Chinese Lunar New Year 2023

The Chinese Lunar New Year Festival historically attracts over 100,000 people to Chinatown each year to celebrate the food, music, art and culture of Melbourne's Chinese and Asian communities.

During the celebrations, patrons will explore and enjoy world-class restaurants, bars, shopping and experiences. The year 2023 will be the year of the Water Rabbit, symbolising prosperity, wealth and happiness.

Official Ceremony: 11:30am
Lion Dance Welcome: 12:15pm
Millennium Dragon Parade: 12:30pm (from the Main Stage)
Giant Chinese Lunar Rabbit (206 Bourke St): all day
Various Performances: 12:30pm to 7pm
DJ: 7pm to 9pm

This is a free event. Booking not required.