Celebrate Diversity at the Riverlights Multicultural Festival

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Celebrate diversity at the Riverlights Multicultural Festival on Saturday 12 October from 3pm to 9pm at The Levee in Central Maitland. This free family-friendly festival showcases cultures from around the globe including global cuisine, live music and dance, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations. Riverlights features a diverse program of fun activities and entertainment for the whole family. This event ends with the festival parade and magical lantern flotilla on the Hunter River; an unforgettable family experience.

There’s loads of activities at the event.


Make your own paper lanterns to be part of the flotilla at Riverlights.


Take a seat in the Riverlights Language Lounge and learn a different language. Run by Hunter Community Languages Schools Program you can lounge around on one of the comfy beanbags and learn a few words in another language! You then will be able to choose a word from another language to hang on the Riverlights word tree.


The 2019 Riverlights Cultural Passport is your guide to the event and the featured Cultural Villages. Be sure to collect a stamp from each Cultural Village in your passport as you walk around the festival.


Riverlights 2019 will showcase dynamic and diverse range of song, dance and performance from a range of cultures all around the world.

It features two stages, The Riverlights Stage and The World Stage. The Riverlights Stage will be located on Maitland Riverbank and will have a range of school, cultural and professional performances.

The World Stage will be located in The Levee Precinct and will be filled with vibrant and colourful school and cultural dance performances, a cultural fashion parade, world music as well as our Citizenship Ceremony and Official Ceremony.


Riverlights Cultural Villages are the heart of the festival. Representing different nations and cultures, in 2019 the Cultural Villages will offer free interactive experiences, delicious food sampling and arts and crafts for sale.

Visit each one to taste traditional food, learn more about the culture and collect a stamp in your official Riverlights Cultural Passport, which are available from festival volunteers at the event.

For more information http://www.maitlandriverlights.com.au/

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