You’re invited to our Lunar New Year Celebration 2017

1 February 2017

You’re invited to the city’s largest Lunar New Year celebration and welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Saturday 4 February at Gold Coast Chinatown.

To be held from 4pm - 9pm, the free event features an Asian-infused street food market, live music and cultural entertainment, interactive workshops, screening of Kung Fu Panda 3, pop up laneway bar, and a spectacular fireworks display.

This is the third year the Gold Coast has held a Lunar New Year celebration, also commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, with the 2016 event attracting close to 15,000 visitors.

Mayor Tom Tate said Chinatown was an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport and events like Lunar New Year were helping to secure its reputation.

“As our CBD grows, so does its reputation, especially amongst the multicultural community. It’s becoming a hub for culture, food, retail and events,” he said.

“I hope to see some good crowds at this year’s event and urge anyone who hasn’t visited Chinatown to check it out.”

Entertainment includes lion dancers, roving acrobats, stilt walkers, Japanese drumming, Filipino bamboo dance and Chinese lotus dance.  

Bottled water will not be sold at Lunar New Year to help reduce waste  – instead, free water refills will be available so don’t forget to bring your own bottle.

Getting to Lunar New Year is easy. Ride your bike and receive a free bike maintenance check, or catch the G: Link direct to Southport station. Alternatively, there is parking at several local City of Gold Coast car parks including:

  • Mal Burke car park – corner Hinze and Davenport Streets
  • Athol Patterson car park – near Southport Library
  • Carey Park car park – Broadwater Parklands

Gold Coast Chinatown is at Young and Davenport Streets, Southport.

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You’re invited to our Lunar New Year Celebration 2017 photo