January 11, 2018
The National Multicultural Festival returns 16-18 February 2018 to City Walk in Canberra City. This annual excuse to eat your way around the globe has announced an inaugural official chef to guide you (and your stomach) this year - Poh Ling Yeow.
Discover the one-time MasterChef Australia runner-up's top 10 things to see and do at this year's festival.
Be among the first to experience The National Multicultural Festival with some of the festival highlights including Baker Boy, Lucy Sugarman, Salsabor dancers and many more on Thursday 15 February at the Canberra Theatre Centre.Buy tickets here
In Arnhem Land, they call him the ‘new fresh prince’ and I can hear why! He's an amazing rapper.
After the pre-opening concert on Thursday, catch him on Stage 1 in Garema Place for the Opening Concert on Friday 16 February.
He makes me feel like dancing – it’s true!
Get your groove on at the Friday night opening concert.
Food. Dance. How can you go wrong?
Catch the Food and Dance Spectacular throughout Saturday 17 February.
Happy Chinese New Year is full of colour and sound and is sensational!
The Happy Chinese New Year Showcase will be located at Stage 3 Akuna Street, 17 February at 12.50pm.
The Indigenous Showcase always draw a big crowd.
Take part in the excitement on Saturday 17 February.
This one is for the kids! Catch me at the Children’s Sanctuary at Civic Library on Saturday 17 February at 3.15pm, where I’ll be reading my book, Sweet Petite. Or pop over to the Canberra Museum and Gallery on the Sunday for some arts and crafts, music and workshops for more kid-friendly fun.
The Festival Parade is a spectacle in itself!
Each year thousands flock to the streets of Canberra to witness a sea of performers from local and international groups. These performers envelope the streets with spectacular color and sound. The parade will start at corners of Bunda and Akuna Street near Glebe Park at 4pm and progress along London Circuit ending up at East Row at 6pm on Saturday 17 February.
Food, food and more food from every corner of the globe. I'll be eating my way through the stalls throughout the day (and well into the night!)
Last but not least, come see me on Saturday! I'm doing two demos at 11am and 2pm. Pick up a trick or two - you'll be a MasterChef in no time!
EXPERIENCESTidbinbilla Nature Reserve
EXPERIENCESNamadgi National Park and Visitors Centre
EXPERIENCESNational Gallery of Australia
EXPERIENCESOld Parliament House Gardens