Palmerston North’s week-long Festival of Cultures 2019 is coming your way.

Opening on Saturday evening 16 March with the colourful illuminated Lantern Parade, this celebration of cultural diversity culminates with the World, Food, Craft and Music Fair on Saturday 23 March at Te Marae o Hine – The Square. Palmerston North.

Music, food, crafts, costumes, workshops and the popular “Have a Go” where festival-goers can try something from another culture, will all contribute to this magical occasion.

If you are interested in being a part of this vibrant festival event, please register your interest for a stall here, or register your interest as a performer here.

We look forward to having you join us in March 2019 for the Palmerston North Festival of Cultures.

For all inquiries please email

The Festival of Cultures is organised by Palmerston North City Council in partnership with the Manawatū Multicultural Centre and is funded from the Palmerston North City Council Contracted Event Fund, we also appreciate the strong support from our community.