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A group of people waving their arms and dancing during the African Music & Cultural Festival at Fed Square

Community Festivals

Community
Festival
Free
This is a past event
Community
Festival
Free

Dates

Saturday 4 November 2023
Victorian Festival of Diwali

Sunday 5 November 2023
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Sunday 12 November 2023
Polish Festival @ Fed Square

Sunday 17-19 November 2023
African Music & Cultural Festival

Sunday 25 November 2023
Lankan Fest 2023

Venues

Main Square
The Edge
River Terrace

Access

Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Celebrate the diverse traditions, food, art, music and dance of Melbourne’s multicultural communities.

Over three weekends in November, Fed Square will come alive with three different community-led festivals.

 

Victorian Festival of Diwali

4 November, 11am-late | Main Square

Diwali, or the Hindi Festival of Lights, is India’s biggest annual holiday, and has been celebrated at Fed Square each year since 2006. Join the festivities, featuring live music, dance, workshops, henna and family-friendly activities.

 

A Mexican woman wearing Day of the Dead make-up and wearing a wide brim hat with colourful flowers all over it
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

5 November, 2pm-9pm | The Atrium

Experience the magic of Dia de Muertos where MexVic (the Mexican Social and Cultural Association of Victoria) will be celebrating life by honouring the dead.

Polish Festival at Fed Square

12 November, 10am-5pm | Main Square, River Terrace & The Edge

The Polish festival will be a feast for the senses, with traditional costume, dance and cuisine, such as the famous pierogi.

African Music and Cultural Festival

17-19 November, various times | Main Square & River Terrace

Over three days, the rhythms and colours of the African Music and Cultural Festival will celebrate the culture, music and food of 35 African countries.

A Sri Lankan women in orange traditional fashion, mid pose while dancing
Lankan Fest 2023

25 November, 10am-10pm | River Terrace

A vibrant celebration of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and heritage. Experience enchanting sights, sounds, and extraordinary dance performances and feast on an array of Sri Lankan culinary delights.