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Indofest 2017

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Free For The Whole Family
INDOfest is a free community festival for the whole family. The event brings Indonesia right into the heart of Adelaide!

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)

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.

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)

INDOfest is one of Adelaide's most popular and exciting cultural and culinary festivals - it's a colourful and culture filled day out in the spring sun.

This year, the Festival's motto is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, which means "Unity in Diversity". Which means, at INDOfest - there is something for everyone!

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)

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!

Sampai jumpa di INDOfest! (see you at INDOfest!)

Indofest (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? Indonesian Culture in the heart of Adelaide
When: Sunday 1st October, 10am to 3pm
Where: Victoria Square, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Great images as always Paula. I wonder if we'll see those awesomely huge headdresses this year.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11275) 821 days ago
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