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Zillmere Festival Celebrates Culture And Diversity

Story: Jodie Woodward
Aug 21, 2019
Zillmere Festival Celebrates Culture and Diversity
The annual Zillmere Festival promotes and shares the diverse and rich cultural background of the suburb and its surrounding areas. This year will mark the 17th event, since its inception in 2002.

The festival is supported by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government as part of Queensland Multicultural month and this year’s organisers are focused on creating a space where community members can interact and enjoy the family-friendly environment of this one-day-only festival.

Jabiru Community, Youth and Children’s Services CEO, Brett Roland, said the festival celebrates Zillmere’s proud, culturally-diverse and creative community.

“We are incredibly proud that stallholders and performers are from our community,” Mr Roland said.

At the event, attendees can expect to find themed village-style food and craft stalls from a range of local providers. There will also be a host of cultural groups in attendance who will exhibit displays, hold workshops and craft demonstrations as well as present traditional song, dance and food for festival goers.“One of the major highlights this year is the showcase of international food with $5 affordable meal options,” Mr Roland said.

A popular aspect of this family-friendly event is the variety of free activities on offer for both children and adults alike.

“There is a dedicated children and family zone offering free activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, henna art, make up artistry and photobooth,” Mr Roland said.

There’ll also be a range of local community groups and government agencies in attendance, to provide information, displays and activities to the festival attendees.

If you feel like dancing along to some music instead, there’ll be plenty of opportunity for that as well. Music and dancing performances will feature across three stages. There will also be interactive drum, dance and art workshops and activities to join in.

“If you feel like getting into the groove, head to the Interactive Dance Stage where you can learn dances from around the world,” Mr Roland said.

You can find out more by visiting the Zillmere Festival Facebook page.

Zillmere Festival
Saturday 14 September, 10am-3pm
O’Callaghan Park
340 Zillmere Road, Zillmere.