Indofest 2017 - Sunday 1 October, 10am to 3pm, Victoria Square - FREE for all the family
Indofest-Adelaide is a vibrant community festival celebrating all things Indonesian. This year we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Indofest with an exciting program of traditional and contemporary music and dance, cooking demonstrations, culinary market, and regional exhibitions as part of our Kampung Indonesia project. The local Indonesian community has been bringing the cuisine and culture of one of Australia’s closest and most important neighbours to Adelaide since 2008. Indofest Adelaide is now one of the state’s outstanding multicultural events and is widely regarded as one of the most successful Indonesian cultural festivals in the southern hemisphere.
Indofest is a collaborative effort of South Australia’s Indonesian community groups and is presented by the not-for-profit Australian-Indonesian Association of South Australia (AIASA). Established in 1967, this year sees the AIASA celebrate 50 years of fostering
engagement with Indonesian culture and promoting people-to-people diplomacy in South
Australia. AIASA is a non-partisan organisation that works to unite our community as one.
The main objectives of Indofest Adelaide are:
· To introduce Indonesia to the South Australian public by showcasing traditional and contemporary Indonesian art, dance, music, food and language
· To actively engage members of the South Australian community and stimulate people-to-people connections that strengthen the Indonesia-South Australia relationship.
· To encourage interest in, and promote study of Indonesian culture and language, to build educational links with Indonesia, and to foster youth ties between Indonesia and South Australia.
· To help create and consolidate opportunities for commercial transactions, business dialogue and tourism ventures between Indonesia and South Australia.
In recent years, the Indofest program has expanded well beyond its traditional single day focus, incorporating a wide range of linked events under the INDOfest banner throughout the year, including a successful schools program, a community art exhibition, and cabaret performances, a symposium organised in partnership with Flinders University, and a business forum held in conjunction with the Australia Indonesia Business Council of SA and the Indonesian Government.