Lunar Festival

This year’s Victoria Street Lunar New Year Festival will welcome in the Year of the Goat.

Not only one of Yarra’s biggest parties, Lunar Festival has become one of the most popular and recognised Lunar New Year celebrations in Victoria, drawing people from all over Melbourne. The Festival 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 Chinese dragons as they twist and twirl their way along Victoria Street, and block your ears as strings of firecrackers noisily scare away those evil spirits. 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.