Aurora Multicultural Festival 2017

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Block out your diaries for Saturday 27 May as the Aurora Multicultural Festival is back.

This annual and free event organised by the Aurora Community Association is set to return to the Galada Community Centre.

There will be at least 16 different cultures represented on the day and this year’s theme will be focused on the Middle Eastern. Expect to see lots of colourful costumes, dancing, food and music from all around the world including 10 to 15 performances from local community groups.

This year includes performances by comedian James Liotta, the Rhythm of Life African drummers, a live DJ, a belly dance workshop, a cultural fashion parade and many activities just for the Aurora kids.

The Aurora Multicultural Festival is an entirely community based event – the performers and contributors live in Aurora and its surrounds and the day is organised by community volunteers to foster a sense of pride and care for one another amongst the Aurora residents.

“Whittlesea is the third most multicultural community in Victoria,” said Councillor City of Whittlesea Mary Lalios at last year’s festival. “This event epitomises everything that’s fantastic about Whittlesea.”

“The great vision is everyone being as one, working together, enjoying each other’s culture and sharing each other’s culture,” agreed then Mayor of the City of Cr Stevan Kozmevski, also at the 2016 event. “[W]e’re all richer and better for it. Understanding, respecting and loving one another.”

Indeed, with between 600 to 800 Aurora residents expected to attend, the Aurora Multicultural Festival is a great place to meet some new friends, learn to understand and celebrate your neighbours and find out more about what is happening in your community in a family friendly and alcohol free environment.

Register today to go in the draw to WIN a $100 Coles voucher! Winner will be randomly selected from all registrations received and announced at the Multicultural Festival on Saturday, 27th May 2017. (Winner does need to be present at the event to be eligible).

The Aurora Multicultural Festival 2017 will be held on Saturday 27 May 2017 from 11am to 3pm at Galada Community Centre, 10A Forum Way, Epping North. Entry is FREE.