Canberra National Multicultural Festival kicks off Tomorrow

The 24th National Multicultural Festival is only 1 day away!

The Festival is Canberra’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity and this year will run from 21-23 February.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Chris Steel said that today’s Festival launch was a sample of what the Festival weekend is all about – a celebration of cultural diversity and an expression of our welcoming and inclusive city.

“Canberra is a proud multicultural city and with 200,000 people expected to attend the event this year it is Canberra’s favourite festival,” Minister Steel said.

“The 2020 National Multicultural Festival will once again bring the city to life with performances and food from around the world.

“This year Canberra can look forward to performances from headliners Vanessa Amorosi and cooking demonstrations from chef Adam Liaw, as well as the many community groups proudly sharing their diverse culture.”

The Festival’s entertainment program will run across six stages and includes food, live music, dancing and performances from every corner of the world.  This year Glebe Park has been added to the Festival’s footprint with stalls and activities for kids and families on Saturday and Sunday.

The National Multicultural Festival’s Five-Year forward plan was also launched today.

“The National Multicultural Festival is an important part of Canberra’s history and we are planning for special 25th birthday celebrations next year and enhancements to the festival beyond,” Minister Steel said.

The Plan will guide future direction of the Festival and highlights new opportunities for improvement, while ensuring it continues to uphold its core values and remains a vibrant, community focused event for years to come.

More information including the entertainment program and list of stallholders is available at

The team from Food Travel Leisure will be attending this event and will be posting regular updates on our Facebook page. Keep a look out for our crew wearing aONE Films shirts!


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