Chinese New Year

DATEFebruary 24, 2018

TIME7 am

LOCATIONCockle Bay, Darling Harbour


Start date: February 24, 2018
End date: February 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

The City of Sydney presents the 2018 Chinese New Year Dragon Boat Races which returns to Darling Harbour Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018


Get up close to all the action and watch this heart-stopping competition, as the spectacular dragon boats race through the waters to the pounding of drums and the cheering of spectators.

Come and see a unique Taoist eye dotting ceremony and the blessing the waters to ensure a safe weekend of racing, and awakening of the dragons by dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat’s figurehead.

Racing on Day 1 (SPORT) will kick off at 8:00 and wrap up around 18:00 while on Sunday racing (CORPORATE) resumes at 9:00 and will finish mid afternoon. Watching the event is free and open to the public on both days.