2019 National Multicultural Festival

Each February, over three days under the glorious Canberra summer sunshine, something very special unfolds in the heart of Civic, Australia’s premier celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity — the National Multicultural Festival. More than 200,000 people flock to the heart of the capital to enjoy and participate in the annual event.

The National Multicultural Festival actively involves more than 350 community groups, using scores of different languages, up to 70 diplomatic missions and dozens of national and local businesses through participation and sponsorship.

There’s food from every corner of the world with over 300 stalls. There’s live music and dancing happening on six stages across the Festival footprint and there’s fun for every member of the family.

For updates on the 2019 festival, follow the Festival via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Where the action is

Performers Application
Sponsors Application
Stallholders Application
Volunteer Application


CLOSED - Stallholder applications for 2019

CLOSED - Performer applications for 2019

November 2018 – Volunteer applications for 2019 open

January 2019 – Festival headline acts announced

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