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PerformersCulture Galore Festival

Culture Galore is an outdoor multicultural festival held each March at Ray Blank Park, in Ilam. This page gives a brief history of the event and links to this year’s festival information.

2014 Festival cancelled

Culture Galore was scheduled for 12pm to 4pm, Saturday 8 March at Ray Blank Park. A Community Recreation Advisor reports the park is too sodden to allow vehicle access and vehicles could also cause major damage to the fields which are used for soccer over the winter.

Images of Culture Galore

View images of Culture Galore on the library’s Flickr photostream.

About the festival

Culture Galore celebrates our city’s diversity with food, art, crafts and music and dance performances from more than 50 cultures who call Christchurch home. The event takes place in the lead-up to Race Relations Day on 21 March.

Culture Galore is organised by Christchurch City Council Recreation Unit staff, and is funded by the Fendalton/Waimairi and Riccarton/Wigram Community Boards.

Performances and activities

Cultural performances and demonstrations, ethnic food stalls, arts and crafts for sale and fun activities for the whole family.

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