Be there in 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Indofest and the 50th year of the Australian-Indonesian Association of SA in Adelaide. Come along and be entertained by the Indonesian culture: the dance, the tastes and the sounds.
This year, the festival will be held in Victoria Square and coincides with the OzAsia Moon Lantern Festival being held at Elder Park, an easy (and free) 5-minute tram ride away.
The day promises to be a full program of performances and activities for young and old. Included will be cooking demonstrations, traditional and contemporary dance performances, kids activities and much more.
This year, for the first time, the festival hub will come alive with a variety of kampong pavilions. Kampong is the name used to describe a traditional village. The kampong pavilions will be dotted around Victoria Square and will allow visitors to explore the Indonesian culture and get a sampling of what life in a traditional indigenous Indonesian community would be like. In the kampongs, you'll be able to play traditional games, see locally produced handicrafts, try regional cuisine and view and experience the costumes, textiles, music and art that is endemic to each region.
The Balinese Community of South Australia will perform their welcoming dance at the opening of the festival. The dance is performed by girls in gold costumes and have elaborate gold head-dresses. They perform their dance barefoot and use intricate hand, arm and eye movements while scattering flowers as an expression of welcome and blessings.
So, get along on the 1st October to enjoy the customs, the beauty and uniqueness that is Indonesia. And while there, be sure to buy a ticket in the raffle - there are some amazing prizes to be won, including a fantastic Bali accommodation package for 12 people!