2017 Sunraysia Multicultural Festival now announced!! see our 2017 event page for more information
The main objective of the festival is to showcase the cultural and ethnic diversity of our region, through a vibrant event which encouraged the participation and engagement of the whole community.
Check out these festival pages here for more information and colour from each years event
While Sunraysia is a very ethnically diverse region, many of our ethnic communities are very small, and most in our communities are extremely busy with their work and lives. SMECC greatly appreciates the contribution of members of our different ethnic groups who always spend much time voluntarily preparing activities for the Festival each year.
Each year the size and scope of Sunraysia Multicultural Festival is determined by local ethnic community groups themselves. The size of each years event is dependant on how many of our small and diverse ethnic community group members have the time put themselves forward each year to participate and share a part of their culture with others.
A key focus for our event is also aimed at building, the capacity, confidence and community participation of people from our new & emerging communities through supporting their participation in the event. This is supported through training around areas such as food preparation, staff registrations and money handling and in the development of ongoing community project activities (art, craft and other) throughout the year which build towards the event each year