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Chippendale Collective's Spice Festival

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with art exhibits, cocktail masterclasses and decadent set meals throughout buzzing Chippendale.
By Concrete Playground
February 06, 2024
By Concrete Playground
February 06, 2024

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Lunar New Year is about much more than red envelopes and lion dances. Bring your family and friends together to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the Chippendale Collective's range of special events this month, as part of the Chippendale Spice Festival.

From Thursday, February 8 to Saturday, February 24, Chippendale will come alive with free live music, workshops, bespoke set menus and art exhibits across the inner-city hub.

Treat the family to a fortuitous meal at Holy Duck! with the Lucky 88 Menu for $88, or opt for a tableside spectacle with Olio's salt-baked fish, derived from a recipe that dates back 800 years. Afterwards, purchase a Money Bag Cake or Golden Hongbao Cake at beloved KOI Dessert Bar for a chance to win a gift voucher, or try the limited edition chilli mango gelato at Anita Gelato.

For some liquid luck, tag along for an entertaining cocktail class at Fortress Sydney, or try your hand at a drawing class paired with spicy margs at one of Sydney's best pubs, The Lord Gladstone. Then, burn it all off with DanceKool Studio's TikTok dance workshops and Asian pop party at Central Park Mall on Saturday, February 24.

Culture vultures can drop in for free Chinese contemporary art at White Rabbit Gallery or discover Chinese ornaments at the free Chau Chak Wing Museum.

There's also free live music with drinks and food at the Sneaky Possum on  Saturday, February 17, and free live gigs by the likes of cellist James Morley, rap star Mulalo and more at the stunning Phoenix Central Park.

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And of course, there'll be lion dances and family-friendly activities including giveaways, fortune tellers, fairy floss, an eating competition and face-painting at the Kensington Street Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 18.

The event is presented by the Chippendale Collective and proudly supported by the City of Sydney. Check out the lineup of events at the Chippendale Spice Festival website.

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