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Lunar New Year Festival 2024

The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is the beginning of the year in the lunar calendar traditionally observed in many East Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

It is celebrated based on the cycles of the moon, typically falling between late January and mid-February in the Gregorian calendar.

Lunar New Year celebrations are marked by various cultural customs, traditions, and festivities that vary across different regions and ethnic groups.

The Lunar New Year is significant culturally, socially, and economically in many Asian communities, symbolising new beginnings, the reunion of families, and the welcoming of prosperity and good fortune for the coming year.

Looking back at the 2024 Lunar New Year Festival

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.

Lunar New Year 2024 Video Highlights 

Georges River Council hosted Sydney Metro’s biggest Council-led Lunar New Year celebration, marking the 21st year of the festival being celebrated in the area.

Council welcomed the Year of the Dragon as part of our Lunar New Year Festival. The year of the Dragon was 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.

Our community enjoyed a range of food and market stalls and roving performances. There was amazing entertainment at Hurstville Plaza and plenty of community performances to entertain the audience on stage. 

God of Wealth and the Tian Guo Marching Band was roving up and down Forest Road, as well as famous fruit carver Charlie Yan and Franz Cheung’s beautiful calligraphy on show.

The official program we had for the 2024 festival, can be downloaded via the link below. 

Entertainment Program 2024 (PDF 355 KB).

Please also view our Media Release 50,000 celebrated Lunar New Year 2024 in Hurstville.


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 was available throughout the event site.

we provided detailed accessibility information, please download the documents below. 

If you have any accessibility requirements that you wish for us to consider for our next event, please contact or call (02) 9330 6400.

Sponsors Acknowledgement 

Georges River Council would like to acknowledge the sponsors for the 2024 Lunar New Year Festival.
Funding for the event was 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 were privileged to have them as a returning sponsor.
This year, we were delighted to welcome a new Major Sponsor, Asian Inspirations, whose involvement elevated the festival experience. Asian Inspirations will bought 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 Georges River Council Lunar New Year celebrations, please contact Council's Events team at 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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