Get ready for an explosion of cultures right here in Whitehorse to celebrate our diverse multicultural community. Expect free activities, tasty bites, cultural displays, live music and performances. Culture Fest is your opportunity to connect, participate and learn while enjoying the vibrant mix of cultures that call our community home.

The Line-Up

Discover a world of entertainment at Culture Fest's diverse line-up, where every act tells a story of culture, tradition, and celebration. 

Experience the vibrant sounds of traditional Sikh string instruments, brought to life by the talented members of the Sangat academy based at Sri Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha, Gurdwara Blackburn.

Ranjhe is an all male bhangra team based in Melbourne that aims to showcase and celebrate the richness of Punjabi culture through folk dance.

Zourouna is Melbourne's sought-after band specializing in authentic Middle Eastern, Greek and Eastern Mediterranean music. Zourouna likes to take its listeners on a cultural journey with no borders.

Tastefully combining traditional and contemporary elements to their performances with soulful singing and storytelling, Sanacori perform songs of love and longing, resistance and rebellion with passion and cheekiness - elemental traits of Italian attitude and culture.  

Yeng Gali is a reconciliation singing group aimed at bringing all people together. Some songs are sung in language or part language, including Noongar from Western Australia, Yorta Yorta from Victoria, Palawa from Tasmania.

The Greek Dancers of U3A Nunawading share the joy of Greek dance, bringing vibrant cultural performances to the stage with their lively spirit and community connection.

Things to do

Experience the diverse cultural activities at Culture Fest! Here’s what you can look forward to:  

  • Exploration: Take a guided tour of Strathdon House, wander through the captivating gardens, and explore fascinating plant information. Don't miss the exciting Flag Hunt activity! 
  • Cultural Exhibits: Dive into the beauty of Greek and Korean traditional costumes. Witness the artistry of Indian Sari Wrapping demonstrations
  • Interactive Workshops: Learn the energetic Poco Poco Dance from the community; Feel the rhythm with Korea Drumming sessions. 
  • Educational Insights: Discover Sikh beliefs and the significance of the turban. 
  • Language and Chopstick Challenge: Test your skills and learn something new while participating in our interactive challenge. 
  • Culinary Delights: Enjoy a Dumpling demonstration and sample free drinks. Browse our handicrafts for unique finds! 
  • Creative Activities for Children: Let kids express their creativity with a cultural journey craft activity, where they can decorate their own take-home backpack. 
  • Artistic Expressions: Embrace the cultural flair with free Henna and Face Painting

Join us for a day of celebration, exploration, and cultural exchange at Culture Fest! 

Event Map

waypoint map of the Culture Fest event


Accessibility and Event Inclusions:

There are a number of event inclusions and accessibility features to help support the community.

  • Accessible Viewing Area
  • Accessible Toilet: Available at the rear of the house
  • Unisex Toilets
  • Baby Change Table: Located in the accessible toilet 
  • Accessible Parking: Located on Springvale Road (service road)
  • Service Animals: Trained service and assistance animals are welcome at the event

For additional details or specific inquiries, please reach out to the Creative Whitehorse team for further information.

Getting There

Culture Fest is being held at Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct.

449/465 Springvale Rd, Forest Hill VIC 3131

Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct is well-connected by public transport, offering a few options for patrons travelling to the event.

  • Bus: Whitehorse Gardens/Springvale Rd on the 902/765 route is the closest bus station, only a short walk from the bus stop to the event site. 
  • Train: The nearest train station is Nunawading. From there you can catch Bus Route 902 down Springvale Road.
  • Tram: Springvale Rd/Burwood Hwy route 75. It is them an approx. 1.1km walk north along Springvale Road

We advise to check for changes to schedules, routes or disruptions of services before taking public transport.

Limited parking is available. We recommend walking, riding your bike, carpooling, or public transport where possible.

Cultural Diversity Week