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Celebrate our shire’s diversity at the Mitchell Multicultural Festival

Friday 9 February, 2018

Cultures, flavours and traditions from across the world will be celebrated at the Mitchell Multicultural Festival in March.

Ahead of Cultural Diversity Week, Hadfield Park in Wallan will be transformed into a cultural hub on Friday 2 March, showcasing a wide range of food and entertainment and celebrating the shire’s rich diversity.

It’s the second year the festival will run, and will this year feature more food trucks, activities and live entertainment.

Activities and live entertainment on offer will be for all ages and will include the Chinese dragon, Korean dancers, henna tattooing, Bollywood dancers, African drummers, an Aboriginal cultural performance, face painting, jumping castle, giant games, interactive workshops and performances from The Kilmore International School students.

There will also be a wide range of food trucks on site to tantalise your tastebuds, with sweet and savory cuisines on offer including Greek, Spanish, Indian, South American, Cambodian, Malaysian, Chinese, Polish, German, Italian and Middle Eastern.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said, following the success of last year's inaugural event, Council had made some changes with more food trucks on site as well as more activities and entertainment options.

“We’re really excited about this event and the opportunity it creates for us to celebrate the many diverse backgrounds and cultures of our residents,” Cr Sanderson said.

“One of the priorities of our new Social Justice Framework is cultural diversity. We are committed to working with, and welcoming, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and the Mitchell Multicultural Festival is a great example of that.

“It’s also a wonderful opportunity for our community to connect and socialise. I’d like to thank all the community volunteers working behind the scenes to make this event possible, and all those participating who are willing to share their cultures and traditions with the wider community.”

The Mitchell Multicultural Festival is on Friday 2 March from 5-9pm at Hadfield Park in Wallan. Entry is free. People are encouraged to bring along their own picnic rugs and chairs.

For more information or updates, click HERE to head to event page on Facebook.