Past community festivals

In the past, the museum has created festivals with a large number of specific ethnic or cultural communities, including German, Indonesian, Brazilian, Sudanese, and Lebanese. 

Other festivals have brought together a variety of nationalities and ethnicities, such as the West African Festival and the Pacific Islander Festival.

Girl in tradition costume
Performers at a Community Festival

More recently, intercultural festivals have been developed based on a theme. For example, the Sweets Festival was a collaboration between the museum and representatives from the Turkish, Mauritian, Italian, Indian, and Japanese communities of Victoria.

The extremely popular Melt Chocolate Festival involved Belgian, Mexican, and Portuguese-speaking communities. In 2013, representatives of Victoria’s diverse Muslim communities came together to create the Islamic Arts Festival.

Videos from past festivals

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