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Central Highlands Multicultural Festival

When: Saturday 27 August 2016 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Emerald Showgrounds

The Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan indicates that our vision for 2022 is that of a region renowned for its diversity, liveability and prosperity… a region we are proud to call home! The Central Highlands Multicultural Festival is proud to do its part in ensuring this vision is achieved.

The Central Highlands Multicultural Festival brings together communities throughout the region to celebrate our cultural diversity, and promote community awareness of multiculturalism and the benefits of living in a multicultural society. Above all, the festival provides an opportunity to embrace our common values by sharing in food, music and entertainment.

danceSince its inception in 2005, the festival has gone from strength to strength and in 2015, it attracted over 7,000 people.

This year’s festival will be a curtain-raiser for Queensland Multicultural Week (22-30 August) and will feature an eclectic mix of performances from the Central Highland’s and Queensland’s, best entertainers. There will also be plenty of fun for the young (and the young at heart!) in the Kids Zone.

All that activity is sure to make tummies rumble so festival goers can take their taste buds for a trip around the world and indulge at over 20 food stalls. The festival will also feature a variety of global ale’s in the International Beer and Wine Garden.

For the fifth year in a row, the festival will form part of Arts in August. Throughout Arts in August, a variety of cultural events, artists’ workshops, gallery displays and performance art will take place throughout the Central Highlands, with the month-long celebration culminating with the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival.

Important Information

Gates open at 4:30pm with entertainment kicking off at 5:00pm sharp. As seating is very limited, bring chairs and/or a rug. With a designated alcohol consumption area, eskies, glass and alcohol must be left at home (no BYO). No pets are allowed onsite.

Entry is free; however we do ask that you support the SES with a gold coin donation upon your arrival. Car parking on site is recommended for safety reasons.

No ATM’s; With no ATMs onsite please ensure you have sufficient cash.

Parking; Car parking is available onsite at the Emerald Showgrounds (entrance from Capricorn Highway) and the Emerald Saleyards (entrance via Batts Street).

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