Frequently asked Questions

Where is 2024 Lunar New Year Festival being held? 
City of Ryde’s 2024 Lunar New Year Festival celebrating the Year of the Dragon will be held on Saturday the 17th of February 2024 from 4pm till 9pm at Eastwood Oval.

Is entry free?
Entry is free.

Best viewing point for 9pm fireworks? 
The best viewing point of our 9pm fireworks is the lower Eastwood Oval.

What time are the fireworks?
City of Ryde’s 2024 Lunar New Year Festival will go off at 9.00pm at Eastwood Oval.

What time will the high pole be?
The High Pole performance will commence around 5:30pm after the official opening ceremony and eye dotting at 5pm, location Eastwood Oval next to stage.

Will there be entertainment?
Yes, we have a main stage located on Eastwood Oval that will have several community and cultural performance throughout the event. We will also have a special main act from Excite Stunt Show at 8:15pm until the Fireworks at 9:00pm.

Can you BYO own alcohol to the event? 
No, this is an alcohol free event.

What should I bring?

  • Suitable clothes for weather on the day
  • Reusable water bottle and tote bag

Can I bring my children? 
Yes, this event is open to all age groups

Can we bring dogs? 
Yes, small to medium size dogs are allowed within the event area. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and is the responsibility of the owner to ensure the dog does not impact other attendees experience. We do however recommend that you keep pets indoors during the fireworks.

Is there food available? 
Yes, there will be a number of food trucks and food stall at this event for you to purchase hot food and desserts from.

Do you have ATMS onsite?
No, there will be no ATMs onsite to provide cash out. If you wish to bring cash, please arrange before coming to the venue. There are a number of ATM’s available around Eastwood. All vendors will provide cashless payment options.

Is there seating available? 
There will be limited seating on the day on Eastwood Oval in front of the stage including chairs and some tables. 

Can you smoke onsite? 
No smoking or vaping onsite.

Can I bring my pram to the event? 
Yes, but please be considerate of where you are placing your pram to not obstruct walkways or view of entertainment for other patrons.

Can I bring my own food?
Although we do not encourage this you may bring your own food. Please make sure you discard all your rubbish at the end of the day.

What happens with any photos or videos that might be taken of me whilst I am at the event? |
We will have a photographer at the event. Photographs taken at the event may be used in future for promotional purposes.

Is there parking available?
There is limited parking available at Eastwood. We do encourage event patrons to use public transport.

Wet Weather?
City of Ryde events team will monitor the weather leading up to the event and will notify the public of any updates via the City of Ryde website and Facebook page.

Is this site accessible for people with restricted mobility? |
The City of Ryde is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the City of Ryde Events team if you require further accommodations or information at events@ryde.nsw.gov.au.