Chinese New Year's Day 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018 is Chinese New Year's Day

2018 is the year of the DOG

The Chinese New Year Festival features traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, festivities, dances, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, numerous stalls of culinary delights, arts and crafts, Chinese chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children's events.

This festival welcomes young and old to share the Chinese Cultural heritage of Melbourne's Chinese community. In recent years the festival has been one of Melbourne's most celebrated festivals and is great for the whole family.

There will be celebrations over 7 days at various venues showcasing over 50 performances, 25 stalls, lion dances, dragon dances and lots of fire crackers.

Dragon’s Awakening Ceremony


Sunday 18 February 2018 | 10am - 10pm (provisional TBC)
China Town, Little Bourke Street
Dragon’s Awakening Ceremony

A Chinese dragon, lions, street performers and cultural activity will fill the streets of Chinatown on Chinese New Year Sunday. During the Dragon’s Awakening Ceremony, the Dragon will parade through the streets of Melbourne starting in Little Bourke Street.


When & Where


Date: Friday 16th of February 2018



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