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What’s On Cardinia Festival to showcase art, creatives and businesses

Published: 13 September 2021

Planning is in full swing for Cardinia Shire’s first What’s On Cardinia Festival.  

The month-long festival will celebrate all things Cardinia Shire, designed to showcase local art, creatives and businesses to our community and the wider region. 

The festival will promote local artists/creatives to perform and display in venues and businesses around the Shire including the Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham and the Hills Hub in Emerald. 

Once restrictions have eased, the festival will begin; however, the planning is well underway.  

We are seeking to engage with local creatives who want to be part of the What’s on Cardinia Festival and match them with local business via EOI’s which can be found at the link listed below.  

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Brett Owen is encouraging businesses and local creatives to put their hand up to be involved in our What’s On Cardinia Festival.  

“This has been an incredibly challenging year for not only our businesses but also our local creatives and this upcoming festival is one-way council can help to bring the community together,” Cr Owen said.  

“Whether you are a musician who wants to play a gig, a visual artist who wants to exhibit or a business who would like to welcome a creative into your venue, we want to hear from you.  

“What’s On Cardinia Festival will be a showcase of all things Cardinia Shire and an opportunity for us to reconnect as the vibrant community which we are.” 

“I encourage businesses and creatives to jump online and sign up to be part of this amazing festival.” 

For more and to register an EOI, visit 

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