In 2017, the Victoria Street Lunar Festival will welcome in the Year of the Rooster.
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.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration at the Tastes of Asia cooking stage or sample tasty treats from the many Vietnamese and Chinese hawker food stalls.
The Victoria Street Lunar Festival is funded through Council’s 2017-19 Celebrate Yarra Grants Program.
Image: City of Yarra.