The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre team invites you to a celebration of our community and the many cultures that call it home.

HBNC's Open Day and Multicultural Festival will be held Friday 8th April from 10am at the Hervey Bay Community Centre, 22 Charles St, Pialba.

The day is an opportunity to participate in fun activities, meet the staff and find out about the range of programs coordinated by the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre.

Activities will include an inflatable slide, obstacle course and lots of arts and crafts.

Other community organisations will also be represented and have stalls and activities at the event.

“This year, we’re combining our annual Open Day with a multicultural festival to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of people living in our community,” HBNC CEO Tanya Stevenson said.

“We are grateful to the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs for supporting this community event.”

"Jon Vea Vea will be the key entertainer at the Open Day, and there will also be some performances from different cultural groups. A multicultural fashion parade will be held at around 11:30am."

"We encourage everyone to come along in national costumes and participate.”

Everyone is welcome at this free event. Food and drinks will be available for purchase including hot potatoes from our Community Centre Kitchen, a BBQ, and some food vans.

Grab a passport from our information desk, have it stamped at each stall and put in the barrel to be in the running for a local voucher.

Register to attend online, to help with catering numbers.