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Maitland Riverlights Festival release event program

Maitland Riverlights Festival has unveiled the program for their weeklong multicultural celebration in October.

The program is packed with activities, performances, and workshops that showcase the rich tapestry of cultures that make up Maitland’s global community.

“The festival promises a rich tapestry of experiences, encouraging visitors to pick up their festival passport and explore The Levee’s global village,” Maitland City Council Events Officer, Beth Anastasiou said.

“Here, you can engage with diverse cultures from around the world through tantalizing tastes, vibrant music, captivating dance and interactive activities.”

The Maitland Riverlights Festival will run from the 3rd to the 7th of October 2023. You can see the full program below and head to maitlandriverlights.com.au to find out more about the event.

MAITLAND RIVERLIGHTS FESTIVAL
PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Maitland Riverlights celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences.

Pick up your passport at the festival and explore your way through The Levee’s global village where you can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures from around the world.

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Lantern making
10.00am to 1.00pm Maitland Regional Art Gallery | no bookings required | all ages

KaBoom! Kids drumming workshop
1.30pm to 2.15pm | The Levee | bookings required |all ages

KaBoom! Kids drumming workshop
2.30pm to 3.15pm | The Levee | bookings required | all ages

French story time and morning tea
10.30am to 11.30am | Maitland Library | no bookings required

Riverside lighting installation
Installation commences at sunset | Riverlink and surrounding areas

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Lantern making
10.00am to 1.00pm | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | no bookings required | all ages

Poi workshops
10.30am to 12.00pm | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | bookings required | for children aged up to 14 years

Stories of belonging – Maitland and beyond
5.30pm to 8.00pm | Evans Room Maitland Town Hall | bookings required

Riverside lighting installation
Installation commences at sunset | Riverlink and surrounding areas

Thursday 5 October 2023

Lantern making
10.00am to 1.00pm | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | no bookings required | all ages

French story time and morning tea
10.30am to 11.30am | East Maitland Library | no bookings required

KaBoom! Kids drumming workshop
1.30pm to 2.15pm | The Levee | bookings required | all ages

KaBoom! Kids drumming workshop
2.30pm to 3.15pm | The Levee | bookings required | all ages

Riverside lighting installation
Installation commences at sunset | Riverlink and surrounding areas

Friday 6 October 2023

Lantern making
10.00am to 1.00pm | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | no bookings required | all ages

Poi workshop
10.30am to 12.00pm | Maitland Regional Art Gallery | bookings required | for adults and all abilities

KaBoom! Kids drumming workshop
1.30pm to 2.30pm | The Levee

French story time and morning tea
3.00pm to 4.00pm | Thornton Library| no bookings required

Cultural games night
Good Games Maitland, shop 2/385 High St | no bookings required | all ages

Riverside lighting installation
Installation commences at sunset | Riverlink and surrounding areas

Saturday 7 October 2023

Lantern making to contribute to the lantern flotilla
12.00am to 7.00pm

World stage
12.00pm to 7.00pm

Language lounge
12.00pm to 7.30pm

Riverlights stage
12.00pm to 8.00pm

Cultural villages and Riverlights Cultural Passport
12.00pm to 9.00pm

Riverlights eatery
12.00pm to 9.00pm

Groove fusion
1.00pm to 7.45pm

Finale precision from the world stage to the riverbank
7.45pm to 8.00pm

Global kitchen
2.00pm to 7.00pm

Riverlights finale and lantern flotilla
8.15pm to 8.45pm

Fire dancing
6.45pm to 7.00pm and 8.00pm to 8.15pm

Dance workshops
1.30pm to 2.15pm and 2.30pm to 3.15pm and 3.30pm to 4.15pm | bookings required