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|