Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

Dates: 26 - 27 April 2014

Address: Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9314 5147  |  Fax: 03 9314 2006  

Email: info@bliav.org.au
Web: buddhaday.org.au

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival is a truly unique annual event which celebrates Melbourne's diverse multicultural society.

Running over two days, the Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival begins in the heart of Melbourne, at Federation Square.

The Festival commemorates the birth of the Buddha, one of the most significant days of the Buddhist calendar, and highlights and promotes cooperation, community understanding and harmony in our inclusive and culturally diverse community.

The Festival incorporates the traditions of Buddhist ceremony including the 'Bathing of the Buddha', daily Dharma ceremonies, the Wishing Bell and traditional incense offerings; a vegetarian culinary tour of Asia along the River Terrace and cooking demonstrations; cultural dance and performances from around the globe; cultural demonstrations in BMW Edge; music; art and craft, community service groups providing information and assistance; and special activities and programs for children at ArtPlay.

A festival for the mind, body and spirit.

Content: Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival


This is a free event.


  • Ambulance
  • Car park
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Entertainment
  • First aid equipment
  • Medical facilities
  • Public telephone

Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday
Please refer to website for full program details

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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