Watch the iconic festival parade

Festival parade

The festival parade is one of the many highlights each year at the National Multicultural Festival.

It features music and dance performances, cultural dress from across the world, and is a chance for our multicultural communities to shine together.

The parade kicks off at 4 pm out the front of Canberra Museum and Gallery on London Circuit, heading down London Circuit and turning onto Akuna Street before ending in Glebe Park.

Get along to cheer parade participants and soak up the vibrant cultures from more than 50 groups!

If you're looking for someone in particular, the full list of groups is below in order of appearance in the parade.

Festival parade

2024 festival parade participants:

  • ACT Maori Performing Arts
  • ACT Tibetan Community
  • ACT Tongan Language and Cultural School
  • African Australia Council ACT
  • Ahwazian Association
  • AUSPAK Women Association
  • Australia China Economic and Cultural Promotions
  • Australia Mon Association of the ACT
  • Australian American Association ACT
  • Australian Guangxi Friendship Association
  • Australian Multicultural Action Network
  • Bangladesh High Commission
  • Bellyup Bellydance Canberra
  • Borobodur Dance Troupe
  • Brisas Del Peru
  • Bulgari in Melbourne
  • Canberra Dragon Dance
  • Canberra Ukrainian Community
  • Caribbean Community
  • Celebration of African Australians
  • Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon
  • Community Culture Services
  • East Waist Drum Dance
  • El Salvador Australia Friendship Association
  • Embassy of Nepal
  • Falun Dafa Association of Australia
  • Federation of Chinese Australian of ACT
  • Federation of Nepalese Community Associations of Australia
  • FESS Serbian Dance Group
  • Fiji Australia Association of ACT and Fiji Vou Dance
  • Follow The Beat - Baque Voador
  • Grace Community Group
  • Han Group
  • Hare Krishna
  • Kokoloco Dance Studio
  • Learning Filipino Together
  • Limestone Morris
  • Massed Pipe Band Spectacular
  • Nepali Kala Sanskriti Tatha Sathiya Pratishthan Canberra
  • Niu Yan Ge - Australian Chinese Mushroom Association
  • Pacific Islands Stay Fresh Saturday Showcase
  • Pakistan Australia Friendship Association
  • Raio De Sol - Canberra Community Samba Band
  • Rio Samba
  • Sanjh International Folk Academy
  • Sindhi Sangat Australia
  • So Samba Canberra
  • Syrenka Polish Folkloric Ensemble
  • Tarpuy Australia
  • The Tango Social Club of Canberra
  • Traditional Vietnamese Dance
  • Ukrainian Society Co-operative Limited

See you on Saturday!

Festival parade

Join us at Australias largest celebration of cultural diversity