Celebrate Lunar New Year With Asian Inspirations!

Nothing planned for Lunar New Year yet? We’ve got you covered. Welcome the Year of the Dog with a bang with Asian Inspirations by joining our Lunar New Year events across Victoria and New South Wales and be treated with fireworks, lantern displays, cultural performances and culinary delights. Of course, with any good party, there will be heaps of good food and fun activities.


Did we mention that it is all free? So, ask your mates to tag along and bring the entire family! RSVP now

Crown Lunar New Year

Location: Crown Riverwalk, Southbank (VIC)
Date: 16-18 February 2018 (Fri- Sun)
Time: 11am – 11pm

If you can only go to one event this LNY, the Crown Lunar New Year party is without a doubt, one of the largest celebrations in Melbourne!

We’ll be kicking off it off with an epic fireworks show on February 16th at 9:45pm. There’s something for everyone! Pick up some tips from Chef Mod and Chef Lillie Giang (The Food Affectionist) or treat yourself to something at our Hawkers’ Bazaar. While you are here, check out the lantern display, grab a souvenir from one of the trinket stalls and be wowed by the cultural performances. There will be free wine too. So, come early!

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Willoughby Chinese New Year Festival

Location: Chatswood Mall, Chatswood (NSW)
Date: 24 February 2018 (Sat)
Time: 10am-5pm

Sydneysiders, join us at Chatswood Mall on the last Saturday in February to sample the very best that Asia has to offer and while you are at it, learn how to recreate them from the comforts of your kitchen. You can also grab some Asian products at discounted prices!

The Glen Waverley Chinese New Year Festival

Location: Kingsway, Glen Waverly (VIC)
Date: 25 February 2018 (Sun)
Time: 10am-5pm

Another hot spot for the Asian community’s Lunar New Year celebration is in Glen Waverley. For those living in Victoria’s eastern suburbs, do drop by The Glen Waverley Chinese New Year Festival to pick up some cooking tips and tricks from Chef Lillie Giang (The Food Affectionist) and Uncle Buffalo! There will also be plenty of free samples to go around.

QVM Yuan Xiao Jie

Location: Queen Victoria Market, Queen St, Melbourne CBD (VIC)
Date: 3-4 March 2018 (Sat and Sun)
Time: 9am- 3pm (Sat), 9am-4pm (Sun)

QVM is much more than the city’s go-to place for fresh produce – it’s a historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution. In early March, the market plays host to our Lantern Festival event (which marks the final day of the Lunar New Year celebrations). Watch Chef Heather Jeong whip up some of her favourite Korean recipes and try out all the newest Asian food products this weekend at promotional prices.

Knox Festival

Location: Wally Tew Reserve, Ferntree Gully (VIC)
Date: 3-4 March 2018 (Sat and Sund)
Time: 10am-5pm

Join us for a day of fun and good food at the Knox Festival and learn some new cooking tricks to bring home! Chef Mod and Chef Lillie Giang (The Food Affectionist) will be conducting food demonstrations so feel free to drop by and sample the very best of Asian food from across the region and be dazzled by all flavours we have on offer.

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