Cultural Diversity Week 2023 in Yarra

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Two Latin dancers

Celebrate and reflect on the contributions, stories and history of Yarra’s many multicultural communities.

Cultural Diversity Week is a time to acknowledge the power, influence and stories of Victoria's rich multicultural communities.

In Yarra, nearly 1 in 5 of us speak a language other than English at home and 29% of our residents were born overseas. Our cultural diversity is what makes our city so vibrant and unique - from our multicultural summer festivals to our restaurants, nightlife and arts and cultural events.

The 2023 Cultural Diversity Week theme is Our Past. Our Future: Celebrating and reflecting on the contributions of Victoria's multicultural communities. This theme invites people of all ages and backgrounds to reflect on multicultural Victoria's long history and celebrate its bright future.

Join one of our free, local events celebrating cultural diversity in Yarra


Bridges to Harmony

Friday 17 March
from 4pm to 8.30pm
Condell Reserve – Condell Street, Fitzroy

Hosted by Fitzroy Learning Network, this celebration of the Fitzroy community features live music, circus activities, market stalls and delicious food.

Carlton Harmony Day

Saturday 18 March
from 11am to 3pm
Carlton Primary School - 150 Palmerston St, Carlton

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly afternoon including guest speakers, live music, face painting, Somali weaving, Eritrean coffee, arts and crafts activities and more! Presented by Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Network.

Belgium Avenue Twilight Market

Tuesday 21 March
from 3.30pm to 5.30pm
The Gathering Place - 139 Highett Street, Richmond (opposite Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House)

Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House invites you celebrate Cultural Diversity Week at their twilight market, featuring multicultural food, music and market stalls.

Princes Hill Harmony Day

Wednesday 22 March
from 12 midday to 2pm
North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House - 20 Solly Ave, Princes Hill

Come down to the beautiful Railway Garden for North Carlton Neighbourhood House’s annual Harmony Day event. Celebrate the diversity of people in our community, their cultures, stories, and contributions, through the age-old vehicles of food and music. All are welcome!  RSVP by Monday 13 March by emailing



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