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Ethnic, Multicultural and Religious Festivals and Events in Melbourne and Victoria

Ethnic, Multicultural and Religious Festivals and Events

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Fiesta Malaysia

Fiesta Malaysia is a day of celebration attracting over 20,000 people. It aims to  introduce the rich Malaysian history, people, language and culture to those who attend and to enhance the bilateral and multilateral relationship between Malaysia and Australia. In addition it aims to foster, support and promote business and investment opportunities between Malaysia and Australia To introduce Malaysia as a land of diverse races, religions, festivities and cultural heritage. More information at Fiesta Malaysia.



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The Piers Festival

 

The Piers Festival is held at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne during Victoria’s Term 1 school holidays.

Piers Festival celebrates and reflects on the collective historical and contemporary migration stories at its site, Princes Pier, the significant entry point where almost half of Australia’s post World War II refugees arrived. The Festival brings to life the pivotal role Princes Pier played from 1915 to 1969 in Victoria’s growth and as a gateway to the diversity of cultures that enrich our community. With 12,000 attendees in 2015, Piers Festival has grown to become an annual fixture in Victoria’s cultural calendar and a significant occasion to acknowledge and bring to light our Indigenous and multicultural talent.



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Hispanic Latin American Festival (Johnston Street Fiesta)

Sexy and vibrant, Johnson Street’s Fiesta promises more kick than a tequila sunrise. Every year thousands of Melburnians are lured to Fitzroy for a weekend fiesta of food, music and dancing. The street is lined with stalls serving paella, chorizo sausages, sangria, tapas and other taste sensations. A giant stage offers entertainment for all ages.

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Victoria Street Lunar Festival

The annual Victoria Street Lunar Festival has been running since 2000, and White Hat has attended and enjoyed this festival during a number of these years. During that time he festival has grown from small but enthusiastic beginnings  through to being one of the biggest street festivals in Victoria.

As befits a street lined with many Vietnamese restaurants and cafes, the festival is full of food stalls and there are plenty of sideshow stalls and rides for entertainment. A central stage presents cultural entertainment appropriate to the community and the new year.

More details including security requirements and public transport options at Victoria Street Lunar Festival>>

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Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

The Lonsdale St Greek Festival has run for over 30 years. Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party brings a weekend of Greek culture, food and entertainment to the city’s historic Greek Precinct. Featuring 3 stages of free entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and over 60 food, drink and craft stalls, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture will take over Lonsdale Street. Details at Lonsdale Street Greek Festival >>

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