Katanning celebrates harmony


Katanning’s many cultures came together for the 2018 Harmony Festival on Saturday 17 March, in a showcase of colour, culture, connection and excitement. Traffic was excluded from the main street for the day, and about 6000 people enjoyed live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ zone, hands-on activities, displays, market stalls and an international food village.

The GSDC-supported festival delivered several new elements as organisers planned for expansion leading up to the 10-year celebration in 2019.

Additions to the program for 2018 included Friday Food Night, entertainment at the Town Square and a ‘Believe It or Not’ town tour.

A harmony exhibition was held at the art gallery, there were tours at the Historical Society museum, and a workshop by chef Sophie Budd in collaboration with Taste Great Southern was also part of the program.

Feedback from the crowd said the festival was a ‘poster child for multiculturalism’, and had attracted visitors from around the State.

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