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Harmony Festival

Now in its twelfth year Coffs Harbour Harmony Festival is the home of culture on the Coffs Coast.  Along with the region’s finest cultural performance groups and world music acts, the festival takes an interactive twist with the participation and fun factor ramped up.

*In the unlikely event of severe weather the decision to cancel the festival will be made at 5pm on Saturday 24 March and announced via the Harmony Festival Facebook page.

Find out about all the fun in this year's festival:

  
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​Make your own mask out of recycled materials and found objects in the all day craft space where you can also work with acclaimed local Gumbaynggirr artist Alison Williams to create a giant carpet snake / local creator spirit that will spearhead the culmination of the day event and activities - the magnificent Harmony Festival Community Parade!

Stay buzzing with the all day free circus and hooping fun or roll up and have a ball in the playdough palace.

The amazing Cardboard Cubby Kingdom is back again this year too.  Armed with nothing but cardboard, masking tape and your imagination, come help build and grow a fully-recycled global village and play space where all are welcome to create, construct & play.

Plus library storytime & face painting, samba drumming workshop, free popcorn!!

Play

The amazing Cardboard Cubby Kingdom is back! Armed with nothing but cardboard, masking tape and your imagination, come help build and grow a fully-recycled global village and play space where all are welcome to create, construct & play.

Plus heaps more.

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​Enjoy the 'Beats & Feets' Dance & Drumming tent - an all day non-stop dance space.  Enjoy Aboriginal Dance, Afro-Cardio Dance and Samba Drumming workshops as well as for very first time this year a fun, all-inclusive, cross-cultural disco with community members from diverse cultural groups spinning the tracks and getting everyone up to show and share some simple but very fun dance moves for all to join in together and share the celebration.  Be transported!

Dance

​Enjoy the 'Beats & Feets' Dance & Drumming tent - an all day non-stop dance space. Enjoy Aboriginal Dance, Afro-Cardio Dance and Samba Drumming workshops as well as for very first time this year a fun, cross-cultural disco.

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​Soak up the variety of entertainment on the main stage - a cross-cultural melange with non-stop  acts from across the globe.   Brotherly (and sisterly) love abounds on the main stage! 

Fresh from packed out gigs including supporting international African touring sensation Vieux Farka Toure, local Afro-pop sensations 'The Brothers' will be serving up a vibed up dose of their sunshiny melodies and irresistible grooves along with very special guests 'Brotherhood of the Blues' - the underground smash from last year's Byron Bluesfest - dealing up their unique brew of raw and passionate delta & soul inspired blues. Fronted by 3 Aboriginal men living with various disabilities, Brotherhood of the Blues meld powerful and inspired vocals over a killer rhythm section - real blues by real people brimming with heart, soul, camaraderie and passion.   

Along with a dynamic megamix of local cultural and community performance groups and acts from just down the road / across the region and around the world plus multicultural fashion parade, hip hop dance off and so much more.

Main Stage

Brotherly (and sisterly) love abounds on the main stage! 

Fresh from packed out gigs local Afro-pop sensations 'The Brothers' will be serving up a vibed up dose of their sunshiny melodies and irresistible grooves along with very special guests 'Brotherhood of the Blues' - the underground smash from last year's Byron Bluesfest. Stay tuned for the full program.

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​Experience the warmest of welcomes at ‘the Common Ground’ which brings all the buzz of an overseas marketplace along with the warmth of a cultural community lounge room. 

Immerse yourself in authentic culture – share in an Ethiopian / Eritrean Coffee Ceremony, get decorated in Henna, sit and crochet with Syrian women, or have a game of checkers with Afghani men.

Taste free sweets & pastries from all over the world. Trace your own ancestral journey to calling Coffs home on the monster sized map of the world & add your story to the Many Hands Many Threads ever-growing cultural tapestry.

Immerse and Connect

​The Common Ground allows you to share in an Ethiopian / Eritrean Coffee Ceremony, get decorated in Henna, sit and crochet with Syrian women, or have a game of checkers with Afghani men.

Trace your own ancestral journey to calling Coffs home on the monster sized map of the world & add your story to the Many Hands Many Threads ever-growing cultural tapestry.

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​Bring a picnic blanket and kick back in the lush garden surrounds. Munch on delicious food and enjoy the non-stop variety of entertainment on the main stage.

Listen to tunes from across the globe including Afro-pop from headliners The Brothers, and raw blues and groove from Byron Bay Bluesfest sensations Brotherhood.

Relax

​Bring a picnic blanket and kick back in the lush garden surrounds. Munch on delicious food and enjoy the non-stop variety of entertainment on the main stage.

Listen to tunes from across the globe including Afro-pop from headliners The Brothers, and raw blues and groove from Byron Bay Bluesfest sensations Brotherhood.

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The day comes to a massive culmination at 2pm with the drumming in of the magnificent, community parade!

Lead by Jumbaal the giant carpet snake creator spirit  - a massive sized snake puppet -  join in with over 50 Samba drummers and show off your craft creations, or just join the procession as together we all parade through the festival grounds to the main stage where a gigantic cross-cultural flash mob styled dance off will be lead by local dance legend Travers Ross. 

Celebrate

The day comes to a massive culmination at 2pm with the drumming in of the magnificent, community parade!

Lead by Jumbaal the giant carpet snake creator spirit join the procession as together we all parade through the festival grounds to the main stage where a gigantic cross-cultural flash mob styled dance off will be lead by local dance legend Travers Ross. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/927961380713444/

Join us on Facebook to stay up to date and stay tuned for the full program.

Celebrating everyone’s journey to calling Coffs home, come and uncover your common ground.

Date: Sunday 25 March 2018

Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm

Location: North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Coffs Harbour

Cost: Gold coin entry