CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL ORGANISATION INC.
MACARTHUR MULTICULTURAL Children's Festival 2023
Kids in the Southwest come out to play as Children’s Festival Returns
18 April 2023
Local families can look forward to a fun day out full of colourful cultural items, activities and food as the Macarthur Multicultural Children’s Festival returns to Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown, on Sunday 7 May from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Campbelltown Citizen of the Year and Festival director Brian Laul said that this Festival is a true celebration of the vibrant cultural diversity of the Macarthur region.
“Staged by a committee of local community leaders with the support and backing of the Children’s Festival Organisation, this festival is an excellent opportunity to bring us together to celebrate our community’s most treasured assets: multiculturalism and our children", Mr Laul said.
From Scottish Sword Dance to Maori Hakka to Punjabi Bhangra and Columbian Salsa, children of all cultures will come together to have fun, understand other cultures, show off their talents and their cultural specialities on the main stage and sample varieties of food from around the globe.
A Festival highlight will be groups of children marching in a grand parade through Koshigaya Park in their colourful cultural costumes. Community groups will also proudly share their culture through on-site activity stalls.
Entry to the Festival is free and given the fact that so many families are doing it tough in the current economic situation, most activity stalls are by gold coin donation.
Visitors will be given a Festival Passport that sets them off on an exciting trail of discovery through activities from various countries of the world.
The Children’s Festival Organisation, founded by Thuat Nguyen AM, has an impeccable record of organising 38 Children’s Festivals in Bankstown, Canterbury, Marrickville, Campbelltown and Sydney, attracting over a quarter of a million participants. This is the 39th Children’s Festival.
“This year we are celebrating our 25th year of promoting harmony in our multicultural society and we would like everyone to join in our celebration of that achievement", Mr Nguyen said.
“We believe that children are the foundation of our society and if children grew up in harmony and with tolerance of all other cultures, we will be an impeccable nation.
“Through participation from various community groups, language and mainstream schools, the Festival aims at building peace and cohesion across our multicultural society and inspiring people with a wonderful vision of a vibrant, diverse and harmonious community” he said.
“We look forward to seeing hundreds of children enjoying themselves in Koshigaya Park, corner of Camden Rd and Hurley St, Campbelltown, on Sunday May the 7th”, he said.