Multicultural Festival

2017 Multicultural Festival!

More than 75 multicultural groups transformed Rundle Mall into an exciting international space when the 2017 Multicultural Festival came to the heart of Adelaide's CBD on Sunday 5 November 2017.

Thousands of South Australians enjoyed a perfect day for celebrating music, dance, cultural heritage, arts and crafts, and culinary delights.

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

Re-live the amazing sights and performances here.

Multicultural Festival 2017 Visitor Survey

Share your thoughts on the 2017 Multicultural Festival by completing our online survey.

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.