Event Detail

Melboutne Chinatown Chinese New Year

Whats About

7 – 21 February: A host of celebrations include lion dance blessings of the shops, Chinese Australian heritage, and roaming performers. On Chinese New Year there is the Chinese New Year Eve Family Day includes Outdoor Cinema and Countdown to Midnight (7 Feb).
8 February: MasterChef comes to Chinatown.
14 February: The Melbourne Dai Loong Association, custodians of the dragon parade tradition, are heralding the Spring Festival and the New Year with the Millennium Dragon Parade through the streets of Melbourne.


Time: 14 Feb 2016, Sun. 10am-10pm

Location: Lt Bourke st. Melbourne

Event Running Schedule:

Date Time Location Performance / Activies
14th Feb 11.00am to 10.00pm Cnr. Russell and Lt Bourke Sts. CENTRE STAGE – CHINATOWN FESTIVAL OFFICIAL OPENING
14th Feb 11.30am to 1.00pm Throughout Chinatown CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON PARADE
14th Feb 11.00am to 4.00pm Chinatown Car Park, Lt Bourke St. BRIGHT MOON BUDDHIST SOCIETY TEMPLE AND DISPLAY
14th Feb 11.00am to 6.00pm Throughout Chinatown CHINESE LIONS
14th Feb 11.00am to 5.00pm Russell St. Melbourne FREE CULTURAL WORKSHOPS
14th Feb 6.00pm to 9.00pm Main Stage Cnr. Russell and Lonsdale St. CELEBRATIONS INTO THE NIGHT