The Chinese New Year Festival or Spring festival as it known in China is the most important Chinese celebration of the year. The Cairns Chinese New Year Festival has been held annually by CADCAI since 2004, and has become a popular and much anticipated event, attracting more than 15000 people in 2013. 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 free event suitable for families and all ages, so be sure to mark it on your calendar!
2014 is "Year of the Horse"
The Year of the Horse 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 again in the heart of the orignal Cairns Chinatown precinct - Sachs St ( now Grafton St.) DON"T MISS THIS EVENT!
WHEN: Saturday 1 February 2014
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: 4pm to 9pm (Street Parade starts at 5.00pm)
CADCAI acknowledge the financial support of Cairns Regional Council and the State Government throught Tourism and Events Queensland and the Multicultural Affairs Valuing Diversity Grant Program.