Global fun coming to Box Hill

March 10, 2015 by  

Box Hill will be a riot of colour and music later this month, with the annual Global Fiesta being held.

The event is run by Whitehorse City Council and celebrates the diversity of the area’s cultural heritage, as well as marking Harmony Day.

During the fiesta, there will be a smoking ceremony performed by the Wurundjeri Tribe and performances by a number of cultural groups from around the City of Whitehorse on the main stage, as well as the headline act – Melbourne-based reggae band Jaspora.

Several community groups and public services will have stands at the event, including Victoria Police and Yarra Valley Water, and food trucks will be offering dishes from around the world.

Children can collect a fiesta passport, which they can have stamped after they take part in traditional activities, including Japanese games, as well as enjoying face painting and the jumping castle.

Popular television characters Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego will also be making several appearances throughout the day, and will be posing for photographs.

Visitors should look out for poster printing advertising the different stalls and activities during the afternoon.

The event will be held in Box Hill Gardens, so Box Hill South residents might like to consider walking or cycling to the fiesta as a family.

The fiesta will take place on Sunday, March 15th from midday to 5pm.