Chinese New Year 2017

Southside celebrations welcome Chinese Year of the Rooster

As the Year of the Monkey comes to a close, Birmingham’s Southside will once again play host to the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations as thousands of festival-goers descend on the area and welcome in the Year of the Rooster.

Taking place on Sunday 29th January between 11am and 4pm, the 2017 celebrations are going to be much bigger than normal, with Hurst St and Ladywell Walk closed to traffic and transformed into a festival space, complete with two performance areas, market stalls, fairground rides, games area and Asian Street Food Fair.  Visitors will see traditional Chinese music, lion dancers, acrobats, martial artists and more take to the main stage on Hurst St, in the heart of Southside.

The festivities will spill out into Ladywell Walk with the Arcadian centre lined with street food and traditional market stalls, selling their wares to visitors as well as a games alley on Thorp St providing fun for all the family.

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