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The National Multicultural Festival will now represent Canberra at the National Tourism Awards.

27 November 2023

The National Multicultural Festival won the Major Festivals and Events category at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards during a ceremony on 24 November.

The hosts of the 2023 festival were congratulated for attracting a record-breaking crowd of 380,000 people in February.

The National Multicultural Festival will now represent Canberra at the National Tourism Awards in Darwin early next year.

The Multicultural Festival unites 170 cultures and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

The award affirms Canberra’s position as a proudly welcoming and inclusive city, and its success is an example of ACT Government and community working together.

The Canberra Region Tourism award recognised the National Multicultural Festival for creating economic impact, increasing visitor numbers to the ACT and community participation in delivering the festival.

It’s not the first award for the festival this year, with a previous win in the Best Community Event category at the Australian Event Awards in September.

This award recognised the benefits of an event in building communities and community engagement.

Planning is well underway for the next National Multicultural Festival that will be held from Friday 16 February to Sunday 18 February 2024.


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