Year of the Dog will be welcomed in style at Lunar Festival

January 6, 2018 by  

Celebrations to mark the Year of the Dog and the Lunar New Year will see Richmond’s busy Victoria Street come to life in a blaze of colour and spectacle in January 2018.

The annual festival is a popular favourite among residents from Clifton Hill, Richmond and throughout the City of Yarra.

Brochure and flyer printing to advertise events like these each year help ignite excitement and attendance. Organisers of this event say it will be appeal to all ages.

The Victoria Street Lunar Festival, to be held on January 28, is believed to be the largest of its type in Victoria.

Visitors are able to explore a myriad of goods on offer from hundreds of stalls set up along Victoria Street, between Church and Hoddle Streets as well as a delicious array of Asian food representative of many different regions.

A regular highlight of the festival, the Pho eating competition, will return to challenge the speed of which entrants can devour a bowl of noodles.

A huge programme of international and local entertainment is also planned along with many family-orientated activities.

According to a Yarra City media release, the firecracker parade which has become somewhat of a tradition will once again be held in 2018 to eliminate bad spirits from the streets of Richmond and to also usher in a new year of prosperity and good luck.

The City of Yarra supports the festival, which is arranged each year by the Victoria Street Businesses Association.