Tropical Wave Festival


Date: September 2014  (TBA)

Time: 10am – 10pm

Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

( Festival Application PDF Forms  TWF Info Package 2 )

More than 40 Cultural Communities - almost 500 people, from children to seniors - take part in CAIRNS Tropical Wave Cultural Festival, either as participants, and performers, volunteers, food stall vendors and in many other roles. The Multicultural Festival sees thousands of people from all walks of life, enjoying the day/night event.

We received significant financial support from Multicultural Affairs Queensland Government and from Cairns Regional Council, and generous in-kind support from Inner City Precinct (Cairns Council), Migrant Settlement Services, and Flexible Learning Centre, we also acknowledge the support we have received from the Media, in particular ABC Radio, Zinc Rock, and 89.1 Cairns Community Radio Station.  Special thanks to Council’s Environmental Health Unit and its Inner City Precinct Facilities staff.

CARMA would especially like to thank the many volunteers who give untold hours of their time to put on Tropical Wave Cultural Festival.  We hope the public continue to enjoy the cultural show and feasting - Several hundred people attend Tropical Wave Multicultural Festival, which continues to grow each year.

Tropical Wave Cultural Festival is an independent, community-based event run by community volunteers for the benefit of the community based on strong participation by multicultural communities.

The community owns, organise and produce Tropical Wave Cultural Festival for the entire Cairns and region. It is a showcase for the many cultures that now call Cairns home.

Cairns And Region Multicultural Association operated by community, for community.

Entertainment - traditional and contemporary; Several Hours of traditional and contemporary performances from around the world. Single performances to groups of up to 40 people performing traditional cultural music and dance.

Food stalls from different culture, Children's workshops, Craft demonstrations, Community stalls, Government and Information stalls.

Enjoy the tastes from the international food stands, browse the traditional arts & craft stalls, or get involved in the children's workshops and cultural displays.

Tropical Wave Cultural Festival is a chance to explore, expose and celebrate Far North Queensland's rich and diverse cultural and contemporary background. The festival aims to highlight and strengthen the fabrics of culture; maintaining, developing, and enhancing our cultural identity.

All while enjoying the art, craft, music, song, dance, story-telling, workshops, demonstrations and food of our diverse region. eg; Bhutan, Japan, Balinese, Chinese, Polish, Croatian, Dutch ,German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Cook Island, Korean, Maori, PNG, Irish, Scottish, Tibetan, Russian ,Ukrainian, South American, Serbian, Indian, Scandinavian, Samoan, Sri Lankan, Filipino, Tongan, Papuan Community and more.