There’s always a festival going on in Melbourne, whether it’s film, comedy, arts, music or design. International artists often top the bill, along with home-grown talent.
To see some of the city’s best multicultural festivals:
Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival
This May, the City of Melbourne, in partnership with First Nations People and Creative Victoria, will create a city-wide ‘blak out’, a moving celebration of local and international Indigenous-led dance, music, visual art, theatre, film, talks and more.
The Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival is an inclusive ten-day festival to showcase First Nations artists and performers in Melbourne’s laneways, public spaces and arts venues. Yirramboi aims to deeply engage the local Aboriginal community while also inviting Melburnians to reflect on its past, present and, most importantly, its future.
More info: yirramboi.net.au
Fiesta Malaysia: Bringing Malaysia to You
Fiesta Malaysia is Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia Victoria’s largest annual event, and the biggest Malaysia cultural event in Melbourne, attracting an enormous 40,000 people in 2016.
With the theme of ‘Bringing Malaysia to You’, this food- and entertainment-packed event has the primary purpose of celebrating and promoting the diversity of Malaysian culture, cuisines, tourism and history to the Australian and international community.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy this special event!
Mundo Lingo Language and Culture Exchange
Come to Mundo Lingo, a free get-together for language practice and cultural exchange.
Sticker flags represent the language you can speak and any language you want to learn, and there are over 350 participants from every corner of the globe so come along and learn something new!
More info: http://mundolingo.org/melbourne
Nusantara Indonesia Street Festival
The 6th annual Nusantara Street Festival brings together the Indonesian community living in Victoria and provides Indonesian businesses with an opportunity to showcase the best of Indonesia culture – its tastes, sights, sounds and culture.
This event also celebrates a significant day in Indonesia tradition – Kartini Day, which symbolises Mother’s Day, a day that celebrates women’s roles within Indonesian society.
More than 20 restaurants featuring traditional and authentic Indonesian cuisine and other delicious food from South East Asian neighbours will delight your taste buds. Witness cultural traditions from the region, including the wonderful traditional dancers from the Indonesian archipelago of Sumatra.
Come dressed in your traditional Indonesian outfits and enjoy this wonderful celebration.
More info: http://www.alivegroup.com.au/