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6 Epic Lunar New Year Events To Hit Up This Month

By Erin Curtain - 07 Feb 2019

The Year of the Pig is officially upon us and Brisbane is setting out to celebrate all that's new with mountains of food and parades of performers. If you're all about attracting good luck and fortune for the coming Lunar year, check out these entertaining, culturally enriching, and utterly mouth-watering events on in Brisbane this Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year in the City

To start this list off we have the iconic Lunar New Year celebration held throughout Queen Street Mall. For six days the hub of the CBD will be transformed by hordes of free entertainment and a food market overflowing with delicious traditional street eats. This is the perfect spot to grab a cheeky weekday lunch while joining in on the festivities.

When: until 10 February
Where: Queen Street Mall
For more information, click here.

Lunar New Year Fireworks

Because what celebration is complete without a cracker fireworks display to kick it off? This Thursday, Westfield Garden City will be getting in on the celebrations with lion dancers, traditional drummers, fire twirlers, a live DJ, and extravagant fireworks to top it all off. If you want your Lunar New Year to start with a bang make sure you come along.

When: 6pm8:30pm, Thursday 7 February
Where: Town Square
For more information, click here.

Chinese New Year Party

If your idea of shepherding in the New Year is with live entertainment, multiple DJs, and plenty of quality eats, then Little Valley has planned your perfect party. This iconic restaurant and bar will be serving up a royal banquet to celebrate the Lunar New Year, chock-a-block with bao, lap cheong, pork belly and more. 

When: 6pm – late, Friday 8 February
Where: Little Valley
For more information, click here.

Lunar New Year Dinner & Karaoke

Trang Vietnamese Restaurant is serving up their own special menu to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Each dish is authentic and will bring the eater luck and fortune for the new year, plus there will be a lion dance, firecracker display, and their legendary karaoke after dinner, because no celebration is complete without karaoke.

When: 5pm – 10pm, Saturday 9 February
Where: Trang Vietnamese Restaurant
For more information, click here.

Chinese New Year in the Lanes

The Lanes of Fortitude Valley are of course hosting their own festivities for the Lunar New Year and we couldn’t be keener. The Chinese Dragon will make its way through California and Bakery Lanes, taking you past the best dumplings in Brisbane at Fat Dumping Bar, live street performers, and oh-so-extra giant Chinese cookies dipped in chocolate and showered with sprinkles.

When: 6pm10pm, Saturday 9 February
Where: Bakery Lane
For more information, click here.

Lunar New Year Race Day

To wrap up the Lunar festivities, the Brisbane Racing Club is rolling out the ultimate Lunar New Year Race Day. They will be celebrating this important day with traditional festivities, entertainment, pop-up food markets, and of course a full day of racing to test your New Year luck and fortune in one go.

When: 10:30am, Saturday 16 February
Where: Doomben Racecourse
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Thomas Despey

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