The 2020 Festival has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
The Mareeba Multicultural Festival is held annually in August. 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.