Culture festival back
The Whanganui Festival of Culture will be returning to Majestic Square on Saturday, October 27, for its eighth consecutive year.
The line-up will include the phenomenal reggae band Common Unity, with Palmerston North’s Samba ao Vento Drummers joining a plethora of local performers to create a spectacular day long, family friendly event.
The festival has also attracted more stallholders this year with 23 signed up to attend, including cuisine from South Africa, the Middle East, Korea, the Pacific, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and South America and the Kiwi favourites a traditional hangi or a good old hot dog on a stick . . . to name but a few.
Whanganui will shine a light on the cultural diversity through not only the cuisine available but also by way of the entertainment throughout the event by local groups and entertainers.
Mainstreet Whanganui events, marketing and promotions manager Kelly Scarrow says the festival is unique in Whanganui because it is a real community effort to pull the event together.
“The Festival of Culture is a chance for people of all cultures, backgrounds, ages and interests to come together in the heart of our beautiful city, to share food, conversation, engage with one another all while having a good time.
“The Festival of Culture is organised by the community for the community to reflect and celebrate our cultural diversity within our city.”
The festival will be held Saturday, October 27, from 10am, Majestic Square.
The festival will be back for its eighth year.
Samba ao Vento drummers at last year’s Festival of Culture.