A fantastic free day out for the entire family, experience the bright and exciting cultures that make up our diverse city. See a huge variety of world class and local performers, and treat yourself to the delicious ethnic food and crafts on offer.
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Last year's event was a huge success with thousands turning out to see the huge variety of talented performers on offer.
- 11am - Peace walk from Parliment
- 12pm - Grand Opening Ceremony
- 12:15pm - Welcome
- 12:45pm - Performances
- 6:45pm - Closing
- 7pm - Ends
Times and order of performances subject to change.
The Grand Opening starts at 12pm, officiated by Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester, and other dignitaries. Followed by local and artists from around New Zealand taking the stage; including traditional and modern ethnic dance groups, choirs, Kapa Haka, old favourites such as Batucada and top local acts.
A selection of ethnic food and crafts will be available, so bring cash and an empty stomach.
The event is run by Multicultural Federation of New Zealand and Multicultural Council of Wellington, with key partners; Wellington City Council, the Human Rights Commission, NZ Police, Office of Ethnic Communities, and Ministry of Social Development.
“The event contributes two of our strategic priorities: Creativity - celebrating the diverse arts and culture of New Zealand; and Diversity - encompassing different people, perspectives and their contribution.” Tayo Agunlejika, Executive Director, New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils.
The event is in conjunction with the 'Give Nothing to Racism' faced by Taika Waititi, currently being run by the Human Rights Commission.
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