It’s time to farewell the year of the dragon and welcome the year of the snake at the 2013 Valley Chinese New Year Festival and The City's BrisAsia Festival.
VALLEY CHINESE NEW YEAR
The festival will take place in Chinatown Mall, Fortitude Valley, from Friday the 8th February until Sunday the 17th of February. Chinatown Mall will come alive with ten days of celebration including lion dancing, musical performances, cooking demonstrations, firecrackers and Tai Chi displays.There will also be 3D lanterns on display, market stalls and special food offerings from the Valley Chinatown Mall restaurants.
The City will also pay homage to its Asian residents and the beauty of Asian cultures with a free two week festival in the CBD from the 8th to 23rd of February.
Festivities include a Burnett Laneway party celebrating Asian music and dance, a Big Aussie-Asian BBQ featuring celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow, a public conversation forum with Asian artists and producers, an Eastern Odyssey of music and art, an Asian games night and a Neon Pop dance party!
For more information on specific event dates and times refer to the Brisbane City Council website and don't forget The Manor Apartment Hotel is the perfect centrally located base to explore the Valley's festivities and also enjoy the CBD!