Family Life

The Spring Festival Fair is the ideal family day out..and it's FREE

How do two days of free, family-friendly fun sound to you?

As part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, there is a Spring Festival Fair taking place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 of February  at The chq.

The event will run for two days and it combines performances, workshops, storytelling, screenings, demonstrations, and games, plus tasty food stalls and special appearances by hugely popular sugar painting artist Mr Binbin Liu.
What else could you want?

Come along and have your face painted, marvel at the Chinese dragon and lion performances, take part in an authentic Chinese tea ceremony, try your hand at Chinese calligraphy, and share your hopes for the Year of the Pig with the Wishing Tree.

Enjoy the following performances (some are interactive) in the Liffey Room each day!

11:00 – 12:00     Tai Chi Demo & Taster Class with Sam Lee

12:00 – 13:00    Chinese Square Dancing (participative)

13:00 – 14:00    Chinese Fashion Show & Music Performance with Chinese Women’s Association

14:00 – 16:00    Traditional Chinese Dance performed by members of the Chinese Cultural Education  


16:00 – 17:00     Chinese Square Dancing (participative)


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Enjoy the following interactive demos and workshops on both days:

Traditional Chinese Costume

Time to take a selfie in traditional Chinese costume, taking you back centuries!

Irish Pig Society Pig Pen

In 2019, we welcome the Year of the Pig and the Irish Pig Society will bring some real live piggies to the Spring Festival Fair, offering visitors an insight into a day in the life of our four-trottered friends.

Fairground Rides

The chq Building will play host to a dragon rollercoaster and carousel, offering a fun activity for young thrill-seekers and parents.

Chinese Face Painting

Join the festivities with wonderful face painting designs by Dublin Body Paint who will give your little ones a little Chinese New Year makeover – take your pick of all the zodiac animals and more.

Food & Chinese Goods

Sample dumplings and noodles from China House pulled pork from Bad Boys BBQ, Chinese street food spiral potato chips and the famous homemade noodles dishes from Xi’An Street Food.

The Fair will take place from 11am – 6pm  on Saturday, February 9 and 11am – 5pm on  Sunday, February 10.

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