The University of Newcastle, Australia

China Street Festival

Beaumont Street, Hamilton

The China Cultural Street Festival returns on Sunday 23 September 2018 from 10am – 3pm.

This family fun day out will be hosted by fluent bilingual MC, online video host and entrepreneur Justin Steele and feature the spectacular world-class Jin Wu Koon Lion Dance on 3m high poles, a spectacular fast-moving and acrobatic Dragon dance through the streets of Hamilton as well as a prestigious feature performance on the main stage direct from China by the Beijing Dance Academy.

The streets will be filled with food, colour, sounds, markets, amusements and entertainment for an unforgettable day out. All of your favourite restaurants, bars and retail shops along Beaumont St will be open so you can sit back and enjoy the spectacle or get hands-on with the Newcastle 360 Reasons Virtual Reality experience, the immersive multi-sensory 9D cinema and interactive workshops run by The University of Newcastle’s Confucius Institute and Australia China Youth Association students exploring Chinese language mini-courses, calligraphy, traditional handcraft and so much more.

Snap a selfie with our giant 8m golden dragon, a friendly panda, God of Fortune or giant inflatable mooncake in celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival in the heart of cosmopolitan Hamilton.


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Getting there

We recommend public transport for your journey due to limited parking and road closures in the area. Hamilton Train Station is located on Beaumont St and provides best access to the event site.


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Thanks to our sponsors

The Confucius Institute and the University of Newcastle would like to thank each of our generous sponsors who help make China Week possible. To become a sponsor, contact us

Major Partners

Hanban logo Newcastle City Council logo Hamilton Chamber logo

Jade Partners

Port of Newcastle logo The Kent Hotel logo

Pearl Partners

Invest Hong Kong logo Dunhuang logo Northern Star Hotel logo The Bennett Hotel logo