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Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival returns to delight

Published: 30 October 2019

Albert-Eden Schools Cultural Festival is a highlight of the year not only for the parents but for the entire community to celebrate and enjoy a fun event with the whole family.

24 schools are participating in the festival this year and approximately 8000 people are expected to attend the event at Albert-Eden’s Rocket Park. The day is funded by Albert-Eden Local Board.

There will be two stages with back-to-back performances of Kapahaka, Pasifika dancing and drumming, Scottish Highland dancing, Bollywood dancing, and even a K-Pop group.

Activities such as a Bike Track hosted by Auckland Transport, the Auckland Libraries Bus, giant Jenga, a bouncy castle, and a building activity hosted by YMCA Camps will keep the whole family entertained. There will also be food trucks featuring international cuisine and bake sales hosted by schools and community groups.

“This is an exciting annual event for everyone involved, and we’re looking forward to welcoming the community for a day of culture, food and fun,” says Debra Bellon, Community Development Manager at the Mt Albert Community and Leisure Centre and the co-ordinator for the event.

How to get there

Parking will be very limited, so participants are encouraged to cycle or walk to the event, and AT will be providing a bike valet service. The bus stops just a few meters away, and the Baldwin Train Station is also within easy walking distance.

The top five activities families can enjoy throughout the day:

Watch kids perform

Watch students show off their talents in cultural performances from all over the world – from Kapahaka to Scottish Highland dancing.

Sample food from around the world

Grab lunch or coffee from international food trucks – dumplings, tacos, and more.

Kids can also jump in the bouncy castle

Kids can jump in the bouncy castle, play giant games, or do camp crafts with YMCA.

Kids can ride a bike around the track

Thanks to support from Auckland Transport. 

People can relax in the library corner

Chill out with books, colouring-in, stories and games from the Auckland Libraries Mobile Book Bus.

Event details: Saturday 23 November 2019, 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM at Rocket Park, 773 New North Rd, Mt Albert

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