13 October 2018

3.00pm to 9.00pm



Riverlights Multicultural Festival is back for a second time this year on 13 October 2018.

Riverlights is 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.

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.


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.

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