CADCAI Chinese New Year Festival 2024 – Cairns
Welcome to the vibrant Cairns Chinese New Year Festival 2024! Immerse yourself in the joyous ambiance as the city bursts to life with the glow of colourful lanterns, captivating lion and dragon performances, rhythmic drumming, percussion, music, firecrackers, delectable food, and a spectacular fireworks display.
Organized by the Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc. (CADCAI), this year’s celebration heralds the arrival of the auspicious Year of the Wood Dragon 2024. It also marks the 20th year since the Cairns Chinese New Year Festival began as community celebration in 2004.
Join us for a 15-day extravaganza featuring a diverse array of public events. The Chinese New Year Festival is a unique occasion for our community to unite and celebrate in the deep-rooted history and culture of the Chinese community in North Queensland, paying homage to the lasting contributions of Chinese migrants and their descendants.
Don’t miss the highlights of the festival, including mesmerising lion and dragon dance performances on New Year’s Day , a visual arts exhibition with Cairns’ sister city Zhenjiang, an exquisite Chinese New Year Banquet, a delectable Yum Cha experience, and the grand finale – the Lantern Festival and fireworks extravaganza on the 15th day.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our supporters, including the Queensland Government through Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Cairns Regional Council, and the generous support of local Cairns businesses and media groups.
Prepare to embark on a cultural journey like no other!
19th January -25 February 2024: Visual Art Exhibition – THE CHINESE ZODIAC: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ZHENJIANG-CAIRNS SISTER CITIES
28th January (Sunday) – CAIRNS JOCKEY CLUB CHINESE NEW YEAR RACE DAY
8th February 2024 (Thursday) – Chinese New Year 2024 – HERITAGE MORNING TEA
9th February (Friday) – Lunar New Year – Street Food Festival 2024 – Crystalbrook Riley
10th February (Saturday) – CHINESE NEW YEAR DAY – Cairns CULTURAL Precinct and Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
17th February (Saturday) – CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET 2024 – Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant
24th February (Saturday) – CHINESE NEW YEAR LANTERN FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS FINALE – Esplanade Lagoon Plaza
25th February (Sunday) – YEAR OF THE DRAGON YUM CHA – Imperial Chinese Restaurant
For more information on all these events visit the CADCAI website.
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