Over 25 groups to perform at Carnivale this year


16 February 2016
Over 25 groups will perform in this year’s Carnivale at Queanbeyan Park on Sunday 28 February.

This year cuisine will be from Sri Lanka, the Pacific Islands, Italy, the Australia Mon Association, Turkey, Indonesia, Croatia, Greece and Macedonia.

Queanbeyan is one of the most culturally diverse cities in regional Australia. It is home to indigenous people, to successive waves of migrants from the UK and Europe, and more recent arrivals from Asia and Africa. Carnivalé is a celebration of Queanbeyan’s cultural diversity and harmony.

Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall said Carnivalé was a highlight of the cultural calendar in our wonderfully diverse city. “The venue is fabulous, the performances are joyful, and the family friendly activities are wonderful,” he said.

“Don’t forget to sample the delicious world food on offer, there will be over 11 food stalls to tempt you this year.

“We are also taking the opportunity to officially sign the Refugee Welcome Zone Declaration where Queanbeyan City Council will join over ninety NSW local councils in making a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into their community and enhancing cultural diversity in the community,” said Mr Overall.

There will be plenty to keep the whole family entertained with a farm animal patting paddock, face painting, Indigenous craft, air brush and henna tattooing, festival flower making, the fire brigade and information stalls. Queanbeyan City Council is proud to partner with Queanbeyan Multicultural Centre in presenting this wonderful community cultural event.

• Queanbeyan’s Carnivalé
• Sunday 28 February
• 10am to 4pm
• Queanbeyan Park on Lowe Street