The festival’s family day from 10.30am to 4.30pm, is a cultural goldmine, showcasing the best in Indonesian entertainment, cuisine, tourism and art. It will feature workshops throughout the day to awaken the senses, from culinary delights to traditional and modern dance.
Delicious Indonesian food vendors and vibrant retail and information stalls will give attendees a real Indonesian experience. Tourism will be a highlight with delegations from the Indonesian Ministry for Tourism and the Creative Economy and the province of North Sulawesi available to advise on the ultimate Indonesian holiday experience.
Children also will be treated to a variety of cultural games and activities.
Deane Edgecombe, INDOfest executive director and SA’s Indonesian honorary consul, hopes that in its seventh year, the family day will be the festival’s biggest yet, topping last year’s turn-out of 20,000.
“A lot of planning has gone into the family day as the centrepiece of the festival program to provide great fun and enjoyment for the whole community,” he said.
INDOfest, held annually in Adelaide, is Australia’s largest Indonesian festival and is hosted by the non-profit Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia. Flinders University is the presenting partner.
Among what’s on offer at the family day will be the raffling of special Indonesian holiday prizes.
Finalists’ works in the INDOfest inaugural Invitation Art Award will be exhibited at the Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, North Terrace, from April 11 to May 9. The award, in collaboration with Nexus and Art Gallery of SA, drew 117 entries and over 300 images from Indonesian and Australian professional artists.