Celebrating rich cultural diversity

Moonah Taste of the World Festival is Southern Tasmania’s largest multicultural event, celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Southern Tasmania. Festival highlights include authentic culinary delights from around the world and extraordinary world music and dance. Performances showcase a stunning range of colourful costumes, art, and culture.

A showcase of cultural diversity at its best – an opportunity to showcase Southern Tasmania’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities and celebrate the skills of community members through hands-on demonstrations, displays, crafts and cultural activities.

Components

Taste of the World – an exciting mix of community and commercial food stalls. Multicultural communities are able to share the unique tastes of their homeland with the broader community and celebrate their heritage. Local businesses have the opportunity to share their produce and promote dining destinations within Glenorchy.

World Entertainment – an entertainment program across two stages which incorporates a number of unique cultural performances from local, interstate and national musicians and dance groups. Audiences have the opportunity to experience and participate through an ecclectic range of performances and workshops.

A showcase of cultural diversity at its best – an opportunity to showcase the cultures of Southern Tasmania’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities and celebrate the skills of community members through hands-on demonstrations, displays, crafts and cultural activities.

History

The Festival was held for the first time in 2011, put together by a partnership between Glenorchy City Council, Council’s Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee and Moonah Promotions.

The Festival was established with the aims of building the capacity of culturally diverse communities within Glenorchy, promoting acceptance and understanding of diversity and increasing community pride.

The first Moonah Taste of the World Festival was held in a Moonah carpark as a one-off event, but due to its popularity and success it is now an annual celebration and has grown into Southern Tasmania’s largest multicultural event.

Moonah Taste of the World Festival is produced by the Major Events and Arts and Culture teams at Glenorchy City Council.