Multicultural Moreton Bay

Published 13 August 2019

Columbian dancers performing at last year's Fiesta

G’day! Hello! Kumusta! Wunya! Talofa! مرحبا        

Did you know we live in one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country with one in every four Moreton Bay Region residents born overseas? 

Our community represents more than 180 nationalities and speaks 157 different languages. In the year ending June 2019, we welcomed more than 1050 new Australian citizens to the Moreton Bay region.

Multicultural Queensland Month, held annually in August provides an opportunity to and promote community awareness of the diverse cultures of our region through the sharing of knowledge, tradition, food, music, sport and art. Council is supporting a number of activities and events in August and September to celebrate our multicultural region.

Maori Weaving Workshops
Join Maori weaving artist Margret Leathart at a hands-on workshops introducing the concepts and techniques of traditional and contemporary Maori weaving (utilising fibre, flax and other mediums). 

Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta 
Celebrating 20 years in 2019, don’t miss this showcase of cultural talent,  food, dancing and entertainment at Pine Rivers Park on Saturday 31 August from 1pm to 6pm.

Harvest Moon Festival 
The Harvest Moon Festival is one of the most important festivals for Southeast Asia countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan. Enjoy performances, a lantern contest, stalls, moon cakes, fashion show, delicious food and so much more at Pine Rivers Park on Sunday 22 September from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

If you’d like to indulge your thirst for knowledge and learning a little further, visit your local library where you can access books and materials in 25 different languages. Check out their new collection and language resources.