Cultural Treasures on display at colourful festival

If you fancy munching on Turkish gozleme, tapping your feet to Flamenco music or creating your very own piñata, the Lake Illawarra foreshore is the place for you later this month.

Shellharbour City Council invites the whole community to celebrate Cultural Treasures, a multicultural festival on Saturday 25 March.

The event will see part of Reddall Reserve transformed into a global kitchen with delicious food from around the world including Sri Lanka, Spain, Vietnam, Turkey, Hawaii and Japan.

Stunning Brazilian dancers will take to the stage, along with dramatic Spanish Flamenco artists, Chinese Lion dancers and more.

There will be free weaving and craft workshops, as well as lantern making and a story tent.

Mayor Marianne Saliba said a key feature of the festival will be the I'll eat with you table – a long table where people of all backgrounds can sit and enjoy a meal together.

“Our city has such a rich cultural heritage, and Cultural Treasures is an exciting opportunity to bring many diverse groups together and celebrate everything we share in Shellharbour City,” she said.

“This event is part of Council’s Love Shellharbour campaign and a reminder to us all to appreciate what our city offers – regardless of whether we’ve just arrived or our family has been here for generations.”

Cultural Treasures will run from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday 25 March, ending with a fireworks finale.