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2023 Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

This is a past event


Friday 19 May 2023
6pm - 9pm

Saturday 20 May 2023
10am - 9pm

Sunday 21 May 2023
10am - 6pm


Main Square


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

The three-day long Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is back at Fed Square bringing together arts, music, and multicultural performances.

Join for the Light it Up Opening Ceremony on Friday 19 May from 6.30pm, featuring cultural performances from the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne and National Boys Choir as well as traditional Buddhist ceremonies and guest speakers. The Opening Ceremony culminates with an incredible multi-media fireworks display bringing the iconic square to life.

Across the weekend visitors can participate in cultural ceremonies and performances. Enjoy guided meditation, including the popular tea meditation in the Lotus Flower Sanctuary or visit the Mindfulness Forest and bathe the Buddha in the beautiful Lumbini Garden. Kids can learn the art of lion dancing or engage in face painting and giant bubble blowing. Over at the Fed Square Main Stage, all ages will enjoy the impressive lineup of performances from Victoria’s best multicultural groups.

For more information visit: https://buddhaday.org.au/
Follow Buddha Day and Multicultural Festival on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BuddhasDayMulticulturalFestival/
Follow Buddha Day and Multicultural Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bdmf.melb/

Event Partners

City of Melbourne
Victorian Government
Fed Square