Events galore as Sydney celebrates Year of the Dog

February 7, 2018 by  

The colour and spectacle of the annual Lunar New Year returns to Sydney this month, with a fun-filled programme of events centred on mans’ best friend to mark and celebrate the Year of the Dog.

The 2018 Chinese New Year Festival, which is likely to be advertised extensively via poster printing in Alexandria and across the City of Sydney, annually presents a variety of activities to be enjoyed by all ages.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said there are many experiences available to help the community connect with dogs across culture and history. He explains:

“The mix of traditional and contemporary dog-themed events in this year’s programme will be a delight for Sydneysiders of all ages.

“Our residents can celebrate the Year of the Dog by getting their pets micro-chipped free of charge, and collect a free engraved pet tag.”

He said the event also provided a way for everyone to celebrate the city’s rich Asian heritage.

The Chinese New Year Festival celebrations, to be held from February 17 to March 4, will feature many free events, including an exhibition of doggie portraits, ceramics and sculptures at Darlinghurst’s Robin Gibson Gallery that will run throughout the entire festival.

Other events will include the Paws and Claws Family Fun Day, Dog Lanterns at Chinatown, Guide Dogs Model Dog Art installation, `Roving Dogs’ Performers and the Animated Dog Lantern at the Opera House.

For more information, visit the Sydney Chinese New Year website.