Festival of Lights to bring big, bright multicultural celebration

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Fijian dancer Marge Vula
Camera IconFijian dancer Marge Vula Credit: Supplied

Dancing, street food, lantern making, sand murals, origami and a whole lot more will be on show this weekend at the 2022 Festival of Lights.

Hosted by the Midwest Multicultural Association, the event promises to take visitors around the world this Saturday with performers from Indonesia, China, Thailand, New Zealand, India, Fiji and Africa.

Several stalls and vendors will also be there providing a wide variety of activities to try and meals to enjoy, such as French, Thai and Mexican food.

Midwest Multicultural Association president Tom Mwangi said the festival took the hard work of many people to pull off, but it was all worth it to celebrate Geraldton’s many cultural communities.

“The community groups are to be commended for their willingness, time and effort which they have put into preparing for their performances for this festival,” Mr Mwangi said.

“From dance studios to cultural groups, volunteering their time to share their cultures, we are forever grateful and say thank you.”

The Festival of Lights will run from 4pm to 8.30 on Saturday, November 5 at the Stow Gardens.

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