Macao Festivals In Sydney

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If you live in Sydney, here’s a great way to find out what Macao has to offer. Don’t miss the three-day festival celebrating Macao’s 20th Anniversary as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China. The Story of Macao festival in Chatswood Mall is a fun-filled family event with lots of activities and prizes. 

Meet Mak Mak – Macao’s tourism mascot is an entertaining version of the black-faced spoonbill bird that the entire family will love. 

You can’t miss the red, yellow and blue mascot with a replica of Macao’s famous Guia Lighthouse on its head. 

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The Story of Macao Festival


Join in the celebrations of Macao’s five centuries of Portuguese and Chinese heritage and culture. Activities during the festival are:

  • Face painting
  • Roving magician
  • Large interactive screen featuring everything you need to know about Macao, including history, heritage, food, festivals and its eye-popping resorts. 

Visit between 10 am and 3 pm for:

  • Traditional Chinese lion dancing
  • UNESCO World Heritage game area
  • photography zone 

When: 12 October (Saturday) to 14 October (Monday)

Where: Chatswood Mall, Sydney. 

Taste of Macao Food Festival


Recognised as one of the UNESCO Creative Cities for Gastronomy, Macao’s unique cuisine will be showcased at the month-long Taste of Macao food festival.

Macanese cuisine is one of the oldest fusion cuisines in the world – a delicious blend of Portuguese-inspired recipes with ingredients from China, south-east Asia, Africa and India.  

Macao chef Palmira Pena will conduct cooking demonstrations of Macanese cuisine and tastings will be offered during the festival.

When: 14 October to 14 November 2019. 


  • House of Tong Restaurant in North Ryde RSL
  • District 8 Restaurant in Cabra-Vale Diggers Club

For more details see Macao Government Tourism Office or call (02) 9264 1488. 

Macao Festivals in Sydney

Macao Festivals in Sydney