Music • International food • Dance • Markets • Arts • Free entry

When: Sunday, 2 October 2016
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Annerley Soccer Club fields, between Juliette and Ridge streets, Greenslopes
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Join us at Queensland’s most vibrant multicultural festival to create welcome and celebrate everyone’s contribution to multicultural Australia.

Experience world culture through international cuisine, music and dance performances, fashion, art workshops, family-friendly activities and so much more!

Highlights of this year’s WELCOMEfest…

The Ritual of Welcome: The festival’s opening ceremony featuring Indigenous Elders performing the traditional Welcome to Country acknowledgement, before members of Queensland’s multicultural communities reciprocate with their own offers of welcome.

Food: International food stalls, including Ethiopian, Afghan, Tibetan, South Sudanese, Turkish and Iranian cuisine.

Family-friendly activities: Art workshops, animal farm, hair braiding and face painting, inflatable AFL pitch and children’s rides.

Music and dance: Over 60 acts and more than 400 individual performers across the Dance Stage, World Music Stage and Dance Deli workshops.

Barefoot fashion show: Celebrating the flamboyance and colour of traditional attire with over 30 cultures represented, including Tahitian, Kurdish, Pakistani, Brazilian, Congolese and Thai.

Youth Space: Blackboard busking stage, giant games, henna, circus workshops, card games and more.

Talking Culture: Have a chat, ask some questions and learn more about some of our newest Queenslanders.