The seventh Ocean St World Festival, Australia's largest free cultural event is going to take place on Easter Sunday. The current edition is expected to attract more than 50,000 people. Ocean St this time is going to showcase diverse sights, sounds, and tastes from all over the world.
The festival has always been known for celebrating cultural diversity. It is known for commemorating unity with diversity. The festival will start at 10 am and will go on till 10:00 pm. Presence of 100 artists, craft workers are expected who will be presenting their diverse art to the audience.
Local and international arts such as Tijuana Cartel and Chukale along with roving performers will also be covering the stage. samba and Maori dancers, magic shows, circus troupes, snake handlers etc will grace the show with their presence. For the kids, a mini golf cart and a roller skating are is also being set up.
According to ESOP coordinator Peggy O'Hanlon, "The best part of the event is to see people from different parts of the world smiling and working together to make this a huge success."
Famous street artist Thomas Jackson will also be seen completing his public mural masterpiece.
The festival is run by Maroochydore Revitalisation Association and expects a gain of USD 2 million to the economy. The mix-up festival will also have Bangladesh dance, Spanish Jazz, Korean drumming, Israeli music, youth performers, belly-dancing as the performance for the event.
Global jazz drummer Napoleon Revels-Bey is also scheduled to perform at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre.
Participants from more than 35 countries will be representing their cultural tradition in music, art, dress, foods, games, and crafts.
The event is being sponsored by Friends of the Library and Landmark on Main Street.