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Chinese New Year

Date: 2 Feb 2019
Venue: Starting at Fountain Street, heading through Cornmarket to Castle Place

Enjoy a little sample of the colour and spectacle of Chinese New Year in Belfast city centre on Saturday 2 February. Look out for dragon dancing, Chinese drummers, traditional Chinese music and themed art workshops for the kids. 

The fun will begin with an energetic and vibrant street procession starting at Fountain Street, heading through Cornmarket to Castle Place.


Donegal Place

1pm – 1.15pm Chinese lion
1.25pm – 1.35pm Chinese fan dancers
2.45pm – 3pm Chinese dragon - ArtsEkta
3.15pm – 3.30pm Chinese lion


Castle Place

1pm – 1.20pm Stilt walkers
1.20pm – 1.35pm Chinese dragon – NI  Stars
2.45pm - 3pm  Chinese lion
3.30pm – 3.40pm Chinese fan dancers


Royal Avenue

1pm – 1.15pm Chinese dragon – ArtsEkta
1.30pm – 1.40pm Chinese lion
2.50pm – 3pm  Chinese fan dancers
3.30pm – 3.45pm Chinese dragon – NI  Stars


Donegal Arcade

1pm – 4pm  Year of pig mask making
1pm – 4pm  Chinese lantern making
1pm – 4pm Chinese chopstick frame making
1pm – 1.15pm Traditional Chinese music
2pm – 2.15pm  Traditional Chinese music
3pm – 3.15pm Traditional Chinese music

Costa, Castle Place

1pm – 4pm  Chinese calligraphy
1pm – 4pm  Chinese tea art
1pm – 4pm Chinese knotting
1pm – 4pm  Bajiao towel, fan and Chinese tradition costume display


Starts at Fountain Street  and ends at Castle Place

Start timeEnd timeRoutePerformers
2pm 2.30pm
  • Fountain Street
  • Fountain Lane
  • Castle Lane
  • Ann Street
  • Cornmarket
  • Castle Place

Stilt walkers
Chinese dragon – NI Stars
Chinese dragon – ArtsEkta
Chinese lion
Chinese fan dancers
Dragon boat

Chinese dancers


Suitable for everyone

Performance and dance