Coffs Harbour City Council’s annual Multicultural Festival provides a venue to celebrate and showcase the skills and talents of our city's diverse cultural communities.
Coffs Harbour City Council’s annual Multicultural Harmony Festival recognizes the principals of Harmony Day, which celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Held annually in March, the Festival weekend focuses on bringing the whole community together to celebrate our cultural diversity and provides a vehicle to showcase the skills and talents of our city's diverse cultural communities.
Saturday evening will see the screening of “Colourfest” incorporating short multicultural films focusing exclusively on migrant and diasporic stories. The venue for this element of the Festival is the Jetty Memorial Theatre doors open at 6.30 p.m. suitable for the whole family; then
Sunday the Multicultural Harmony Festival will begin with a formal Citizenship Ceremony welcoming our newest citizens to the City, the combined primary schools choir and a traditional Welcome to Country by a local Elder. Then at 10.00 a.m. the event really kicks off with local and professional performances, musical items, youth and family activities, international food for sale, sporting demonstrations and a whole lot more. Entrance is free (gold coin donation)
“Come celebrate the diversity of this community, where everyone is welcome the Multicultural Harmony Festival”
Harmony Festival Poster (.pdf, 2.3MB)
Paul Barrett Drumming Workshop (.pdf, 200KB)
Interested in supporting this inclusive unique community event through sponsorship? Please contact Susan Clarke, Community Development Officer, Cultural & Community Development Team on 6648 4833 or via email for a sponsorship package.
The Multicultural Harmony Festival made possible through the generous support of our sponsors Coffs Harbour City Council and Multicultural NSW.
Coffs Coast Cross-Cultural Community on Facebook
An exciting new cross-cultural facebook will be launched as part of the 2015 Multicultural Harmony Festival at its film evening “Colourfest” at the Jetty Memorial Theatre. The page is available now for likes see “Coffs Coast Cross-Cultural Connections”; and if you or your organisation has something interesting to share of a cross-culture nature send it to us via Council email for inclusion on the facebook page.