Garema Place is filling up with marquees for the 2011 Multicultural Festival and at noon today the launch was held with Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and the obligatory display of drums and dancers.
A Jessica Mauboy performance had been promised but did not eventuate.
A highlight was the nutty old woman abusing yours truly for blocking her view of the spectacle while trying to take photos, at a media launch.
With Masterchef culturally rampant they’re also bringing in celebrity chefs to share their knowledge if you’re into that sort of thing.
Once hopes the simple charms of Beer And Meat On A Stick Day are not lost.