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Lunar New Year Festival 2024


Council will welcome in the Year of the Dragon as part of our Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday 3 February 2024.

The year of the Dragon is a significant occasion in the Georges River Local Government Area. Georgie the Dragon featured in our logo, references the legend of Saint George, representing both our connection with the wider St George area and Council's aim to be a positive leader for change.

Join us on Forest Road, Hurstville to enjoy a range of food and market stalls and roving performances or head over to Hurstville Plaza to view the amazing entertainment on stage. 

The stage performances will commence at 2.00pm followed by the official opening ceremony at 3.00pm. Community performances will then resume on stage to entertain the audience until 9.00pm. 
 

Event Details

Lunar New Year Festival 2024
Address: Forest Road, Hurstville & Hurstville Plaza.
Date: Saturday 3 February 2024.
Forest Road Street Markets: 12.00pm - 9.00pm.
Hurstville Plaza Stage Performances: From 2.00pm.
Official Proceedings: from 3.00pm.
 

Entertainment Program

Georges River Council is pleased to announce a wonderful line-up of community groups who make up our entertainment for 2024. The official program can be downloaded via the link below. 

Entertainment Program 2024 (PDF).

In addition to the exciting entertainment on stage, we will have the God of Wealth and the Tian Guo Marching Band roving up and down Forest Road, as well as famous fruit carver Charlie Yan and Franz Cheung’s beautiful calligraphy on show.
 

Accessibility

Accessibility support provided at the event: mobility accessibility, nearby accessible parking, quiet space with low sensory stimulation, accessible toilets, accessible public transport bus stops and train station.

Accessible continuous path of travel will be available throughout the event site.

Please note the event will include loud music, confetti cannons, bright lights and street dance performances (including large dragons, a marching band and fire acts).
A large number of attendees is to be expected and seating will be limited. 

For detailed accessibility information, please download the documents below. 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9330 6400.
 

Sponsors Acknowledgement 

Georges River Council would like to acknowledge the sponsors for the upcoming 2024 Lunar New Year Festival.
 
Funding for the event has been provided by the NSW Government through the Stronger Together Local Council Major Festival Grants Program. 
 
A special acknowledgement goes to our Major Sponsor, SBS Corporation, whose unwavering support over the years has been truly remarkable. Their dedication to local community events has significantly contributed to the success of our festival. We are privileged to have them as a returning sponsor.
 
This year, we are delighted to welcome a new Major Sponsor, Asian Inspirations, whose involvement promises to elevate the festival experience. Asian Inspirations will bring a wealth of excitement with engaging activations, featuring a program of Asian cooking demonstrations, delectable food sampling, and enticing giveaways.
 
Additionally, we extend our appreciation to Event Sponsors Chemist Warehouse and Club Central Hurstville for their valuable support, enhancing the overall festival atmosphere.

                                   

NSW Government logo         SBS logo      Asian Inspirations logoClub Central Hurstville logoChemist Warehouse logo

 

Further Information

For more information regarding the 2024 Georges River Council Lunar New Year celebrations, please contact Council's Events team or call (02) 9330 6400.
 

Previous Lunar New Year highlights!

Girls in bright cultural costumes dancing with bright pink, red and purple flags.  Men performers in cultural costumes with fire crackers and holding up a big flag

Five colourful lion dancing lions  Child placing up a wish on a tree  
 

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