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National Multicultural Festival

The highlight of the cultural calendar of Australia's capital city is the 10-day extravaganza of entertainment and art, which makes up the annual National Multicultural Festival starting on the first Friday of every February. The festival launches with a huge concert which is followed on the succeeding ten days by a wide variety of exhibitions, open air markets, music performances, theatre, dance and numerous other events organised by all manner of businesses, organisations and diplomatic missions. The festival's focus, as the name indicates, is on multiculturalism, featuring a variety of artists from different cultures and highlighting exhibitions on various topics featuring different cultures represented in Australia.

Venue: Various throughout Canberra

Date: 2013 dates TBA

Website: www.multiculturalfestival.com.au