In 2016, the Victoria Street Lunar Festival will welcome in the Year of the Monkey.
Not only one of Yarra’s biggest parties, this Festival has become one of the most popular and recognised Lunar New Year celebrations in Victoria, drawing people from all over Melbourne. It is a wonderful opportunity for Victoria Street to treat the community to a vibrant, colourful and culturally rich experience.
Entertainment is diverse with everything from Chinese opera to Vietnamese pop and carnival rides. Follow one of the largest Chinese dragons in Australia as it twists and twirls its way along Victoria Street and block your ears as strings of firecrackers noisily scare away those evil spirits.
The 2016 Festival will also feature a new cooking demonstration stage. Festival participants will be able to learn tips and tricks on how to cook their favourite Asian dishes.
And of course, you can sample more Vietnamese hawker food than you can poke a chopstick at – they don’t call Victoria Street Little Saigon for nothing!
The Victoria Street Lunar Festival is funded by Yarra City Council’s Celebrate Yarra Grants Program.