23 – 29 January 2017

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  • ROVING PERFORMERS

    By adcity on January 7, 2016
    Mon 23 - Sun 29 Jan
    By day, roving musicians, artists and performers take to the streets of Chinatown.
    Throughout Chinatown.
    Every day
    Free

  • HOW MANY FORTUNE COOKIES?

    By adcity on January 7, 2016
    Mon 23rd - Sun 29th Jan
    Try guessing how many fortune cookies there are in the towers located in the shopping arcades in Chinatown.
    206 Bourke Street Shopping Centre

  • CENTRE STAGE – CHINATOWN FESTIVAL OFFICIAL OPENING

    By adcity on January 7, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    The Official Opening of Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival takes place on stage followed by a cultural performance program into the evening.
    Cnr. Russell and Lt Bourke Sts.
    11.00am and 10.00pm

  • DRAGON PARADE DAY AND MAIN FESTIVAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

    By adcity on January 7, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan 2017
    Melbourne’s Dai Loong emerges from the Chinese Museum with onlookers in awe truly heralding the commencement of the Spring Festival.
    Throughout Chinatown
    11.30am and 1.00pm
    Free

  • FO GUANG SHAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE AND DISPLAY

    By adcity on January 7, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    Visit the temple established by Fo Guang Shan to give your blessings to Buddha on your visit to the Festival in Chinatown.
    Chinatown Car Park, Lt Bourke St.
    11.00am and 4.00pm

  • CHINESE LIONS

    By adcity on January 8, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    The streets are awash with a cacophony of rhythmic drumming as Chinese Lions bring in the New Year by blessing the businesses of Chinatown.
    Throughout Chinatown
    11.00am and 6.00pm

  • ASIAN DELIGHTS

    By adcity on January 8, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    Quality hawker stalls and produce stores will span Russell Street, offering traditional Chinese New Year treats and other treats.
    Russell St.
    11.00am to 9.00pm

  • COMPETITIONS

    By adcity on January 8, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    Chicken Painting, Dumpling Eating, Fortune Cookie Guessing, Waitpersons’ Race, and more…
    Russell St.
    11.00am and 9.00pm

  • CHINESE MUSEUM OPEN DAY

    By adcity on January 8, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    Free entry when you visit the Chinese Museum on Sunday 29 January. See 5 floors of Chinese Australian history from early Gold Rush Australia to the present day.
    Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Pl, VIC 3000
    1.00pm and 5.00pm

  • MAKE A CHILDREN’S DRAGON MURAL

    By adcity on January 8, 2016
    Sun 29th Jan
    Visit the Chinese Museum, see the Chinese Dragons and make a scale for the Children’s Dragon Mural. (Parent supervision required).
    Chinese Museum, Cohen Pl. Melbourne
    2.00pm to 4.00pm
    $5.00 per Child