Celebrating rich cultural diversity

Moonah Taste of the World Festival is Southern Tasmania’s most popular multicultural festival. The event is a joyous opportunity to showcase Tasmania’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The festival builds the capacity of these vibrant communities within Glenorchy, boosts community pride and promotes understanding and embracing of diversity.

This year, Moonah Taste of the World Festival takes on an exciting new flavour. To keep the festival safe, fun, and inclusive, Council is developing a program of events and activities across Harmony Week (March 15th-21st).

Council is currently working on a program for 7 days of small events and activities around Moonah, these will include activities and events at a range of indoor and outdoor venues. For 2021, these smaller COVID-19 safe events will replace the large, one-day event of previous years. Events will be held mainly at the Moonah Arts Centre and the Multicultural Hub in Moonah.

The festival is made up of an array of amazing stories and even though the event format will be different this year, the main objectives of the festival remains: to provide a platform and support for the multicultural community to share their diverse stories through food, performance and participation.

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.

Moonah Taste of the World Festival is a joyous opportunity to showcase Tasmania’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The festival aims to build the capacity of these vibrant communities within Glenorchy, boost community pride and promote understanding and embracing of diversity.

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.