From Friday 8 February to Sunday 10 February, Garema Place and beyond will be filled with an anticipated 250,000 people enjoying the best festival of the year (in my opinion). The festival has taken 12 months to organise and will be showcasing the best of Canberra as it enters its centenary year.
420 stalls (100 more than last year) will be offering beautiful food from German sausages and pretzels to Thai fish cakes, Turkish kebabs, Spanish paella and the ever popular Dutch pancakes. Scout out bargains to buy including items for the home and handmade chocolates!
There will be lots of entertainment including music, comedy and dances from around the world including bollywood dancers, African ensembles, rock bands and steamy salsa!
Kate Cebrano will be opening the festival on Friday evening and keep an ear out for soul singer Christine Anu and Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu who will also be performing during the weekend festival. There will also be a lively children's parade on Saturday and opportunities to learn languages and dance routines.
The festival boasts something for everyone's eyes, ears and taste buds and is not to be missed. Come and celebrate the multicultural melting pot of Canberra exploding into Canberra this weekend!