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Fun-Fu Festival 2024 – Year of the Dragon

UPDATE – 23rd Feb 2024:

The new date for Fun-Fu Festival 2024 is now on the 2nd of March 2024!

Date: 2nd March 2024 (Saturday) – UPDATED Date
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: George Clayton ‘Lighthouse’ Park, 49 Lower Espl, Manly QLD 4179, Australia
Who: Everyone is invited
Bookings: Get your tickets HERE
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Bayside Language School presents Fun-Fu Festival 2024

The bayside area is gearing up for the return of the much-anticipated Fun-Fu Festival this month, an event that not only promises to be a vibrant celebration of Chinese culture but also aims to foster a sense of unity and community among attendees. Founded by Amay Small in 2023, the festival is a heartfelt response to the clamor and division that often characterizes our world today. Through a rich tapestry of food, music, arts, and cultural displays, the Fun-Fu Festival sets out to be more than just an event; it seeks to be a meaningful experience that brings people together.

Amay Small

Amay Small, the visionary behind the festival, shared her inspiration for creating such an event. “In a world that often seems overwhelmingly loud and divided, we asked ourselves, ‘How can we bring a drop of serenity into the ocean of noise?’” This contemplative question was the seed that blossomed into the inaugural Fun-Fu Festival in 2023. Celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the festival has quickly become a symbol of harmonious cultural exchange and community spirit.

The festival is meticulously planned, with over a year of preparation going into ensuring that it offers something truly special to attendees. It is not merely an event to be marked on the calendar but a lasting experience designed to unite people from various backgrounds and walks of life. “The festival integrates the riveting energy of lion dancing, the discipline of kung fu, and the teamwork of dragon boats, making for a cultural extravaganza that transcends any single tradition,” Small explains, highlighting the diverse range of activities that festival-goers can look forward to.

Pictured: Amay Small with Monica Ma at George Clayton Park, Manly. Credit: thecommunityleader.com.au

The festival grounds will also host a variety of local food trucks, offering delicious snacks and allowing attendees to immerse themselves in the flavors of Chinese cuisine.

While the Fun-Fu Festival is a celebration of Chinese culture, its vision extends far beyond. Small emphasizes that the festival’s core mission is to foster a sense of community. “Our overarching vision has always been one of community. Every aspect of the festival has been designed to give back to the community that has given us so much,” she states. In line with this mission, all proceeds from the festival’s raffles will be donated to The Bayside Community Fund, ensuring that the event not only enriches the cultural tapestry of the area but also contributes to its welfare.

The Fun-Fu Festival represents a unique opportunity for the bayside community and beyond to come together in celebration, learning, and mutual respect. It stands as a testament to the power of cultural exchange and community spirit, offering a serene drop in the ocean of our often noisy and divided world.

Bring your friends and family along to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon for FREE. Experience a cultural extravaganza where East meets West with Lion Dance, Kung-Fu & more!

End your evening with Chinese Lanterns and Snacks. Make sure you try your luck with our Bayside Fortune Raffle where all proceeds will be going straight back into our community through The Bayside Community Fund.

So if you are looking for Chinese New Year activities especially the Lion Dance around Brisbane, be sure to check out Fun-Fu Festival!

Credit: Fun Fu Festival

Remember your hat and sunscreen.

Food trucks, water and chairs will be there!

Register your family’s FREE TICKETS below!

Date: 2nd March 2024 (Saturday) – UPDATED Date
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: George Clayton ‘Lighthouse’ Park, 49 Lower Espl, Manly QLD 4179, Australia
Who: Everyone is invited
Bookings: Get your tickets HERE
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Link to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/george-clayton-lighthouse-park/fun-fu-festival-2024/678685940645644/

2024 Fun-Fu Festival Program Guide:

2:00 PM The Official Fun-Fu Opening Ceremony
2.30 PM Lion Dancing & Shaolin Kung Fu
3:00 PM Calligraphy, Ink Painting, Tiny Pong
4:00 PM The Bayside “Fortune Raffle” Draw
4:30 PM Indulge in Chinese Dinner and Dessert
5:00 PM Traditional Chinese Singing & Dancing
6:00 PM The Official Fun-Fu Closing Ceremony


What is the Fun-Fu Festival?

A cultural and community festival celebrating Chinese culture and the unity of diverse communities.

Who hosts the Fun-Fu Festival?

The Bayside Language School, specifically the Miao Miao Chinese School East Branch.

What can attendees expect at the Fun-Fu Festival?

Lion dancing, Kung-Fu, Traditional Chinese Singing and Dancing, Chinese lanterns, local food trucks, and more!

What is the mission of the Fun-Fu Festival?

To bring serenity, unity, and cultural exchange to the community in a vibrant celebration.

What makes the Fun-Fu Festival unique?

Its integration of diverse cultural practices and the emphasis on community unity.

When was the Fun-Fu Festival first launched?

In 2023, with plans to continue annually.

How does the Fun-Fu Festival impact the local community?

It fosters a sense of belonging, cultural appreciation, and unity among attendees.

Fun-Fu Festival Website: https://www.funfufestival.com/

Bayside Language School Website: https://baysidelanguages.com/

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