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Multicultural Festivals March 2020 - Melbourne

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Published February 24th 2020
Immerse yourself with colours, aromas, & culture
This March, there will be free & ticketed multicultural festivals across Melbourne and surrounds.

Save the dates and have fun experiencing different cultures!

1. Ventana Fiesta Day!
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020: 1pm-7pm
Where: Davey St, Frankston
Cost: Free
Details: This celebration event will feature Latin America, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian cultural experiences with entertainment, carnival festivities, carnival parade, Spanish Bar, pop-ups, exhibits, displays, activities, visual arts, food demonstrations, workshops, kid's activities, market stalls, craft stalls, music, dance & poetry, delicious cuisines from Latin America, demonstrations, acts, Mexican wrestling & mariachis, roaming performers, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Ventana Fiesta Festival - Frankston Facebook


2. Lonsdale Street Greek Festival
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020-1 March 2020: From 10am
Where: Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (Between Exhibition & Swanston Streets)
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrating 33 years, this Greek Festival will showcase a massive lineup of Greek celebrations, culture, food, and arts. There will be spectacular entertainment, roaming performers, performances, demonstrations, shows, musicians, dancers, chefs, cooks, and more, competitions, amusement & carnival rides, activities, mouthwatering Greek culinary delights, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Greek Centre Facebook


3. Pako Festa
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Where: Geelong West
Cost: Free
Details: The Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia. This event has been held since 1983 and it will feature local and cultural communities, performances, activities, entertainment, market stalls, artists from all walks of life, cultural food, workshops, Pako Parade, art exhibitions, displays, film events, folk dancing, multicultural food, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pako Festa Show Facebook


4. St Kilda Beach Curry Fest
When: Sunday, 1 March 2020: 11am-9pm
Where: St Kilda Beach
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural and foodie festival will showcase all things curry with the best Indian Sub Continental food, gourmet food vendors, live music, entertainment, performances, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Holi Tribe Festival Facebook


5. Melbourne Holi Festival
When: Saturday, 7 March 2020: 11:30am-7:30pm
Where: The Paddock, Batman Ave, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase a day of fun and colour with traditional Hindu festivities. The festival will be celebrating the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. There will be entertainment, colour powder throw, delicious food stalls, market stalls, Bollywood performances, massive DJ lineup, non-stop music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Dr RnB Entertainment Facebook


6. The Turkish Pazar Festival
When: Saturday, 7 & 8 March 2020: 7th: 9am-4pm & 8th: 10am-4pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Cnr Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: There will be family-friendly entertainment, activities, parades, traditional Turkish festivities, Turkish music and folklore, art & craft, market stalls, pop-ups, performances, shows, roaming performers, acts, shows, demonstrations, selections of modern and traditional music, drumming shows, children's activities, scrumptious Turkish food, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Moreland Turkish Association Facebook


7. Jatra: Nepalese Street Festival
When: Sunday, 8 March 2020: 12pm-9pm
Where: Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This Nepali festival will showcase entertainment, cultural festivities & celebrations, activities, Nepalese street food, music, performances, food stalls, Nepalese musicians, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from S-Events & Multimedia Facebook


8. Two Worlds Festival
When: Saturday, 14 March 2020: 12pm-11pm
Where: Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave, Melbourne
Cost: Adults: $59pp, Children (13-17yrs): $20pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: There will be a celebration and coming together of Indigenous and Western culture at this festival. Headlining the event will be Xavier Rudd and Kasey Chambers, along with other amazing musicians, there will also be a wide range of entertainment, cultural activities, and performances from Djirri Djirri Dancers, The Didge Circle, Culture Is Life, cooking demonstrations, interactive workshops, kid's activities, kids yoga, face painting, big lawn games, food stalls, market stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from 2 Worlds Festival Facebook


9. Melbourne Celtic Festival
When: Tuesday, 17 March 2020: 9:40am-11pm
Where: Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders St, Docklands
Cost: $20pp
Details: This festival will be Melbourne's brand-new music and arts festival and it will celebrate all things Celtic on St Patrick's Day. There will be festivities, celebrations, entertainment, family-friendly activities, a stellar lineup of Australia's most celebrated Celtic musicians featuring Mike Brady, Wendy Stapleton's Australian Women's Choir, Claymore, Claire Patti, and more. There will also be acts, performances, special events, guest speakers, Irish dancers, folklore, Celtic brunch, face painting, storytelling, traditional Irish singing workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Melbourne Celtic Festival Facebook


10. Light Up Melbourne Festival
When: Thursday, 19-23 March 2020: From 5pm
Where: Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: There will be bigger-than-life custom-built lanterns, variety of market stalls showcasing Asian culture, traditions, and cuisines, entertainment, displays, exhibits, lantern light installations, shows, Bamboo Walk, Panda Village, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Light Up Melbourne Facebook


11. Lankan Fest
When: Saturday, 21 & 22 March 2020: 21st: 10am-11pm & 22nd: 10am-7pm
Where: Docklands Park, 1-91 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a celebration of rich culture and heritage of Sri Lanka with entertainment, over 40 market stalls selling a variety of Sri Lankan food, art & craft, spices, teas, and more, tourism stalls, pop-ups, music & dance performances, shows, live bands, DJs, dance troupes, activities, displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Lankan Fest - Festival of Sri Lanka Facebook


12. Victoria's Multicultural Festival
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: Queen Victoria Building, Cnr Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: Immerse yourself with cultural diversity at this Festival. There will be cultural festivities, entertainment, activities, performances, live music, cultural cuisines, and more. Click here for the website.

13. Kensington Community Festival
When: Sunday, 29 March 2020: 10am-4pm
Where: JJ Holland Park, 67-121 Kensington Rd, Kensington
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a massive lineup of multicultural family-friendly entertainment, celebrations, activities, music from China to the Caribbean, international cuisines from all corners of the globe, henna hand painting, jumping castles, treasure hunts, hula hooping, games, tai chi, African drumming, market stalls, lawn bowling for the little ones, Bollywood performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kensington Community Festival Facebook
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Why? Multicultural family-friendly festivals
When: 29 February 2020-31 March 2020
Where: Melbourne & Surrounds
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- See Above
Your Comment
You forgot to mention the In One Voice (Jewish) Festival on Sunday 15th of March.
by debbs (score: 0|4) 140 days ago
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