12 OCTOBER 2019

3.00PM TO 9.00PM

Celebrating cultural diversity

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival proudly presented by Greater Bank. The event was a huge success with one of the highlights being Curious Legends leading a special lantern procession through The Levee and down the riverbank before they performed ‘The Tiger, the Holy Man and the Jackal’ out on the water.  Check out our latest gallery to see all the action.

Riverlights is truly a diverse and colourful celebration of culture through interactive stalls, dance, food, music and arts. This event really shines at night, with the popular festival parade and magical lantern flotilla featured on the Hunter River, an unforgettable experience. Entry to the festival is free.

We hope to see you at the next festival planned for Saturday 12 October 2019.

Be sure to keep up to date with information regarding the festival by checking the website regularly, or getting social via The Levee Central Maitland on Facebook.

Lantern Workshops

Make your own paper lanterns to be part of the flotilla at Riverlights.

Language Lounge

Take a seat in the Riverlights Language Lounge and learn to count in a range of languages, from Polish to Sudanese and in between.

Cultural Demonstrations

A dynamic and diverse range of song, dance and performance from a range of cultures all around the world.

Cultural Passport

Your colourful guide to the Riverlights Cultural Villages, collect your passport stamps to show where you’ve been.

Global Kitchen

See international flavours and flare come together in live cooking demonstrations inspired by local home cooking experts.

Cultural Villages

A colourful display of different cultures, featuring food tasting, craft, hair braiding, henna and more.