Reaching its sixth year in 2014, the Africultures Festival will take place on March 15 in Auburn Park, Auburn. It will run from 11.00am to 5.30pm, with music, dance, food, art, shopping and more.
For those who are interested in purchasing some African products, there will be African Market with stalls selling all sorts of wares like handmade jewellery, art, sculpture and clothing. If you're looking for food, there will be traditional African food in the festival's Nile Food Court.
Kids at the festival will be entertained by activities like a jumping castle, face painting and an animal farm, while everyone can take part in dance and drumming workshops, hair beading, henna painting and basket making. There will also by sports like soccer and AFL.
Performances are a key part of the Africultures Festival, and this year's event will have singing, dancing and drumming. One band scheduled to perform in March is the Okapi Guitar Band, who also performed last year (a list of performers on the main stage can be found here).
There will also be a special competition for youth performers: The Sade Youth Stage Talent. One of the prizes is a tour of the Sony Studios and anyone interested in participating can register here.
Also forming part of the entertainment will be the fashion show, which is open to everyone. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed man, woman and child in either traditional or contemporary African fashion.
Like last year, a raffle is being run in the lead up to the event and will be drawn on the day. Money raised will go towards running the event and subsidising some of the stands and stalls. First prize this year is a $2000 Flight Voucher, with second prize an iPad Mini and third prize a LCD Digital TV.