Celebrate the arrival of the year of the Goat with a Lunar New Year Celebration at one of the many festivals around Melbourne.
Sunday 8th Feb - East Meets West Lunar New Year Celebration, Hopkins St Footscray 10am - 10pm FREE
Fireworks at 9.45pm will round out a day of food stalls, cultural performances including lion dances and carinal rides
Saturday 14th Feb - Chinese New Year Festival, Box Hill Mall 1pm -1am FREE
A program full of entertainment and stalls with a parade of Choi Sun (the Chinese God of Fortune) with 80,000 people expected, it will br a true coming together of the community
Saturday 14th Feb & Saturday 21st Feb - Crown Lunar New Year Fireworks
Enjoy watching the sky light up with Fireworks to Celebrate Luna New Year
Sunday 15th Feb Springvale Lunar New Year, Balmoral Avenue, Springvale 10am - 10pm FREE
Arts & Crafts, Food, Family Entertainment, Amusements & Attractions
Monday 16th Feb - Sunday 1st March, Chinese New Year Festival, Chinese Museum 22 Cohen Place Melbourne
Home to the largest Chinese Dragon, exploring the Chinese Museum is a great way to start a visit to Melbourne's China Town, where you can enjoy great food, cultural celebration and arts and crafts
The Chinese New Year Festival will be held on Sunday 22nd February 11am - 10pm with Lion dances, crackers and drumming and loads more to keep the whole family entertained.
Thursday 19th Feb - Awakening of the Docklands Dragon, Harbour Esplanade Docklands 5.30pm - 9.30pm FREE
Experience the awakening of the Docklands Dragon, floating lanterns, dragon boats, drummers, tai chi and dance troupe demonstrations, fire twirlers and lion dances.
Visit the 100m Illuminated dragon at Docklands until 1st March
Sunday 1st March - Chinese New Year at Federation Square - 12pm - 4pm FREE
Enjoy the spectacular Lion dancing form 12.00pm - 1.30pm with activities to continue after