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African Festival @ Queen Vic Market

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by Lucy Watson (subscribe)
A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
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Surrender yourself to all things African
If you fancy an immersive cultural experience, Queen Victoria Market is the place to go this September. On Sunday 22nd of the month, from 10am until 4pm, the market will be bursting with the vibrant colours of African culture, along with the sounds, smells and tastes of countries from all over this exotic continent. Welcome to Queen Victoria Market's African Festival!



Queen Victoria Market is legendary for the themed festivals and special events it plays host to. Prior to the African Festival, it will impress visitors with an Indian Festival, a Taste of Portugal and a Truffle Festival. Established in 1878, it is Melbourne's largest market and has a colourful history did you know the market site was once a cemetery?

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Queen Victoria Market often hosts events to entertain and intrigue visitors


This African Festival promises to be a real feast for the senses. The sound of drums will provide a backdrop to the fun and engaging event, drawing in members of the wider community for a cultural experience. Tantalising African cuisine will be on offer, as well as opportunities to participate in arts and crafts always a hit with the kids. Once you've purchased your delicacies, sit back and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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Drums are synonymous with African culture


This is a real highlight of the African Community in Melbourne and everyone is invited to share in the celebration. Queen Victoria Market is located on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne. This is a free event but take some cash if you fancy sampling the delicious African fare.
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Why? For a taste of African culture and a celebration of all things African
When: 10am - 4pm
Phone: (03) 9320 5822
Where: Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne 3000
Cost: Free entry
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