Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog
Saturday 17 February, 5-10pm.

Inspired by the loyal nature of man’s best friend, Kensington Street is ushering in the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog next weekend with a warm street-wide community festival on Saturday 17 February, 5-10pm.

To ignite those fuzzy feelings and reinforce the elements of Chinese and pan-Asian culture that are so important at this time of year, we are activating every nook and cranny with music, performance and food to satisfy all cravings and ages.

Come down to the Street to pay ode to the melting pot of traditional and modern culture that we cultivate here in our precinct!

Celebrate age-old traditions to the sweet Shanghainese operatic arias floating off the balcony of House 48, and harmonies of Erhu and Guzheng emanating from the KOI Dessert Bar lawn.

Try your hand at Chinese calligraphy and paper lantern folding, and then, for a kick of adrenaline, follow the much-anticipated beating drums of the Lion Dancers, as they parade up the lantern-lined heritage street, and weave through the hawker stalls of Spice Alley.

When you’re all tuckered out, pull up a stool at Spice Alley for a pan-Asian feast to share amongst old and new friends. Spice Alley fan favourite Old Jim Kee is popping up in House 28 with his Malaysian Chinese culinary tribute to the best of Lunar New Year fare.

Of course, what’s a tribute to the Year of the Dog without some puppy-themed mayhem?

Our partners at Sydney Dogs and Cats Home are bringing along some furry bundles of joy to cuddle (and take home, if you are looking to adopt). Think Pooches and Pinot, pet portraits, doggy day care, and some Who let the dogs out? 90s karaoke in Spice House.

At Kensington Street, we don’t take festivities lightly. So buckle up, don your dancing shoes, elastic pants and furry friends, to embrace Lunar New Year traditions in our modern, pulsating marketplace of culture.

Spice Alley location click here