A range of entertainment, food, stalls and craft will be celebrated at the Gladstone Multicultural Festival on Sunday.
A range of entertainment, food, stalls and craft will be celebrated at the Gladstone Multicultural Festival on Sunday. Chrissy Harris

Keen to make food fest bigger

FORGET the passport; entry will be free on Sunday to take your own leisurely journey around the world.

The local region will celebrate its rich multicultural links with the hosting of the tenth annual Gladstone Multicultural Festival.

On display at the Gladstone Marina from 10am to 3pm will be a myriad of nations who will share with the community their food, culture, craft, dance and song.

Hosted by the Gladstone Multicultural Association Inc, the festival is expected to attract more than 6000 people looking to get a cultural craving fix without stepping foot out of the region.

Association president Peter O'Dwyer said it was becoming extremely hard to make the event an even bigger and better success than previous years.

Mr O'Dwyer said the festival was run by volunteers and its success was through their hard work and dedication.

“We are inviting the community to come take a stroll around the world at this year's festival,” Mr O'Dwyer said.

A huge program of events is planned, ranging from food and craft stalls to camel and carnival rides for the children.

Two stages of entertainment will be operating from the Marina main stage and the food court, and will include performances by Wallsuma de los Andes and the Dhamaka Bollywood Dancers.

Or you could tempt your tastebuds with the huge variety of ethnic food on offer ranging from Dutch, French and Indonesian to Spanish, German and South African cuisine.



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