Mareeba Multicultural Festival

Aug 31, 2019

The Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be on Saturday 31 August 2019 at Arnold Park, Mareeba. The program starts at 9.30 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 5pm. 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.

Last year, the Multicultural Festival attracted around 6,000 people who enjoyed a day of entertainment, from more than 30 cultures, in perfect weather.

For more information visit the Festival’s website.

Sponsors

Multicultural Affairs Queensland
Mareeba Shire Council
Travel Experience
Hartley’s Crocodile Farm
Skyrail Cableway
Hot Air
Jackaroo Motel
Ranging Thunder
Mareeba Mazda and Mareeba Mitsubishi
Marano’s Fuel
Miller & Teitzel Accountancy
Mareeba Leagues Club
Domino’s Pizza Mareeba
Coffee Works
Vincenzo’s Coffee Lounge
The Express Newspaper
Mareeba Property Management
NEXTRA Mareeba News
Radio 4AM
Seven Network
Mareeba Mens Shed
Moro Auto Repairs
Golden Drop Winery
Cornetts Supa IGA Mareeba
Café Trieste
Don Hall Refrigeration
Mareeba Golf Club

2019 Program

9:15am – Assembly at Arnold Park
9:30am – Pipe Band
9:45am – Advance Australia Fair – Albina Niceforo
9:50am – Welcome to the Land – Vincent Mathieson and Keith Mathieson
10:00am – Mareeba State School Singing & Auslan Singing Choirs
10:15am – Aboriginal Dancers
10:30am – Mareeba State High School Band
10:45am – Tablelands and Lakeland Vanuatu
11:00am – Rhythms of my Land – Ritmos de mi Tierra
11:15am – Edelweiss Dance Group
11:30am – Albina Niceforo
11:35am – Michael Samanes
11:45am – Tango Craze
12:00pm – Tableland International Singers
12:15pm – Tablelands Samoan
12:30pm – St Stephen’s Catholic College Choir
12:45pm – Aires de Espana (Air of Spain)
1:00pm – Welcome Address – Jennifer Murat (Chairperson), Cynthia Lui MP, Mayor Tom Gilmore, Citizenship Ceremony
1:25pm – Mareeba Academy of Dance
1:30pm – Edelweiss Dance Group
1:45pm – Filipino Cultural Dancers
2:00pm – Zumba Z Crew
2:15pm – Kainga Tonga
2:30pm – Chinese Cultural Performance
3:00pm – Islanders Soul – Cook Island
3:15pm – Zagareb Island Dancing
3:30pm – Taiko Duo
3:45pm – Solomon Islands
4:00pm – Serbian Dance Troupe
4:15pm – Vanuatu – Tanna Dance
4:45pm –Punjabi Folk Dance
5:00pm – Zorba for Everyone