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South Asian Festival  - Sunday 14 April 2019, 11am to 10pm - Festivals

South Asian Festival

14 Apr 2019, Birrarung Marr
Experience South Asia's vibrant culture with talented stage performances, delicious street food, boutique stalls, carnival rides, fireworks and more.
Sri Lankan Festival - Sunday 14 April 2019, 10am to 4pm - Festivals

Sri Lankan Festival

14 Apr 2019, Queen Victoria Market
Join in the festivities at the Market as Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus come together for a day filled with food, fun, culture and workshops.
Cultural Diversity Week - Saturday 16 March 2019, 1pm to 11pm - Festivals

Cultural Diversity Week

16 Mar 2019, Federation Square
Come along and be a part of Victoria's largest celebration of our state's great diversity.
Taste of Malaysia - Sunday 07 April 2019, 9am to 4pm - Festivals

Taste of Malaysia

7 Apr 2019, Queen Victoria Market
Discover Malaysian culture, homemade delicacies, traditional games and apparel and cultural performances, including Lion Dance, at this free event.
Crown Zodiac Spectacular - Friday 25 January 2019 to Monday 18 February 2019 - Festivals

Crown Zodiac Spectacular

25 Jan 2019 - 18 Feb 2019, Crown Entertainment Complex
Visit the Zodiac Spectacular installation as part of Crown's Lunar New Year Festival.
Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival  - Saturday 18 May 2019 to Sunday 19 May 2019 - Festivals

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019, Federation Square
The free annual Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival is a not-for-profit festival which promotes inclusiveness and cultural awareness.
Chinese New Year Light Show - Monday 04 February 2019 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 - Festivals

Chinese New Year Light Show

4 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019, Light House
Welcome the Year of the Pig with a themed Chinese New Year light show at Victoria Harbour's Light House installation.
Mexican Festival - Saturday 14 September 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019 - Festivals

Mexican Festival

14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019, Federation Square
The Mexican Festival is back again, to entertain locals and tourists with the best of all things Mexican, from food to folk dancing and live music.
Lantern Festival - Yuan Xiao Jie - Sunday 17 February 2019, 9am to 4pm - Festivals

Lantern Festival - Yuan Xiao Jie

17 Feb 2019, Queen Victoria Market
Queen Vic Market will be celebrating the Lantern Festival with a jam-packed program of entertainment, food and lots of family activities.
Kensington Community Festival (KCF) - Sunday 31 March 2019, 10am to 4pm - Festivals

Kensington Community Festival (KCF)

31 Mar 2019, JJ Holland Park
The KCF celebrates cultural diversity and community connection with live music, global food, local displays, free family fun activities and stalls.

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There's a wealth of arts festivals for you to enjoy throughout the year in Melbourne – the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October is world renowned.


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