April 2024

Adelaide’s Multicultural Eid Festival set to draw record crowds this month

The Multicultural Eid Festival is back this month with with a focus on multicultural cuisine, live entertainment, rides and interactive activities.

Adelaide’s biggest multicultural festival is set to expand this year, promising an unforgettable experience for families from all walks of life.

The Multicultural Eid Festival, slated to take place at the Adelaide Showgrounds this April 27th and 28th, is expected to draw in a crowd of up to 20,000 patrons over the course of the weekend.

The brainchild behind this vibrant celebration, Mohammed Hassan, the Creative Director of the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival, emphasises the inclusive nature of the event.

“The Eid Festival highlights an important cultural element of Adelaide’s community and allows those of Muslim faith to embrace both Islamic and Australian culture,” Mohammed states.

“For those who aren’t Muslim, it allows us a chance to showcase our culture through food and experiences during the festival – everyone is welcome!”

With affordability in mind, organisers have structured the event to cater to families. Children under five can enjoy the festivities for free, while adult entry is priced at $10, with a reduced rate of $7.50 for children aged 5 to 13.

For thrill-seekers and ride enthusiasts, there’s the option to purchase an unlimited ride pass in advance for $40, or opt for on-the-day purchase at $45. The pass grants access to an array of attractions, including the iconic Ferris Wheel, the adrenaline-pumping Hurricane, the whimsical Wacky Shack, and the thrilling Dragon rides. For younger ones there’s also the super slide and teacup ride.

The festival will have so many entertainment options with Sunday night getting a dazzling fireworks display, while interactive sessions with sporting clubs offer a chance for patrons to engage in some healthy fun. Sideshow games, showbags, stage performances, a petting zoo, a rock-climbing wall, and even camel rides are just some of the additional activities on offer.

A highlight of the festival undoubtedly lies in its diverse food offerings. More than 20 food stalls will be available, ranging from Turkish and Bosnian to Syrian, Greek, Italian, Palestinian, and Indian, among others.

This diversity is deeply intertwined with Eid, or The Festival of Sweets, a significant aspect of Eid-al-Fitr, where celebrants partake in prayers of happiness and break their fast after the month-long Ramadan practice.

Notably, the Multicultural Eid Festival is being self-funded and executed by volunteers as a not-for-profit endeavour. It shows the commitment of Adelaide’s diverse community to foster unity and understanding through shared experiences and celebrations.

The Multicultural Eid Festival
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds
When: 27th and 28th April, Gates open at 12pm and close at 7pm.
Prices: Under 5 FREE
5 – 13 $7.50
Adult $10
Tickets: Click here

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