Grafton Street (Cairns Histroic Chinatown)

Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year

Date: February 4–26, 2022

The Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year celebrations present a cohesive cultural experience for locals and visitors alike, offering cultural performances, food experiences and activities designed to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate.


With a two-week program of events running inline with the Lunar New Year in January and February each year, including the following premier events:


  • Chinese New Year Day Celebrations and Fireworks 农历新年庆祝活动及烟花汇演
  • Yum Cha Lunch 饮茶午餐
  • Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival 凯恩斯机场中国新春街市
  • Lantern Festival Celebrations 元宵节庆祝活动
  • Art Exhibitions 艺术展览
  • Heritage Displays 文物展览
  • Tai Chi 太极拳

The Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year celebration, but it’s only possible with the gracious support of the community and many wonderful volunteers. We also acknowledge our sponsors and supporters, with whom we celebrate the growth of the Festival, and share the wealth of Chinese traditions to the wider community and encouraging all to share