It is the biggest annual African Festival in Australia! this is every year to spread the messages of African Food, Culture, Music, Dancing, Drums and more. The celebration is a one-day event that is held in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe with the intent of bridging the cultural gap and awareness of Africans in Australia.
ECWA can involved in following activities below:
- Kilimanjaro and Serengeti Stages Two stages filled with excellent performances including artists, dancers, drummers and unique African performances.
- Nile Food Court African cuisine at its best from all walks of the AfricanOz community in Australia.
- African Market Place Over 45 commercial and information stalls selling African products such as clothing, fabrics, home wares and accessories.
- African Dance Workshops – Experience the rhythm and beats of Africa by getting involved in our workshops.Watotos Corner (Kids Zone) Bring your kids and let them enjoy an array of activities including face painting, mask making, rock climbing and jumping castle.Kanu Sports Zone Get into our sports zone with activities from AFL, Soccer, Netball, Rugby League and Wheelchair Basketball. Africultures Cup – A one day six a side soccer tournament for teams from the African continent. Tournament will take place in Lidcombe Oval (entry via Wyatt Park). Fashion Parade – Get involved and show us what you wore on the day for a chance to be part of the festival by showcasing it on STAGE.
Annual Equatoria Day
Annual Equatoria Day and End of Year Event. Each year ECWA organizes this event whose aim is to bring the South Sudanese community together to share their joy and culture with the rest of the wider community. The events is also to target disadvantage families and youth at risk of homelessness or homeless and avoid being in conflict and incarceration in the hand of law enforcement due to crime.
The event will showcase traditional dances from South Sudan, Sudan and other African communities. Participation of talent of aspiring young South Sudanese musicians, arts, Santa with gift to children, awards to sub ethnic community leaders, youth representatives, women leaders, and NGOs, much more interesting food & jumping castles for children.
Invitation of South Sudanese ethnic communities, Sudanese-Darfur community, Nuba community, Ethiopian community, Congolese community, Ugandan, Kenyans and Eritrean community to showcase their Cultural Dance in the event. This is to promote cultural strength as our unity in diversity among the different CALD communities that will participate. Promote social cohesion networking among the community members and between communities or business people.