Events celebrating our multicultural community

Cardinia Shire Council, with our community partners, are proud to host several big events throughout the year to celebrate our multicultural community. 

Image of the inaugural Cardinia's Refugee Festival with the Bollydazzlers Dancetroupe performing at the main stage, June 2023

Back by popular demand, you’re invited to Fusion Festival 2024 - our World Refugee Week celebrations!

The event is a free day of celebration, featuring:

  • refugee performers from around the world
  • music and dance
  • food stalls from diverse cuisines
  • youth and children space
  • opportunities to meet and learn about the work of organisations that resettle and support refugees, and much more!

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the strength, resilience, and determination of those who were forced to flee their homeland and encountered all kinds of persecutions. We acknowledge and celebrate their incredible contribution today in their new land, Australia.

Part of World Refugee Week, the event honours the courage of refugees around the world.

Fusion Festival 2024

  • 11am – 4.30pm, Saturday 22 June
  • Pakenham Hall, Corner John and Henry Street, Pakenham
  • Registration not required

Download the event flyer for more information!

African Star Dance and Drumming performing at the Cardinia’s inaugural Refugee Festival on the main stage, June 2023.

Learn about the lived experiences of refugees from some of our local community members.