The Chinese New Year Festival or Spring festival as it known in China is the most important Chinese celebration of the year. Held annually since 2004, the Cairns Chinese New Year festival has become a popular and much anticipated event , attracting more than 10000 people in 2012. The Cairns CNY festival showcases North Queensland's cultural diversity and rich Chinese heritage through music, dance and cultural performances, food, market stalls, and a parade featuring the tradional Chinese dragon, lions and the 12 Zodiac Animals. The festival is suitable for families and all ages, so be sure to mark it on your calendar!
2013 is "Year of the Water Snake"
The Year of the Snake celebrations in 2013 will be spread over a 2-3 week period from late January to to mid-February, with the signature event, the CNY Street Festival being held for the first time in Sachs St (now Grafton St), heart of the orignal Cairns Chinatown precinct 1886 - 1920.
WHEN: Saturday 9 February 2013.
WHERE: Grafton Street, between Shields and Spence Streets (N.B Grafton St, between Spence Shields St, will be closed for traffic from early Saturday morning to Sunday morning)
TIME: 3pm to 9pm (Street Parade starts at 4.00pm)
* FOR FESTIVAL FLYER AND STAGE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM GO TO MENU TABS ONTHE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE
THE CAIRNS CNY FESTIVAL IS PROUDLY FUNDED BY :
Cairns & District Chinese Assoc Inc (CADCAI)
Cairns & District Chinese Assoc Inc PO BOX 5951 CAIRNS QLD 4870