Get a taste of Sunday’s 2015 Multicultural Festival today at Rundle Mall
Visitors to Rundle Mall can get a sneak peak of Sunday's 2015 Multicultural Festival under the Gawler Place canopy at 1pm today.
The festival launch and preview event will feature Irish dancing from the Adelaide Folkloric Society and acrobats and martial artists from the Brazilian Association of South Australia.
On Sunday, up to 80,000 visitors are expected to share the colour, flavours and excitement of the 2015 Multicultural Festival, the state's premier multicultural event.
Multicultural Affairs Minister Zoe Bettison said the free event provides a unique opportunity to experience an array of multicultural acts, including more than 40 world music and dance performances across two main stages.
"More than 30 stalls will tempt festival goers with culinary delights from across the globe, as well as an exciting range of arts, crafts and family friendly activities," she said.
"The festival brings together 60 multicultural groups representing more than 40 different ethnicities. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate South Australia's rich cultural diversity."
Media personalities Keith Conlon, Kate Collins and Emma Rebellato will be there, along with culinary personalities, the legendary Cheong Liew and MasterChef's Laura Cassai.
Highlight acts at this year's event will include:
* the Adelaide Marathi Mandal's thunderous drummers
* the Adelaide Folkloric Society's Irish dancers
* the Brazilian Association of South Australia's Capoeira Martial Art displays of dance, acrobatics and music
* activities including calligraphy, lantern making and face painting.
"South Australia is home to people from more than 200 countries, and about 230,000 South Australians speak languages other than English at home," Ms Bettison said.
"The Multicultural Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate and experience South Australia's diversity with family and friends and to meet some of our newest migrant communities."
For more information and a schedule of performances, visit www.multicultural.sa.gov.au. Keep up-to-date with the latest festival news on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/MulticulturalFestivalSouthAustralia and www.twitter.com/SA_DCSI.