Multicultural Festival

Join us to celebrate South Australia's rich and exciting cultural diversity at the 2017 Multicultural Festival!

When: Sunday 5 November, 11am to 6pm

Where: Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Cost: Free and family friendly

More than 75 multicultural groups will transform Rundle Mall into an exciting international space as the 2017 Multicultural Festival comes to the heart of Adelaide's CBD.

The Multicultural Festival offers a great day for celebrating music, dance, cultural heritage, arts and crafts, and culinary delights.

Join hundreds of South Australians at this spectacular event, where cultural diversity will come alive!

What's on offer

  • the largest festival of its kind in South Australia, featuring  75 multicultural and community organisations;
  • a dynamic array of world dance and music performances across two stages;
  • a variety of television personalities as stage MCs;
  • unique multicultural activities and demonstrations for you to come and try;
  • a unique, curated percussion performance, workshop, and public art installation by Nexus Arts; and
  • stalls showcasing international art, cultural crafts and delicious food.

There will also be plenty of performers and festival guests roving through the crowd, so try your luck and see who you might meet!

Program, map and postcard

The full event program will be available soon, along with an event map so you can plan your day and find out where your favourite stalls, activities and performances will be along Rundle Mall. Download the 2017 Multicultural Festival postcard

Stay in touch on social media

It's easy to stay in the know with the 2017 Multicultural Festival.

Keep checking this site for the latest festival information AND

You can sign up to receive our Facebook notifications on your personal news feed by liking our Facebook page AND selecting 'get notifications' from the drop-down menu on the 'liked' button. The Twitter account is operated by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

Check out our festive videos

South Australia's first Multicultural Festival was held in 2013. Every two years since, the event has captivated and entertained thousands of South Australians.

Did you go to the 2015 Multicultural Festival? Re-live the amazing sights and sounds here, or see if you can spot yourself in the 2015 photo gallery.

Keep visiting this site and the official Multicultural Festival Facebook page for more video clips in the lead-up to this year's big event!

Media information

For media inquiries about the 2017 Multicultural Festival, phone (08) 8413 9049.

Media releases for the 2017 Multicultural Festival will be added as they become available.

You can also visit the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Latest News page for other media releases.

Multicultural South Australia

South Australia is home to people from more than 200 countries, and about 230,000 South Australians speak languages other than English at home.

The Multicultural Festival is a great opportunity to experience and celebrate the state's cultural diversity and get to meet some of our newest migrant communities.

The Multicultural Festival is brought to you by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in partnership with the Rundle Mall Management Authority and with the help of many community organisations and volunteers.

You can find out more about some of South Australia's culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities from our South Australian community profiles.

Multicultural Festival grants

Thank you to all multicultural groups who applied for a grant to participate in the 2017 Multicultural Festival.

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion’s Multicultural Festival Grants 2017 make one-off funding available to eligible community groups to participate in the Multicultural Festival 2017 through performances, activities and stalls.

Applications are now closed. Applicants have been notified of the outcome of their applications, and grants have been provided to successful groups to enable them to be involved in the festival and share their cultural traditions, talents and heritage.