede & Lust Boet Erasmus, Bushmanspad Cabernet Sauvignon, and Jakkalsvlei Red Muscadel for dessert wine. In addition to savouring the wine, guests can take a swim or use a kayak to explore the surrounding waters!
When: 12 PM-8 PM, Apr. 9
Where: Mong Tung Wan Lantau Seaview Resort, 11 Tung Wan Tau Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, New Territories
How much: Buy tickets here, HK$1,000
8. B&R Brunch at Bianco & Rosso
Indulge in some stunning Italian cuisine alongside a free-flow deal that’s like no other. Hong Kong’s Vermouth House, Bianco & Rosso, has launched a new brunch menu with an add-on option of an unlimited two-hour free-flow to include artisanal mixed Vermouth spritzes, specially crafted by Vermouth Negronis, and more decadent tipples.
Each guest can fill up on two starters per person, one pasta dish, a choice of mains, and an option for dessert to share. For a sumptuous experience, the Polmard Beef Tartare, Ricotta Ravioli with luscious porcini cream, sausage ragout peppered Spaghetti Martelli, and the Whole Three Yellow Chicken make for a memorable main feast.
When: 11:30 AM or 1:30 PM start, Weekends
Where: Bianco & Rosso, 29 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$298 (Add HK$198 for free-flow)
9. Gingers Takeover at Winstons across Hong Kong Island
As firm believers that breakfast goodies and baked delicacies deserve to be indulged in, not simply grabbed and gone in the mornings, there’s a lot to love about Gingers catering’s new range at Winston’s Coffee branches in Kennedy Town and Sai Ying Pun. Pair the café-bar’s signature Espresso Martini (HK$100) with fresh and tasty bites of Gingers’ sandwiches, salads, pastas, pastries, cakes and more.
When: Throughout Apr. onwards
How much: Prices vary
10. Cherry Blossom-inspired Spring Seasonal Menu at Kappou Mu in Tsim Sha Tsui
Celebrating the arrival of spring with a stunning omakase menu inspired by the cherry blossom season, Kappou Mu is offering a range of nine- to 15-course omakase lunch menus showcasing the restaurant's kappou-style prowess. Each set boasts a succession of dishes from appetizers to desserts that reflect the beauty of the season of renewal through fresh Japanese ingredients.
Sakura-inspired dishes include the Ezo Abalone and Spanish Red Prawn with Asparagus and Taro, which combines succulent Hokkaido abalone with the vibrant colours of cherry blossoms. The Hokkaido Tokachi Wagyu with Eggplant and Spring Bamboo Shoots is another standout dish, with the rose hue of the wagyu echoing the blooming floral shades. There is also a curation of fresh Noresore sashimi, Hotaru Ika, and Mirugai, with options of mildly flavoured and creamy Murasaki Uni, or the bolder Bafun Uni.
When: Now throughout April
Where: Kappou Mu, Shop UG01-03, UG/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Book here, Starting from HK$780 per person
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