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Riverlights Multicultural Festival celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences on Saturday 8 October.

Riverlights will transform The Levee, Central Maitland into a global village. 

Visitors can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated and activities such as live music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations.

Thank you to our sponsors, Greater Bank, Destination NSW, 2NURFM and Newcastle Airport for their support of this event. 

We look forward to celebrating Riverlights as a community again this year.

Cultural Villages

The heart of the festival and an essential stop off to taste traditional food, learn more about each culture and immerse yourself with interactive experiences.

Global Kitchen

Learn all of the best authentic cooking tips and tricks featuring different flavours from around the globe with a range of expert presenters to guide you all the way.

Language Lounge

Join in the fun at the Language Lounge where you will have the opportunity to learn songs, numbers, alphabet, greetings and more in over seven different languages.


Get ready to dance the night away to a jam packed program spanning across for both the World and Riverlights Stages.

Cultural Passport

Be sure to collect your Cultural Passport on the way in. The kids will especially love collecting stamps from each cultural village.

Stay in Maitland

There is so much to see and do in Maitland, and what better time to make a weekend of it than when visiting Riverlights Multicultural Festival.