Sydney Lunar Festival associated events program

Join the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside mainland China.

Performers at Sydney Lunar Festival

Applications open

We invite restaurants, community groups and local businesses to take part in the 2023 Sydney Lunar Festival.

Previous events have included special dishes and meals at local restaurants, live street performances, artworks and light installations.

To be part of the program your event must:

  • take place between 21 January and 5 February 2023
  • celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
  • be open to the general public. 

Now in its 27th year, the festival has become the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside Asia.

Apply by 11am Sydney time on Monday 17 October 2022. Events received after this date may still be published and be part of the program but may miss out on marketing opportunities.

Sydney Lunar Festival dates

Celebrations for the Year of the Rabbit take place over 16 days from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 5 February 2023.

How to apply

Complete steps 1, 2 and 3.

If you took part in Sydney Lunar Festival last year and already have a What’s On listing for the same event, please update this instead. Once you’ve made the update to your existing listing, please Save for later as described above.