Chinese New Year Celebrations in Cairns 2018!

 

Come and celebrate the “Year of the Dog” in Cairns from 16th February to 3rd March 2018!

 

The Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese Lunar Calendar and celebrates the significance of the New Year through dance, music and cultural performance. Cairns has a strong connection with China, reflected in the relationship with Zhanjiang, Cairns’ sister city and Zhongshan, Cairns’ friendship city, and the Chinese New Year celebrations are one of the biggest and most popular events on the local calendar.

This year the celebrations kick off in February with a wide variety of activities, entertainment, and events throughout the city.

For three weeks Cairns City will be transformed into little China with over 15,000 visitors expected to attend. Most Chinese New Year attractions will be held on Grafton Street, Tropical North Queensland’s own little 'Chinatown'.

The Street Festival is NOT TO BE MISSED and will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:00pm.

Book your 2018 Chinese New Year accommodation in Cairns now!

Book your 2018 Chinese New Year Great Barrier Reef tours now!

Book your 2018 Chinese New Year Helicopter tours now!

Book your 2018 Chinese New Year Hot Air Balloon tours now!

To book your Cairns Chinese New Year accommodation and tours call our reservations team on 07 4059 5959 today!

"Gong Xi Fa Cai! Nin Nian Kuai Le!’ Happy New Year!"

 

Farewell the Rooster Chinese New Year Celebration

 

Enjoy Chinese cultural performances to welcome the Year of the Dog.

  • When: 8th February to 3rd March 2018 (specific dates to be confirmed)
  • Where: TBA
  • For all enquiries email Nathan Lee Long, info@cairnschinesenewyear.org

Tai Chi Planet International

 

Come down and try Tai Chi on the Cairns Esplanade during Chinese New Year for 2018. 

  • When: Friday February 16th 7.30am and Saturday March 3rd at 7.30am
  • Where: Pentanque Court 241 The Esplanade Cairns

Yum Cha Corporate Lunch

 

The CQ University Coprorate Chinese New Year Business Yum Cha Lunch provides a valuable insight into the importance of the Chinese market for tourism in Tropical North Queensland, current market conditions and future prospects for the Far North region.

Hear from Lee Lin Chin weekend presenter of SBS world News to hear her funny yet worldly outlook on international affairs, literature and the arts and not to mention fashion. We will also see a panel of experts to provide insight in international education in Cairns and ways in which it both intersects and differs to the tourism industry.  

  • When: February 21, 2018 11.30am - 3.00pm
  • Where: Café China, The Reef Hotel Casino 
  • Cost: $90.00 9 course Yum cha Banquet and drinks 

Chinese New Year is always a very exciting and busy time in Cairns to enjoy all the city has to offer we recommend you book your 2018 Chinese New Year accommodation now. You also need to pre book any tours and activities you plan to do, to book your 2018 Chinese New Year Great Barrier Reef tours, click here.

 

Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival

 

Welcome the year of the Dog 2018 and celebrate with the local Chinese community at this free, fun family event. The Street Festival is a popular and much-anticipated part of the annual Chinese New Year events and celebrates the rich Chinese heritage of Tropical North Queensland and the diversity of the region. The Street Festival brings new life into the city and providing a unique and exciting experience for locals as well as visitors to the city.

The program normally includes: 

  • Street parade 
  • Colourful Lion and Dragon performances
  • Chinese drumming
  • Interactive art and cultural displays
  • Chinese food
  • A huge variety of market stalls and street food
  • Fireworks and firecrackers (at 9pm)
  • Live entertainment and prize draws at The Good Guys Main Stage and Star 102.7 Stage
  • When: February 24th 2018, 4.00pm and Sunday 25th February 9.00pm
  • Where: Cairns Historic China Town Grafton Street Cairns
  • Entry: Free 

For more information and the full schedule you can visit the "Cairns & District Chinese Association Inc

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