Dragon boats, lantern making and fireworks fun all part of the Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival in Burswood

Dragon boats, lantern making and fireworks fun all part of the Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival in Burswood

A SHOWCASE of Chinese culture and tradition hosted by WA’s biggest Chinese organisation will run for a week on the river foreshore.

The inaugural Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival will be held at Burswood Park from Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18.

Chung Wah Association president Shao Ping Ding said the festival was developed to showcase and celebrate the Chinese culture in WA.

“As the festival grows in size and content each year, it is expected to attract ever-larger crowds and be a drawcard for bringing visitors to WA,” he said.

“We hope that visitors will learn something they didn’t know about Chinese culture and the Chinese community in WA.”

Mr Ding said the festival would open with a Dragon Boat race with WA’s top Dragon Boat competitors in one of the world’s fastest growing sports.

 

“Burswood Park will be transformed into a dazzling marketplace with performers, cultural demonstrations and kids’ activities including kite flying, lantern making and lion dancing, ending with a lotus flower release ceremony and fireworks,” he said.

Coinciding with the annual Golden Koala Film Festival, Chinese films will be featured at the Burswood Outdoor Cinemas with all profits going to Telethon.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Perth Chung Wah Cultural Festival

WHERE: Burswood Park, off Resort Drive in Burswood

WHEN: Sunday, May 12 – Saturday, May 18

INFO: https://www.perthchungwahculturalfestival.com/