A festival for all

A festival for all

This Saturday evening the Riverlights Multicultural Festival, proudly presented by Greater Bank, will return to The Levee Central Maitland. I’ve always said it is one of my favourite events and that is simply because it is truly multicultural.

Riverlights is a fantastic festival of the senses, with an amazing fusion of food, unique music and obviously the incredible visual performances, it always challenges all of your senses.

As usual, Maitland Riverlights will kick off with a special citizenship ceremony, and this year we have over 60 people set to become Australian citizens. I am particularly excited to meet everyone and be part of their special day. Conducting citizenship ceremonies is important to me and to be able to do it at Maitland Riverlights makes it even more unique.

The festival will also feature representatives from over 20 cultural villages who will be sharing their heritage and traditions with attendees. There will be a language lounge, belly dancing workshops and the Riverlights Eatery will also be open for business once again in the Riverside Car Park. All this, not to mention the music, dance and performances that will be taking place at The Levee and along the riverbank.

I also want to make mention of Mitch Reese (pictured) and the team at Curious Legends who will be pulling together the Riverlights finale performance on and beside the Hunter River once again. I understand they have something special planned and if the last two events are anything to go by, we are in for a treat. The performance will be followed by the always beautiful lantern flotilla, which is sure to cap off the night brilliantly.

If you want to find out more about this great festival, visit the Maitland Riverlights website. Remember too that if you are on social, don’t forget to #maitlandriverlights and #mymaitland.