Perth Chinese New Year Fair 珀斯中华新年文化节

Photos from the 2014 Perth Chinese New Year Fair

The Chung Wah President Mr Sammy Yap said Chinese New Year was the most important festival for Chinese people and although celebrating it in Australia was very different than celebrating it within Asia, he wanted to encourage people to go beyond the traditional way of celebrating it with family and friends by sharing their joy with the Perth public.

It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase Chinese culture, and the public can learn more about the culture in an interactive and participative way. Judging by the bumper crowd of more than 50,000 at last year’s event despite the 41 degree heat, it is obviously a winner.” he said. “I haven’t seen so many happy and smiling faces in one place.

Extract from “A Showcase of Chinese Culture in WA” – The West Australian, 29 January 2014

The event

The Perth Chinese New Year Fair is an annual free community event that provides excitement, entertainment, and enjoyment to families and people of all ages. It was first staged in January 2012, and attracted an estimated crowd of more than 80,000 in 2015.

The event will be held from 12 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, 14 February in Northbridge. James Street and Lake Street will be closed to traffic during the event and will be lined with approximate 100 various stalls.

Nicks Lane will also be closed and there will be interactive multicultural stall activities to participate in.

God of FortuneThere will be street performances at every half hour interval on James street, including lion and dragon dances, Chinese ethnic costume parade, WA police pipe band parade, and a stage show from 12 pm to 6 pm on Roe Street in front of Chinatown. The event will climax with a multicultural concert from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Northbridge Piazza.

The Lake Street to be an activity area lined with fun-filled attractions such as Cup and Saucer Ride, Clown Playport and Slide, Simulator Ride, Laughing Clowns Game, Lucky Numbers, Pluck a Duck Game and Muppets Game.

From 12 pm to 4 pm, come over to our Kids’ Zone at Northbridge Piazza. Get wet, cool off and have fun at our giant water slide and interesting activity stalls that are catered for the kids, such as face painting, balloonist and clowns.

According to Chinese beliefs, God of Fortune is the god that can bring in wealth and riches. During our festive event, we will have our God of Fortunes to hand the red packets to the kids as blessings of great luck and large wealth.

This free annual community event aims at promoting Chinese culture and sharing in the festivities of Chinese New Year.

Program

On James Street

WhenWhatWho
All dayFood and market stallsVarious
12.00 pmLion dance and fire crackersChinese Community Centre
1.00 pmLion danceChoy Lee Fut Kung Fu
2.00 pmLion dancePak Mei Yaolin
2.30 pmWA Police pipe bandWA Police
3.00 pmLion danceChoy Lee Fut Kung Fu
3.30 pmIndonesian danceSelendang Sutra
4.00 pmLion danceJimmy Tsui Kung Fu School
4.30 pmIndonesian danceSelendang Sutra
5.00 pmLion danceYarn Yee Tong

On Lake Street

WhenWhat
All dayGames – Laughing Clowns, Lucky Numbers, Pluck a Duck, Muppets Game
All dayRides – Cup and Saucer, Clown Playport and Slide, Simulator

In Chinatown

WhenWhat
12.00 pm - 6.00 pmMulticultural performances in the fore court of Chinatown on Roe Street
All lion dances on James Street will end in Chinatown
12.00 pm - 6.00 pmChinese New Year Open House in Chung Wah Lane
12.15 pmFire crackers
1.30 pm - 2.00 pmSpecial performances direct from Chengdu Dujiangyan, China

At Northbridge Piazza – 12.00 pm to 9.00 pm

WhenWhat
12.00 pm - 4.00 pmKids Zone – water slides, kiddies animal rides, balloonist,
face painting, hand painting, and origami
Footy activities – West Coast Eagles and WA Football Commission
7.15 pm - 7.45 pmFire crackers, lion and dragon dance, welcome to country, official ceremony
7.45 pm to 9.00 pmMulticultural concert

Multicultural concert – 7.45 pm to 9.00 pm

WhatWho
Happy Chinese New YearCeline Wong with Oberthur Primary School Dance Group
Welcoming the New YearChung Wah Dance
Chinese mask changing and fire breathingCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
Qingcheng martial artCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
Kecak Electric DanceSelendang Sutra
The Lindy HopSwing Zing Performance Team
Qingcheng tai chiCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
Sichuan kung fu tea actCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
The Joy of SpringChung Wah Dance
The Society MixThe Society
Tai chi sword and guzhengCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
Sichuan kung fu tea and guzhengCity of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
A Taste of La Reunion IslandCaramellas Dance Crew
Brazillian Samba CarnivalLatin Dance Productions
He Xin NianCeline, Clarise and Carine Wong

*Note: Times and activities are subject to change

Enquiries

Phone 08 9328 8657 or email chungwah@chungwah.org.au