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Festival shaping up to be the biggest yet


Multicultural Festival graphic for Sunday November 5 year 2017

It’s not long now until the 2017 Multicultural Festival takes over Rundle Mall on 5 November with the sights, sounds and flavours of our multicultural society.

The third biennial festival is expected to attract up to 80 000 people and will include more than 75 community groups representing 45 ethnicities.

Almost 50 groups will stage performances and activities, and dozens of food and display stalls will give people a taste of the state’s cultural diversity.

The festival is one of the largest of its kind in Australia and was established to help community groups showcase their cultural heritage through art, craft, food, dance, music and activities. There were 62 community groups at the 2015 event and interest continues to grow.

The State Government offered grants earlier this year to assist groups with the cost of taking part.

Information about the festival is at

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