Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit on Gouger Street and Moonta Street on January 28, 2023, in what will be the 20th Lunar New Year Street Party in Chinatown.
The Year of the Tiger, which began in 2022 ends January 21 this year, as we enter the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. Traditionally, this means that 2022 (designated as a yang year) embodied strength, vitality and restlessness, but 2023 will be a calm year of introspection, relaxation and comfort.
The rabbit is the gentlest of the 12 animals in the zodiac, juxtaposed to the whirlwind of action and vivacious nature of the tiger, so this will be a year to cool off from the stresses of the previous year.
From 12pm at noon to 9pm in the evening, over 25,000 visitors are expected to flood the streets in a flurry of lion and dragon dances, partygoers dancing, karaoke and festivities in the Chinatown precinct.
A huge central stage will sit under the Chinatown arch, so make sure to keep an eye on the cultural presentations that will take place.
Part of Gouger Street from the Central Market car park exit to Morphett Street will be blocked with traffic control.
The official function will take place between 6pm – 7pm, but stalls will trade from 12pm to 9pm and performances will take place from 12pm to 4:30pm and 6pm to 9pm.
80 specialty stalls and food trucks will be setting up in Gouger Street, showcasing an assortment of Asian street food and drinks, while Moonta street will be adorned with goodies and merchants.
The stallholder application will be open until January 8 to express your interest in setting up for the street party and celebrating the Lunar New Year.
WHERE: Gouger Street and Moonta Street, Chinatown Adelaide, SA 5000
WHEN: 12pm – 9pm, January 28, 2023