The largest refugee festival in Australia is back for another year, with guests expected to gather for the delicious food and great entertainment at Annerley Soccer Club Fields.
World Refugee Day will be celebrated at Annerley Soccer Club Fields on Sunday 22 June with markets and entertainment,
The sixth annual festival, expected to attract over 15,000 people again, will mark the iconic day by bringing together Brisbane’s diverse communities to promote understanding, harmony, respect and admiration for refugees.
The World Refugee Day Community Festival will be celebrated with a massive music and dance program promoting local artists, live cooking demonstrations, camel rides, an animal petting zoo, wildlife presentation and a host of rides – a day fit for the entire family.
Multicultural Development Association (MDA) CEO Ms Kerrin Benson says the festival is focused on promoting the message that refugees and migrants are welcome in Australia.
“It’s amazing to see the massive numbers of people from non multicultural communities coming out to show their support for refugees. Families, young people, older people…these numbers keep getting bigger every year,” says Benson.
“We see everyday the overwhelming support that exists in the community for refugees and asylum seekers and the festival provides a wonderful public display of that affection.
“The festival offers a unique opportunity for people from all walks of life in our community to come down and experience first hand the unique contributions that former refugees are making to virtually every aspect of our cultural, creative, sporting, economic and civic fabric here in Brisbane and Queensland.”
The festival is a free event and everyone is welcome.
What: World Refugee Day Community Festival
Where: Annerley Soccer Club Fields, Ridge and Juliette Streets, Annerley.
When: 9am – 5pm, Sunday 22 June.
More information: on the MDA website.