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Stonnington's annual Flavours festival is back on Saturday 18th of March, 2017.

Coinciding with Cultural Diversity Week (18 26 March 2017), this vibrant one-day celebration of culture, traditions and heritage from around the globe will take place in the beautiful Grattan Gardens, near Prahran Market and the iconic Chapel Street.

From 11am, event-goers will be invited to enjoy the market-style event, showcasing Stonnington's rich and diverse community of more than 100 nationalities.

Entry is FREE and during the afternoon, you can peruse amazing craft stalls, view exciting demonstrations and performances, participate in fun workshops and sample delicious traditional foods from destinations near and far.

Comedy legend Dilruk Jayasinha hosts this year's stellar event and festival programme highlights include a powerful dance performance from Te Hononga O nga lwi as they demonstrate the Haka (Maori War Dance) and a Capoeira performance and workshop from the Capoeira Filhos da Bahia School. You can also take part in and enjoy Taiko (Japanese drumming), Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), yoga and Bosnian folk dancing.

Plus learn how to make Tibetan MoMos, take a class in traditional henna body art or Japanese Shotokan Style Karate!

Artist Jann Daly, from Smart Art, will lead your little craft enthusiasts through a kite-making workshop and the Hope Foundation will teach Origami folding.

Kids can also learn about other cultures by getting involved in some fun face painting with Reconciliation Stonnington.


The family-friendly community event is perfect for all to enjoy. It will bring Stonnington's cross-cultural community together for a wonderful celebration and exchange of traditions and customs.

You can view the full programme here.

All are welcome to attend. For all the latest on what's on at Flavours, please visit the City of Stonnington Facebook profile.


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When: Saturday 18 March, From 11am
Where: Grattan Gardens, Prahran VIC 3181
Cost: FREE
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