CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ORGANISATION INC.
City of Sydney Children's Festival 2023
SYDNEY CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2023
Kids will be the centre of attention in the centre of Sydney.
Children from all over Sydney will bring their talent and their culture to
Darling Harbour on Sunday March 12 to share with the whole community at the Sydney Children’s Festival 2023.
The festival at Tumbalong Park will run from 11am to 5pm with a full programme of song and dance and games.
A highlight of the day is the spectacular Children’s parade in cultural costumes from around the world.
The on-stage programme is likely to include performances from many cultures including Bosnian, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Nepalese, Scottish, Sikh, Sri Lankan, Thai, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and some multicultural dance groups.
The founding President of the Festival, Mr Thuat Nguyen AM, today welcomed the families of Sydney to bring their children to participate and enjoy this festival which is made for them.
“We have already staged 37 events in Bankstown, Canterbury, Marrickville, Campbelltown and Sydney, attracting over a quarter of a million participants.
“We missed a few festivals due to Covid, but we bounced back better than ever in 2022 with two wonderful festivals in Sydney and Revesby.
“The participation of a good number of schools and youth groups from various cultural backgrounds following the worst of the pandemic and the continuing enthusiastic participation of multiple groups, despite the current complicated world situation, clearly demonstrates the Children’s Festival’s success in building community harmony, in line with its motto: “Playing together and Living in Harmony”
“This is our 25th year of promoting harmony in our multicultural society and we would like everyone to join in our celebration of that achievement.
“We look forward to seeing hundreds of children enjoying themselves in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, on Sunday March the 12th”, he said.
The festival will be officially opened by the NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure MP.
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MESSAGE of support
MESSAGE FROM THE HON. DOMINIC PERROTTET MP
Premier of New South Wales
I would like to extend my heartfelt best wishes to everyone attending the Sydney Children’s Festival at Darling Harbour – you are in for a real treat!
For nearly a quarter of a century, the Children’s Festival has brought our diverse communities together in harmony, while inviting children and families to celebrate their cultural heritage with pride.
MESSAGE FROM THE HON. MARK COURE MP
Minister for Multiculturalism
Happy Children's Festival to everyone participating in this year’s wonderful celebration at Darling Harbour!
Over the past 24 years, this long-standing festival has been the personification of our state's incredible diversity. Many families have worked tirelessly over the past few months making costumes and rehearsing dances and songs for this fun-filled family day.
MESSAGE FROM JIHAD DIB MP
Shadow Minister for Emergency Services | Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change
I would like to extend my warm congratulations to the team and management at Children's Festival Organisation for the Sydney Children's Festival 2023
This celebration highlights the generous contribution the Children's Festival has made to our proud multicultural society. I would like to congratulate the organisation on celebrating the 25th anniversary since the first Festival. This is an amazing achievement and milestone everyone in our community should be proud of.
MESSAGE FROM CLOVER MOORE
Lord Mayor of Sydney
On behalf of the City of Sydney, I would like to welcome participants and volunteers to Children’s Festival 2023.
The City of Sydney is home to people from many backgrounds, including people from more than 200 different nationalities. The diversity of our community has shaped the city’s history and continues to make Sydney a more exciting and dynamic place to live, work and visit.
MESSAGE FROM ALEX GREENWICH MP
Member for Sydney
Congratulations to organisers of the Sydney Children’s Festival being held again at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour on Sunday 12 March.
I’m pleased that the Sydney Children’s Festival continues your practical efforts to build a tolerant and inclusive society. I share your goal of creating a welcoming and inclusive society and strongly support activities that build acceptance, diversity and inclusion. I’m proud to represent the tolerant and vibrant Sydney electorate where these values are strong.
MESSAGE FROM JOSEPH LA POSTA
Chief Executive Officer Multicultural NSW
...This festival, now in its 25th year, is remarkable for bringing children from different ancestries together to celebrate the cultural diversity of New South Wales and contributes to fostering understanding and community harmony from an early age. Most importantly, it gives youngsters taking part a chance to laugh together and have fun while learning from each other about their heritage and traditions.