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Welcome to the Festival of Cultures 2015

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The festival of Cultures will be held from the 20st March till the 21th March 2015 in the square, Palmerston North.

This is one of the longest-standing community events in Palmerston North. This year it is promising to be as exciting and vibrant as ever. It is our city’s chance to celebrate art, culture, lifestyle and explore their connections to each other and New Zealand. The event is fully accessible to all of the community and offers a variety of mainly free entertainment, covering areas such as food, music, arts and craft, cultural talks and performances and a cultural cuisine show.

The festival will open again in 2015 with a community cultural lantern parade and concert on Friday 20 March at 6:00pm. The parade will be after dark and around the Square. This year is "The Year of The Sheep".

This event will be followed the next day on Saturday 21 March by the World Food Craft and Music Fair, 10am-4pm in The Square in the centre of Palmerston North City. Here you can enjoy all day local and national music and entertainment and cultural foods, crafts and culture. Local cultural groups from our City and a few from outside will showcase and perform dancing from their country of origin.

Our headline band this year is yet to be announced.

Also this year for the fourth time in The Square and as part of the festival we will again host a cuisine show "A Taste of Culture" - it is free and all are welcome to just drop by any time.

For more information, contact Karen Heaphy on 021 271 5862 or through this website.