The festival kicks off with Ethkick, a free six-aside football tournament at Central Energy Trust Arena with 40 teams taking part.
Carrom Making Workshop
Come along and build your own Carrom, a fun board game very popular in India and Nepal. Spaces are limited! Register your interest by email to email@example.com.
The Square will light up once again for the colourful and exciting lantern parade. Come and celebrate the Year of the Rat with food trucks, live music and giant lanterns made by members of the community and the Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre. Interested in making your own lantern? See the workshop schedule here.
Brazilian Kids' Carnival
Join the Palmeirinhos to celebrate Rio's carnival the Palmy way! Costumes, batucada, parade, music and fun!
Teas of the World
Experience the culture and tradition of tea drinking from different parts of the world.
Tai Chi in the Square
Come and learn traditional Tai Chi, an ancient martial arts technique. This event is proudly brought to you by the Chinese Cultural Centre New Zealand.
Meet the Students of IPU
IPU students will share their cultures with you. There will be henna, Rangoli, face painting, caligraphy and more!
IPU Kodama Drum Team Workshop
Come and learn traditional Japanese drumming with the amazing IPU Kodama Drum Team. Watch or have a go. Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Holi Festival of Colours
Friday 6 March, 6pm to 9pm at Hardie Street Reserve
Party with coloured powder, Holi-style, down by the Manawatū River with music, food, and games. Holi festival, also known as the Festival of Colours and the Festival of Love, originated as a traditional Hindu festival. Throwing coloured powder over each other is a visual representation of putting aside differences and sharing the moment as one.
Coloured powder is available to buy at the event for $1 a bag (cash only). Old clothes and shoes advised.
World Fair Day
Saturday 7 March, 10am to 4pm
Wrap up our week of fabulous festival fun in style! We've got cultural arts and crafts, performances and, of course, delicious world cuisines, so join us in the Square and celebrate the beautifully diverse cultural identity of our city. With local and international performers, more than 100 food and craft stalls as well as a “have a go” tent, there'll be plenty for all the family.