Chinese Lunar New Year Dragon Festival 2024

Celebrate in Chinatown for the highly auspicious Year of the Dragon, symbolising longevity, prosperity, wealth and happiness.

Bring your family and friends on the single day festival to celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, with the food, music, art and culture of Melbourne’s Chinese and Asian communities.

Come along to the Main Stage for all of the exciting and culturally rich performances. See the majestic lion dance troupes performing throughout Chinatown. Visit the market stalls or wear or rent a traditional hanfu and explore and enjoy world-class restaurants, bars and shopping.

Date: Saturday 11 February, 2024


CYSM Lion Dance Performance: 10.30am
Opening Ceremony (Main Stage – Russell Street and Lonsdale Street): 11.30am
Cultural Performances (Main Stage): all day
Market Stalls (Russell St): all day

Proudly organised by Melbourne Chinatown Association.

Chinatown Melbourne
Little Bourke Street & Russell Street
Melbourne 3000