The Year of the Dragon officially starts on 10 February 2024. Check out all the information on Lunar New Year 2024, then plan year-round fun in Chinatown.

The best Lunar New Year 2024 events

Lunar New Year at Crown Melbourne
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Lunar New Year at Crown Melbourne

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Crown Melbourne and the river surrounds.

House of the Heart
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House of the Heart

A cultural cabaret of home, belonging, journey and heart.

Enter the Dragon: Kungfu Ancient and New

Enter the Dragon: Kungfu Ancient and New

Experience the vitality of the Year of the Dragon with Chinese kung fu in performance.

Jia Xin Nong Art Exhibition
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Jia Xin Nong Art Exhibition

See Jia Xin Nong's captivating artwork as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations at Collins Square.

Lunar New Year: Dragon Boat Racing

Lunar New Year: Dragon Boat Racing

Watch dragon boat racing on Victoria Harbour as part of the Lunar New Year Festival celebrations.

Best Lunar New Year banquets and menu specials

More Lunar New Year pop-up events and shopping deals

Where to eat and drink in Chinatown

Chinatown’s most iconic restaurants

Chinatown’s most iconic restaurants

These restaurants are some of the oldest and most loved in Melbourne's famous Chinatown precinct.

The ultimate dumpling guide to Melbourne

The ultimate dumpling guide to Melbourne

Steamed, fried, baked or boiled – there’s no such thing as a bad dumpling.

The best yum cha restaurants in Melbourne

The best yum cha restaurants in Melbourne

Dine with friends on all-you-can-eat dumplings, seafood share plates and more.

Where to find the best hidden bars in Chinatown

Where to find the best hidden bars in Chinatown

Take a detour to find secret basement cocktails, secluded rooftop bars and a fairytale wonderland.

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The ultimate guide to Chinatown

The ultimate guide to Chinatown

Where to eat, drink and karaoke the night away in Melbourne's famous Chinatown precinct.

Museum of Chinese Australian History

Museum of Chinese Australian History

Museum preserving and displaying the history of Chinese immigration.

Chinatown Cinema

Chinatown Cinema

This cinema screens the latest Chinese-language movies.

Heart of the city walk

Heart of the city walk

Take a walk through legendary landmarks, iconic malls, hidden little streets and art-filled alleys.

Last updated on Thu 15 Feb 2024

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The best free and cheap family activities

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

Enjoy open-air drinks under the setting sun or a starry sky, with city skyline views to match.

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Kids Day Out

Kids Day Out

A family fun festival hosted by the Good Friday Appeal.

Sidney Myer Free Concerts: Summer Serenade

Sidney Myer Free Concerts: Summer Serenade

Be serenaded under the stars by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for a magical evening of music.

Premium Busking Auditions

Premium Busking Auditions

Come along and enjoy some of Melbourne's best busking talent.

Sidney Myer Free Concert: When We Were Young

Sidney Myer Free Concert: When We Were Young

The full range of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra celebrating young Australian talent.