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During Multicultural Queensland Month, a variety of events and activities are held throughout the state from the far north to the south east.

There is something for everyone so we encourage you to get out and enjoy what's happening in your community. Check out the events calendar to find an event near you.

It's a great opportunity to get to know your local community and try something new.

Register your event

If you are holding an event during the month, you can now register it online. Visit the calendar to enter your event details.

Event highlights

EKKA - 7 to 15 August

The Multicultural Plaza Music Stage will once again be providing great opportunities to grab a bite to eat, relax and unwind while enjoying the talents of a diverse array of Queensland musicians. Our partnership with the Ekka in 2021 will deliver a program of great music and artists.

On Sunday, 15 August an Australian Citizenship Ceremony will be hosted on the Main Stage inside the Channel 7 Pavilion. This is a special event and an iconic way for our newest Australians to be welcomed to Queensland. The ceremony will be hosted in partnership between the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Home Affairs and the Ekka.

This event will bring together people from across the state and recognise that, while we may come from different cultures, we all love living in Queensland.

Venue: Brisbane Show Grounds, Bowen Hills.

Webinar series

Throughout August a series of FREE webinars will be held exploring topics such as racism prevention, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and gender-based violence. The webinars are proudly brought to you by the Queensland Government, Commonwealth Bank and Telstra and facilitated by the Griffith University MATE program.

The webinars will be held on:

Multicultural Queensland Awards

The Multicultural Queensland Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community.

This year the awards will recognise outstanding contributions by newly arrived Queenslanders, practical ways people have helped others find belonging, and exceptional multicultural sector efforts that demonstrate innovation and interculturalism.

Winners will be announced during MQM 2021 in August.

Regional festivals, events and music performances

Townsville Cultural Fest – 14 to 15 August

The Townsville Cultural Festival showcases the diversity of Australian music, food, arts and culture, bringing thousands of people together each year in a celebration of life. The event features over 100 performing groups who will offer a whole range of multicultural performances including folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and rock, Indigenous Australian music and dance, drum circles, fire shows, cabaret, poetry, theatre, and traditional dance groups from around the world.

Venue: James Cook University, Townsville

Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival – 27 to 28 August

Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby's signature festival taking place each August. The festival features an amazing array of multicultural food and entertainment with the unique and spectacular lantern parade being the highlight of the festival as it moves along the banks of the beautiful Myall Creek that runs through the centre of Dalby.

Venue: Myall Creek

Keep an eye out for more events as they continue appear in the events calendar in the lead up to August.