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 75 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 2023?

The 25th Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be held in August 2023, 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.

The Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers 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 meeting schedule commences in February with monthly meetings until July when the meetings continue on a fortnightly and then weekly basis in the lead-up to the Festival.

We are seeking nominations from volunteers who are keen to be a part of this much-loved event.

If you,

  • Have experience with organising food stalls or markets;
  • Have worked with performers or entertainers;
  • Have ideas about marketing the event to boost numbers;
  • Have skills that you think would be useful;

We’d love to hear from you!

Nomination forms are available below and at Council’s Customer Services Centres.

For further information please contact Mareeba Shire Council’s Corporate Communications Officer via:


Phone: 1300 308 461

Nominations must be received by 5pm Friday, 11 November 2022.

**Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 19 December 2022**

Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee

The Committee will agree to a meeting schedule, which will be published in the near future.