Welcome to the 2018 Festival of Cultures.

The Festival of Cultures is one of the longest-standing community events in Palmerston North. This year, we promise it will as exciting and vibrant as ever.

It’s our chance to celebrate art, culture and lifestyle, and explore their connections to each other and our local community.
2018 Festival of Cultures will open on Saturday 17 March with the Lantern Parade and a programme of events will run through to  the main World Food, Craft & Music Fair on Saturday 24 March.

Click here to download the complete event programme.

Click here for a stallholder map for World Food, Craft and Music Fair.


Make sure your diary is marked for this event – it is one not to be missed.
The Festival of Cultures is organised by Palmerston North City Council in partnership with the Manawatu Multicultural Centre and is funded from the Palmerston North City Council Contracted Event Fund, we also appreciate the strong support from our community