Festival of Cultures
DRAWS A LARGE CROWD
The Festival of Cultures is one of Palmerston North’s longeststanding community events and 2016 was as exciting, entertaining and vibrant as ever. The festival opened again with a community cultural lantern parade and concert in The Square on Friday night.
Saturday was a chance to enjoy the World Food Craft and Music Fair with local and national music and entertainment as well as cultural foods, crafts and culture. Local cultural groups also had the opportunity to showcase their country of origin. On Sunday, 14 food trucks competed in the first ever Food Truck Faceoff. Food trucks from as far as Auckland and Wellington made the trip to compete against some of our local trucks taking part. Palmerston North City Library’s very own little back alley was transformed into Tango Alley for the Sunday night. Many came to dance sing and listen to a little bit of Buenos Aires in Palmerston North. The three day event was a chance to celebrate everyone’s art, culture and lifestyle.