The Mareeba Multicultural Festival is held annually in August. The program starts at 10.00 am with a parade, followed by non-stop entertainment including Aboriginal, Torres Strait, PNG, Filipino, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Greek, Polynesian and Australian performers. Food stalls and craft stalls from a range of cultures, and the perfect weather in Mareeba at this time of the year, make this a day out not to be missed.

The program ends at 4pm. Admission is free with a range of donated prizes drawn throughout the day. Winners must be present at the time of the draw.

This is a chance for visitors to attend a major local community event.

The Mareeba Shire is home to people from some 64 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, who have lived in harmony for many years before “Multiculturalism” became popular. The festival highlights this diversity and harmony.

Mareeba Multicultural Festival - Advisory Committee Nominations - Open Now!

Do you love our multicultural community? Want to join a group of like-minded people to bring the Mareeba Multicultural Festival back again in 2022?

The 23rd Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be held in August 2022, and Mareeba Shire Council is seeking nominations for community members to join the Advisory Committee. The free, one day Festival includes dance and music by hundreds of performers from many different cultures along with fabulous food showcasing a range of cuisines at the myriad of food stalls. This year’s festival theme is Cultural Foundations and the Committee will bring this theme to life for all community members to enjoy.

The Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee is a group of community representatives who reflect the diverse cultures of the Mareeba Shire, and Committee Members are required to attend regular meetings and assist with the organisation and delivery of this treasured event.

The monthly meeting schedule commences in February and continues until September.

We are seeking nominations from community members who are passionate about events that celebrate community with skills that will contribute to the organisation of the Festival.

  • Do you have experience with organising food stalls or markets? Or
  • Have you worked with performers or entertainers? Or
  • Do you know how to market the event to really boost numbers? Or
  • Do you have skills that you think would be useful?

If yes, we’d love to hear from you. Please take a look at the Terms of Reference here to learn more about the role and complete the Nomination Form available which is available here.

For further information please contact Mareeba Shire Council’s Strategic Development Officer via email to or by phoning 1300 308 461.

Nominations must be received by 5pm Monday, 28 February 2022

Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee

The Committee will agree to a meeting schedule, however, the following dates are proposed for the next meetings of the Committee:

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 Tuesday, 26 April 2022 Tuesday, 24 May 2022 Tuesday, 28 June 2022