Attracting over 10,000 attendees in previous years, the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival will consist of two festivals at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the first of which is took place on the 14th and 15th of May in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr; the first Islamic holiday which celebrates the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
The second festival will take place on the 9th and 10th of July in celebration of Eid-ul-Adha; the latter of the two Islamic holidays which honors the willingness of sacrifice and giving to those in need.
This self-funding festival, executed by volunteers, is a not-for-profit community event is one of the top five events at the Adelaide Showgrounds in 2022 and aims to bind people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds together during this time of celebration.
“In hosting these festivals, we hope to continue to provide Muslims with an opportunity to feel a sense of identity and enable thousands of children to experience the enjoyment of these celebrations as part of their Australian culture,” says Mohammed Hassan, Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival’s Creative Director.
Attendees can expect a weekend filled with family-friendly entertainment with a variety of rides, clothing stalls, stage shows, sports activities, public speakers, international cuisines, a fireworks show on the Sunday night and the chance to experience the cultures of many different countries.
“Our aim is to expose Muslim culture to the wider Australian community, food and family fun, and gather a diverse attendance that directly reflects the cultural mosaic of South Australia”, says Mr Hassan.
Patrons can purchase tickets at the venue for $10 per person, or pre-purchase tickets online for $7 per person with children under five receiving free entry. An additional $35 ticket will permit unlimited rides per day.
Experience South Australia’s premier Muslim festival and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha at one of the biggest multicultural festivals in the state.
July 9-10 from 12 – 8 pm
Adelaide Showgrounds Goodwood Rd, Wayville SA 5034
$7 pp for pre-purchase tickets online
$35 pp for unlimited rides