Things are heating up in Hong Kong this month, and we’re not talking about the weather!

Grab your diaries and get ready to plan your best month yet, because this May is brining a host of exciting events and holidays you don’t want to miss. There are concerts, decadent brunches, and even the annual bun climbing festival. Read on to find our top pics for this month!

Le French May
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The best part about May isn’t the junk boat parties, beach days or even the warm nights and Aperol Spritz. It’s Le French May, of course! It’s one of the largest cultural events in Asia, with more than 120 programmes presented to over a million visitors each year. It’s a celebration of French culture in Hong Kong and Macau, that offers audiences a chance to experience the best of France – from dance, film and fashion to food and drink – without ever leaving the city. You can eat your way through France at these amazing restaurants, or get 15% off the hottest performances here

Le French May is taking over Hong Kong from 1 May – 30 June. For more information and a full list of events and promotions, visit

Read more: How to Eat Your Way Through Le French GourMay 

Cheung Chau Bun Festival
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Every summer, the island of Cheung Chau is overrun with visitors looking for fresh seafood and mango mochi. But for one weekend every May, people are coming for a totally different reason: to watch the famous Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which falls on the same day as Buddha’s birthday. There are events happening throughout the weekend-long celebration, but most people like to go on the third day to watch brave climbers scramble up the three huge bun mountains. There is a lot of history behind this fun day out, and it’s worth researching before you go! 

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival runs from 9 – 13 May, 2019 on Cheung Chau. For more information see here

Mother’s Day
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This is your final PSA that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you’ve got no excuse to miss it. We’ve already written about the most delicious brunches happening, and even hooked you up with a list of the best last-minute Mother’s Day activities to book – don’t drop the ball on this one! 

Mother’s Day is celebrated on 12 May, 2019

Read more: Last Minute Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2019
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This international sensation returns to Hong Kong 17 – 19 May, 2019. For it’s seventh edition, it’s bringing together over 115 local and international galleries to showcase a stunning collection of fresh art you won’t find anywhere else, with prices starting at just HK$1,000. If you’re looking to start your own art collection, this is the place to be. Find out more information here

The Affordable Art Fair runs from 17 – 19 May, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here

Jason Mraz
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The “I’m Yours” singer is coming to serenade Hong Kong later this month, as part of his Good Vibes tour. Jason Mraz is known for his positive songs and folk-pop sound that just can’t be resisted. He says he’s “Thrilled to return, reconnect and re-experience the joy” of performing in Asia this month, and to be honest, we feel the same way.

Jason Mraz is performing his Good Vibes tour 17 – 18 May, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

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