Come and join in the festivities of the 2017 Tet Lunar New Year Festival, now held at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Hosted by the Vietnamese Community in Victoria, over 40,000 visitors have joined festival organisers each year to usher in the 2017 Lunar New Year.
Tet Lunar New Year Festival 2017 Dates – Melbourne Showgrounds
During the festival celebrations, there are a number of food stalls which cater to guests throughout the two-day weekend event. You will find an array of delicious traditional Vietnamese foods and with so much on offer, you won’t have any trouble finding your favourite dish.
Throughout the weekend, there is also a range of fantastic live entertainment, cultural exhibits, amusement rides and games, children’s activities and a spectacular fireworks display to usher in the Lunar New Year.
The official proceedings will commence at 11am on Saturday the 4th of February 2017 on the main stage where there will be an official opening and welcome as well as performances. Throughout the festival, there will be a range of live entertainment on the main stage on both Saturday and Sunday. Dragon dances and firecrackers will be also going off at various times during the festival. This is part of an ancient tradition to welcome in the new year by making loud noises to scare away bad spirits of the old year.
A 15 minute fireworks show is scheduled to take place at 5.30pm on Saturday the 4th of February 2017 and again at 9pm on Sunday 5th of February 2017.
The Tet Lunar New Year Festival is the best way to spend a summer weekend in town, so bring your family and friends and celebrate the lunar New Year at this fun cultural event. Patrons should also note that this is a cash only event. There are ATMs on site, however they often attract long queues.
For those driving, there is free parking on site or you can catch the number 57 tram (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City) and get off at stop 32 (Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre on Epsom Road).