Chinese Year of the Tiger Festival

21jan(jan 21)10:00 am13feb(feb 13)5:00 pmChinese Year of the Tiger FestivalFriday 21 January to Sunday 13th February

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Chinese New Year Festival 2022

Event by  Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc. (CADCAI).

Chinese New Year is a time of great joy, excitement and goodwill. In Cairns, these celebrations are brought together by CADCAI as the Cairns Chinese New Year Festival. 

The Festival is celebrated over 15 days and is an opportunity for the Cairns region to share and celebrate its rich Chinese history and culture and the contributions of Chinese migrants and their descendants.

Throughout the two-week celebration, the city comes alive with feasts, fiery dragons, dancing and music. Highlights include the spectacular Chinese New Year lion and dragon performances at Cairns Lagoon Plaza and the Lantern Festival, which is held at the end of the 15 day celebration.

The Festival is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Multicultural Affairs Qld,  Cairns Regional Council and a number of local Cairns businesses and media groups.

Chinese Year of the Tiger Festival will run from 21st January to 13th February 2022!

The CNY Festival Program.

Festival Events:

Chinese New Year and “Lion Tales” Exhibition Launch – Cairns Court House Gallery: Friday 21 January 2022

Lion Tales Exhibition – Cairns Court House Gallery: Friday 21 January – 12 February 2022

Year of the Tiger Dinner – Yum Sing Restaurant: Saturday 29 January 2022

New Year’s Day Lion Blessings – Cairns Esplanade Dining Precinct: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Lantern Festival and Fireworks Finale – Esplanade Lagoon Plaza Area: Saturday 12 February 2022

Year of the Tiger Yum Cha – Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant: Sunday 13 February 2022

Rediscovering Bak Ti: Chinese Settlers in the Lower Herbert District – Cairns Museum: 19 February – 30 May 2022



January 21 (Friday) 10:00 am - February 13 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

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