Exeter University's Chinese New Year parade

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

University of Exeter Chinese New Year celebrations are the biggest in the city and are regularly attended by over 2500 people. The celebrations are presented by the Chinese Student Scholars Association (CSSA) and supported by University of Exeter, Students Guild and Streetwise Fund.

13:00 – 18.30 Sunday 4 March 2018

Please note that city centre outdoor activities are weather dependent. Updates will be on this webpage.

The festival will include (exact details to be confirmed nearer the date):

  • 13.00 Dragon and Lion traditional dancing, starts at Buffet City, through Cathedral Green, performance in Bedford Square, processing along the High Street and Gandy Street to the Royal Albert Museum (weather dependent)
  • 15.00 Dragon and Lion dancing parade at Great Hall Piazza, Streatham Campus (inside the Great Hall if wet weather)
  • 15.00 Chinese Market, food, martial arts demonstrations, performances and activities suitable for all inside the Forum)
  • 18.30 (or shortly after) Fireworks to be viewed from XFI Building (weather dependent).


Campus parking is free on the weekend. Please follow signs for Car Parks C, D, A and B and walk to the Forum. See the car parking web pages for more details. If you would like to bring a coach or minibus please contact s.ohara@exeter.ac.ukfor more information.


This event has been designed with students and families in mind and all are welcome. Please note, however, that there is no crèche facility available and parents are responsible for their children whilst attending the event.


This event is weather dependent.