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Be Involved in the KUR-World Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year Celebrations

Year of Dog

2018 is “Year of the Dog”

2018 is Year of the Dog with Chinese New Year on 16 February. The Cairns and District Chinese Association Incorporated (CADCAI) are looking for events, performers and market stall holders to participate in the 2018 Celebrations.
2017 CNY program

Cairns & District Chinese Association Inc

Chinese New Year Festival has been held annually by CADCAI  since 2004 and  has become a popular and much anticipated event. To know more about CADCAI please visit CADCAI official website
Year of the Dog
2018 is Year of the Dog with Chinese New Year on 16 February. For people born in the year of the Dog ( 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958,1970, 1982, 1994, 2006), 2018 is considered an auspicious year.
Chinese New Year 2018 celebrations will commence on 8 February and conclude on Saturday 24 February 2018.  The signature event for the celebrations, The Cairns Airport Chinese New year Street Festival is to be held 4 – 9pm on Saturday 24 February 2018 in Grafton Street Cairns.   This is a free family event.
All Chinese New Year events can be found on Events page.   For any specific enquiries please contact Fiona.  Latest updates are featured on our facebook page

Street Festival


Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival

Saturday 24 February 2018, from 4 – 9pm
Grafton Street (between Spence and Shields Streets)
Chinese Lion Dancing – Chinese Dragon – Live Performances – Children’s Activities Cultural Displays – Traditional Lion and Molihua Dancers – Heritage Display – Chinese Food ! There is heaps to enjoy! 2017 CNY program