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Published March 14th 2015
Experience and enjoy the cultural diversity
Experience the cultural diversity of Victoria with the list below of both free and ticketed Cultural Events:
1. Water to Water Festival When: 21 March 2015: 2pm- 9:30pm
Where: Briars Historic Park, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha Cost: Adults: $45, Concession: $30, Under 18: $5 & under 5 free. Details: This groundbreaking family-friendly Indigenous Festival showcases Indigenous music, art, dance and culture. This is an outdoor event so do bring along your picnic rug & chairs. Parking is available with a gold coin donation. For more information see website.
2. Harmony Day When: 21 March 2015: 12pm-4pm Where: King George V Gardens, Ovens St, Wangaratta Cost: Free
Details: This event is a celebration of multiculturalism through the sharing of language, food and culture. There will be an array of international cuisines, entertainment, activities, music, games, short films and plenty more cultural activities.
3. Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival When: 22 March 2015 Where: Federation Square, cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Details: The Festival will showcase music, cultural performances, global food, cultural arts & crafts, dance, kids' activities, sport clinics, language workshops, roving performances and plenty more.
4. Sunraysia Multicultural Festival
When: 18 April 2015
Where: The Nowingi Place, Hugh King Dr, Mildura
Details: This event celebrates the Sunraysia's cultural diversity in both traditional and contemporary ways. There will be various activities such as song, dance, music, food stalls, costumes, art & crafts, interactive activities and static displays.
5. Indonesia Street Festival
When: 19 April 2015
Where: Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Details: The Festival brings together community collaborations and opportunities for the Indonesian businesses to showcase the best of culture, taste, sights and sounds of Indonesia. There will be 20 restaurants featuring traditional and authentic Indonesian cuisine.
6. La Fiera Italian Festival
When: 19-24 May 2015
Where: Myrtleford City Centre, Clyde St, Myrtleford
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This Italian Festival is filled with cooking demonstrations, food, wine, traditional dishes to taste, coach tour to local boutique wineries, art exhibition, heritage displays, museum of local tobacco, pizza dough throwing demonstrations, Italian car show, and plenty more. Click here for website.
7. National Celtic Festival
When: 5- 8 June 2015
Where: Celtic Club, Portarlington
Cost: Adults: $125 & Youth(15-17 years): $50
Details: This is Australia's largest and most diverse Celtic gathering with the Festival showcasing performers from across the country and around the world, Celtic heritage, musical acts, food, dancing, workshops and more. Click here for website.