Gold Coast Chinatown
Lunar New Year 2017
Lunar New Year will be celebrated on Saturday 4 February from 4pm to 9pm at Gold Coast Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, Southport.
The celebration is a free event featuring an Asian-infused street food market, live music and cultural entertainment, interactive workshops, screening of Kung Fu Panda 3, pop up laneway bar, and a spectacular fireworks display.
This is the third year the City has hosted a Lunar New Year celebration - also commonly referred to as Chinese New Year - with last year's event attracting close to 15,000 visitors.
Bottled water will not be sold at the event to help reduce the amount of waste generated. Instead, free water refills will be available, so don't forget to bring your own bottle! Close to 1000 plastic water bottles were diverted from landfill at the 2016 celebrations.
Getting to the event is easy. Ride your bike and receive a free bike maintenance check, or catch the G:link direct to Southport station. Alternatively, you can park at a number of local City car parks including:
- Mal Burke car park – corner Hinze and Davenport Streets
- Athol Patterson car park – near Southport Library
- Carey Park car park – Broadwater Parklands.
Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. It's a place for the Gold Coast to celebrate its diversity through culture, design, people and food.
Events like Lunar New Year will help attract ongoing interest to the Chinatown area from Asian restaurants and retailers who want to establish themselves permanently in Southport.
Chinatown will offer something different on the first Saturday of every month between the months of February and November.
This is when its streets come alive with a range of exciting events such as free films, popup bars, multicultural celebrations and the much loved Chinatown Street Markets.
Chinatown is the place to celebrate the Gold Coast’s diversity through culture, design, people and food, right in the heart of the CBD.
The markets are held in Chinatown, Young and Davenport Streets, Southport.
Check out the event dates for details on what’s happening.
Event dates for 2017
|4 February||4pm - 8pm||Lunar new year|
|4 March||4pm – 8pm||Chinatown Street Markets|
|1 April||-||Bleach* Festival ™|
|3 June||2pm - 8pm||Diversity Gold Coast|
|2 September||4pm - 8pm||Chinatown Street Markets|
|4 November||4pm - 8pm||Chinatown Street Markets|
Ride the G: Disembark at the Southport station, Nerang Street.
Ride your bike and park in one of the many bike racks.
Public parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke and Carey Park car parks.
Visit our City parking map for details.
Taste your way through Asia with a selection of cuisine from Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea and more.
Experience Asian culture with live music and entertainment.
Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. Chinatown continues to evolve, offering authentic Asian experiences through an exciting mix of restaurants, cultural festivals and celebration.
Gold Coast Chinatown is one of the world's first modern Chinatowns, uniquely located in the heart of Southport. Chinatown is the place on the Gold Coast to celebrate diversity through culture, design, people and food.
City of Gold Coast currently has nine Sister Cities Agreements.
The City, through the Mayor's Office, is working closely with our sister cities and partnership cities to inspire the cultural embellishments of Gold Coast Chinatown. A number of Chinese delegations have visited the City to assist with cultural design ideas for the gateways, street furniture, decorative lighting and public art.
The City has been working with Jining City, which donated a carved statue of the great Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Mayor officially accepted the statue on his recent visit to Jining City, which is the birth place of Confucius.
City of Gold Coast is working closely with other cities to design and donate the Paifang and other public art for the precinct.
The Gold Coast Chinatown Precinct Plan includes the streetscape design, retail and events strategies plus investment attraction activities and management.
Download and view the Gold Coast Chinatown Precinct Plan from the Chinatown precinct plans page.
For more information contact the Gold Coast CBD Team:
Phone: 1300 CBD TEAM (1300 223 832)
- City parking map
- Diversity GC
- Gold Coast attractions
- Gold Coast CBD
- Sister City Programs and International Partnerships