One of the largest cultural events in Asia 

Established in 1993, French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia. With more than 150 programs presented over two months, it has become an iconic part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene, attracting more than one million visitors each year. The objectives of French May are to touch everything, to be everywhere and for everyone. To touch everything by highlighting the most diversified art forms: heritage and contemporary arts heritage and contemporary arts, from painting to design, from classical music to hip-hop dance, from cinema to circus.

To be everywhere by bringing performances to various places and neighborhoods, including the unusual and unexpected: from cultural centers and shopping malls, to public spaces, to the racetrack and Victoria Harbour.

For everyone because the Festival wants to reach out to the whole community by developing educational programs, lectures, guided tours, workshops and masterclasses, including those that directly benefit the young and disadvantaged.

A powerful platform for cultural exchange and art appreciation

For 29 years, French May has been both resolutely international and resolutely local and wishes to contribute to the unique attractiveness of the World City of Asia. The French May Arts Festival received the «Gold Award for Arts Promotion 2008» from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.


Twenty-nine years of presence in Hong Kong and Macau have made the French May Art Festival a powerful platform for cultural exchange and art appreciation between Hong Kong, Macau and France, and a highlight of the regional cultural scene. With more than 20 million spectators reached over the years, it has now become a 2-month, 1 million spectator cultural festival that continues to focus on sharing talents, developing the local art scene and bringing the best of French creations to the territory while integrating them into our daily lives.