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The annual National Multicultural Festival is set to provide a fun and free family-friendly event that includes activities for everyone, shows, food and drink stalls, dancing, and celebrations.

Indigenous Showcase Program [PDF 166KB]
India in the City Showcase Program [PDF 185KB]

Thursday - 15 February 2018

The Festival's pre-opening concert is a ticketed even

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre
Cost: $20.00

Headline acts and performers include:

Book your tickets through the Canberra Theatre Centre booking page

Friday - 16 February 2018

The Festival’s opening concert is a free event.

Time: 5pm – 11:30pm
Venue: Stage 1 – Garema Place

Headline acts

Saturday - 17 February 2018

Saturday will feature many varied and exciting performers including Celebrity Chef Poh Ling Leow. Many exciting showcases including Happy Chinese New Year, US Showcase, Pacific Island Showcase, African Village, Bellydance Showcase, ASEAN Village, India in the City, the Indigenous Showcase and the vibrant and exciting Parade! This is the biggest day of the Festival with all the food and drink you can consume!

The excitement starts from 10.30am and continues into the night till 12am.

Sunday - 18 February 2018

Sunday will bring you some of your annual favourites including the Greek Glendi, the Latin Quarter, Celtic Tattoo and much more. Food will continue to be a feature of the day with a variety of delicious food from around the world.

Time: Sunday 10am to 5pm

Children’s Sanctuary at Canberra Museum and Gallery and Civic Library

Visit the Children’s Sanctuary at Civic Library (Saturday) and Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) (Saturday and Sunday) and enjoy a place for children and their families to play, create and take part in a range of cultural activities. Across the two days there will be art making, craft, music, drumming and dance workshops, as well as activities involving different languages and storytelling sessions. Join TV presenter, cookbook and children’s author and artist Poh Lin Yeow on Saturday afternoon from 3:15pm to 3:30pm and hear her beautiful story Sweet Petite.

The CMAG Cafe will be open, and facilities for children and their families will include a welcoming space for breast-feeding.

Saturday 17 February: 10am–4pm
Sunday 18 February: 11am–4pm

A partnership between CMAG, ACT Government Child and Family Centres, ACT Community Language Schools Association, Libraries ACT and more.

Route and Information

The footprint map for the 2018 National Multicultural Festival will be available soon.