Victoria Street Lunar Festival returns to Richmond in 2023

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Lion Dance at Lunar Festival

The Victoria Street Lunar Festival returns on Sunday 5 February 2023.

This year, the cultural heart of Richmond will burst to life heralding of the Year of the Cat.

In true hawker-food style, the celebration will focus on the outdoor dining experience. Local restaurants will extend their trade to footpath dining, complementing a number of food stalls and food trucks.

Yarra Mayor Cr Claudia Nguyen said Victoria Street is a vibrant precinct that really comes alive at Lunar New Year.

“I grew up here in Richmond and have attended this festival every year with my family, who ran businesses right here on Victoria Street. I’ve got such great memories of this special celebration,” she said.

“Yarra City Council embraces our rich cultural diversity, and the vibrant Vietnamese community in Richmond – a community I feel proud to be a part of.”

“At Yarra, we’re committed to preserving the cultural heritage of Victoria Street and supporting the continued growth and development of the area as a hub of culture and commerce,” Mayor Nguyen said.

Yarra invites people of all cultural backgrounds to commemorate the start of the Lunar New Year on Victoria Street with food, firecrackers and other fun entertainment in store on the day.

Event details

Sunday 5 February 2023

12 noon to 10pm

Victoria Street (between Church Street and Hoddle Street), Richmond and Abbotsford.

Temporary closure of Victoria Street, Richmond and Abbotsford

Victoria Street will be closed between Hoddle and Church streets at 11.59pm Saturday 4 February and will re-open at approximately 5am on Monday 6 February.

Tow away

Victoria Street (between Hoddle and Church Street) Richmond will be a tow-away area to facilitate the traffic management for the Victoria Street Lunar Festival. This tow-away area takes effect at 4pm on Saturday 4 February and expires at 5am on Monday 6 February.

Find out more on our Victoria Street Lunar Festival event page.


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