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Curry Festival

  • Dandenong Market Cnr Clow & Cleeland St, Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia (map)

Melbourne’s home of multicultural street food, Dandenong Market, is teaming with Foodie Trails for a Curry Food Festival.

The Curry festival will feature food trucks and stalls selling Melbourne's best curries, plus live performances and activities.


Curry Festival Melbourne

Curry - A word used to describe a dish with a sauce spiced with flavours like turmeric, ginger, cumin and chillies to name a few. Often mistaken to have originated in India, "curry" as a word was popularised by the British when referring to a spiced stew.

British colonisation took spices from the Indian sub continent all over the world and grew them everywhere. Some of the best curries are found in Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Mauritian and African cuisine amongst others.

So we invite you to join us for the Curry fest and see if your favourite curry had the right spices to make the cut.

Performance Schedule

10.30 Tiya Dance Group - Sri Lankan Dance Performance

There are three main styles of Sri Lankan classical dance: The Kandyan dances of the Hill Country, known as Uda Rata Natum; The low country dances of the southern plains, known as Pahatha Rata Natum; Sabaragamuwa dances, or Sabaragamuwa Natum the girls from Tiya Dance group look forward to sharing their culture with you

11.30 One Spirit Africa

African Drumming, Ghanaian High life and Afro-fusion music /Traditional drumming and dance /interactive drumming workshops.

Drumming is the common language everyone can speak so join in and use drumming and dance as a common language to connect and empower the community

12.30 Bollydazzlers

Bollywood, belly dancing and interactive workshop

12.45 - 2.45 Stilt Walkers

Meet the 8 foot tall Divas from the curry nations of the world.  

1.30 - 2.15 Don Sherman - The singing Chef

Singing Chef extraordinairé and popular Sri Lankan television host “Cook with Don”, Don Sherman is one of Sri Lanka’s most loved chefs and shows off his unique culinary fused singing skills with his feisty Sri Lankan personality right here from Australia where he now calls home.


2.30 Sonik Waves

Sonik Waves plays Traditional Mauritian Music the Sega and also perform Island Styles music such as Seggae, Maloya, Moutia, Reggae, Zook, Calypso


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For sponsorship opportunities for 2018 please email or call 0410 369 727 for a sponsor pack.

Earlier Event: 24 March
Indian Festival Melbourne
Later Event: 4 November
Diwali Festival Dandenong