Fes­ti­val of Cul­tures

DRAWS A LARGE CROWD

The Tribune (NZ) - - GREEN SPOT / CIVIL DEFENCE -

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.

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