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Festival of Cultures is back for 2021!

Palmerston North will again come to life as we celebrate the people and cultures of our city.

  • Lantern Parade – Lights and Lanterns | Friday 26 February 2021
  • World Fair | Saturday 27 February 2021
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Applications invited from stallholders and performers

If you want to be a part of this special event on our annual calendar, apply below.

Contact for enquiries

Got questions? Email our events team at

*Please note, this programme of events is subject to Covid-19 alert levels. Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date information.