The city of Rockhampton is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. To get a taste for different cultures without leaving the country, simply enjoy the sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of the Rockhampton Cultural Festival! Here’s everything you need to know about the day.

The essentials

Event date: Sunday, 30 August 2015
Event Time: 11am – 4pm
Cost: $2


Spend the day wandering around the picturesque Heritage Village, which showcases the rich, colourful history of Rockhampton from 1850 to 1950. The village will be more colourful than usual, with the added markets and entertainment that will be going on!

The highlights

Tichawona Noble Mashawa

Joining the Rockhampton Cultural Festival is Tichawona Noble Mashawa. Having recently moved from Zimbabwe to become a resident of Brisbane, Tichawona will get your feet stomping to the beat with his original and traditional African songs and stories.

Stav Shaul

Stav Shaul is a 21 year old Israeli artist studying jazz music. She will delight your ears with her vocals, percussion and guitar melodies. Find her at the Cultural stage this Sunday.

Eric Kagogora

Be amazed by the Rwandan dance moves of Eric Kagogora. Having lived in Australia for 6 years now, he has been performing traditional Rwandan dances with the Imanzi dance group. Don’t miss his incredible display!

The Jamaican food stand is back!

Last year’s popular Jamaican stand is back and set to make your mouth water! Grilling up tasty jerk meats and fried dough balls, come and grab your fix before they sell out.

Where to stay

If you’re planning on coming up for a few days, check out the Rockhampton accommodation nearby.

Empire Apartment Hotel
Phone: (07) 4936 0000
Being Rockhampton’s newest and largest apartment hotel, Empire Apartment Hotel offers gorgeous rooms at affordable prices. This hotel provides:

  • Luxurious & spacious rooms
  • Conference & function rooms
  • On-site restaurants

To discover more of their services, head to their website for more information. Whether you’re staying for a single night or a whole week, Empire Apartment Hotel has got you covered. Find Empire Apartment Hotel on LocalSearch.

Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton
Phone: (07) 4922 6222
Providing top-quality amenities and services, the team at Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton pride themselves on great hospitality. Providing:

  • Twin deluxe, Queen deluxe & family rooms
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Free telephone service

Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton can ensure that you have the most comfortable stay, and experience the most of what this hotel, and Rockhampton has to offer. Find Best Western The Stirling Rockhampton on LocalSearch.