Haldon Street Festival
Dates & Times
Visit the official Haldon Street Website at http://www.haldonstreetfestival.com.au
The Haldon Street Festival has developed to become a landmark event for our local businesses, residents and visitors. This festival continues to bring our community together in a vivacious celebration that promotes Lakemba. Local residents and visitors come together to celebrate community harmony and the theme of the festival - 'Respect, Unity & Peace'.
The festival draws approximately 25,000 people to the heart of Lakemba's Town Centre, Haldon Street. It's here where audiences experience the ambiance of unique international cuisines, diverse cultures and great community spirit in a fun filled atmosphere.
Haldon Street transforms into an Arabian Bazzare and is closed to provide open space for pedestrian traffic, dining, roving entertainment, free amusement rides and over 60 stalls full of international and gourmet food, merchandise, jewelry and produce.
A key aspect of the festival is our exuberant Street Parade. Over 150 participants make up this scenic performance initiating the festivities with a multitude of rhythms, floats and colour from Arabian, African, Indian, Chinese and Islander backgrounds. These cultures depict a few of many nationalities in our community. Our annual multicultural street parade entices audiences to Haldon Street for an early start to experience and cheer on the wonderful talents on show from our local entertainers, schools, bands, community groups, and emergency service organisations.
Entertainment for the whole family
Audiences are enthralled by the entertainment available from two stages. The main stage is located at the top end of Haldon Street showcasing a brilliant array of professional multicultural performances throughout the day. The second stage incorporates performances from our local talent and youth orientated groups. Having two stages enables us to provide appropriate entertainment to cater to all members of the family and allow sufficient coverage for our sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are available
The festival offers an unparalleled opportunity for sponsors to be exposed to a captive audience through promotions including flyer distribution to 55,000 local households, ethnic media advertising - print and audio, banners at major intersections throughout the City of Canterbury, metropolitan print and radio campaign.
For sponsors, this is a great opportunity to target your products to our diverse community - specifically Lebanese, Korean, Chinese and Arabic backgrounds.
Aims and objectives of the festival
- To develop and encourage community harmony within Lakemba and surrounding suburbs in the City of Canterbury.
- To allow various community groups and local business to meet and discuss their neighborhood and how best to promote it.
- To give local schools, performing arts and community groups an opportunity to showcase their unique talents in our street parade and on our community performance stage.
- To give our local residents and visitors an entertaining day out for all the family. This is a free event and many disadvantaged local residents appreciate this.
- To promote community spirit by helping each other, pooling resources and creating a sense of community.
We can all learn from one another and share experiences, that's what the Haldon Street Festival is all about, coming together to celebrate our diversity.
Cost & Bookings
Free Community Event
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