BENDIGO's cultural diversity will be on show this weekend as the community celebrates the third annual Zinda Festival.
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services chief executive Kate McInnes said the festival would feature a range of different foods, activities, and performances.
"We have had growing numbers over the past three years," she said. "People are enjoying it and coming back each year.
"We can all enjoy and benefit from cultural diversity. With the changing demographics of our community, there are so many more opportunities to have this richness in our lives."
A key part of the festival is the multicultural concert, which will include performances from Afghan pop star Navid Forogh, a mariachi band, and the Bendigo Chinese Association's Lion Dancers.
Ms McInnes said it was also important for people to head along as early as possible.
"Each year we run out of food," Ms McInnes said. "This year we have more food stalls, but we still recommend coming in early to try some really amazing food."
The 2020 Zinda Festival will run on Saturday from 4pm to 9pm at Rosalind Park.
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