Lunar New Year festival

Published : January 11, 2018

​Sunday 25 February

Come along on Sunday 25 February and discover the many delicious flavours, aromas, sounds and colours of Dandenong market's Lunar New Year celebration.

Join us from 10am - 4pm for stunning performances and displays that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Delight in a selection of traditional street foods and enjoy a jam-packed schedule of entertainment.

A full day of live performances including the incredible lion dance and dragon dance, and breathtaking martial arts demonstration by VTEAM.



Dandenong Market is currently seeking food and general merchandise traders for our Lunar New Year festival.

Click here to apply for a food stall or truck at Dandenong Market's Lunar New Year festival (scroll down to Lunar New Year information)


Live performances

There will be live performances all day, including:

Triple lion dance
Awe-inspiring triple lion dance performed by Melbourne's renowned traditional and martial arts school Jow Ga Kuen Dragon and Lion Dance Association.

Flower dragon dance
Flower Dragon performance by the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne which incorporates both Chinese folk dancing and dragon dancing.

Sky dragon
A new dragon dance in Melbourne, performed by the Jow Ga Kuen Dragon Lion Dance Association.

VTEAM Taekwondo is a fast-growing club specialising in the martial art of Taekwondo.

More to be confirmed.


Event information

What: Lunar New Year Festival
Day: 25 February 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Southern Car Park, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong
Cost: Free.
Parking: Parking is free for the event.
Getting here: Dandenong Market is located in the south east of Melbourne and can be accessed via the Monash Freeway (Stud Road exit) or Eastlink (Dandenong exit). Dandenong market is also a 15 minute walk from the Dandenong train station. More detail including public transport routes.