Macarthur Multicultural Children's Festival expected to draw huge crowd

Gather the kids - one of last year's most popular children's events is back this month.

The Macarthur Multicultural Children's Festival will make its return at Koshigaya Park on Sunday, August 25.

Festival director Brian Laul said the event was a great way to bring the Macarthur community together and highlight the importance of cultural diversity.

He said the success of last year proved that there was a place for this kind of festival in Macarthur.

"When you have 60-odd community groups coming together to work on something like this, that's always a good sign," Mr Laul said.

"We want the kids to come along, meet new people and make new friends.

"There's something so powerful about people of different cultures working together - it breaks down division in later life, and division is dumb."

Mr Laul said the event would feature a smorgasbord of exciting things to keep the kids entertained.

"It's a full day of hands-on activities," he said.

"And the stage will be filled with entertainment all day."

Mr Laul said children would enjoy getting their festival 'passport' stamped as they travelled across the globe without ever leaving Koshigaya Park.

Other attractions on the day will include appearances from the Wests Tigers, cosplay heroes, a scavenger hunt and more.

Mr Laul said a costume parade would be held from 1.30pm and Holocaust survivor Ernie Friedlander (founder of Moving Forward Together) would run a Harmony Walk.

"The Harmony Walk is a valuable addition to the festival this year," Mr Laul said.

"Ernie has an amazing story and hearing it just brings people together."

Mr Laul said he expected people to flock from all over the Macarthur region to take part in the festival, which also includes a sampling of food from all over the world.

He said 90 per cent of vendors and performers were also local.

The Macarthur Multicultural Children's Festival runs 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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