Kambarang Festival is a brand new event that celebrates the traditions of the Noongar nations residents of Midland, showcases their art, culture and practices and seeks to heal country, restore nature and connect community.
From 1-8pm on Saturday 30 October, the Kambarang Festival will commence in the Locale precinct of Midland and culminate with the official opening of Weeip Park by the City of Swan Mayor and a performance from the Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Locals and visitors alike are invited to attend the family fun event featuring live entertainment, handmade craft and unique market stalls, face painting, free kids’ activities, gourmet food, roaming performers, sustainability information and activities along with much more.
Kambarang – one of the six Noongar seasons specific to the southwest corner of Western Australia - was selected as the season to celebrate. Representing the natural "rebirth" taking place at that time of year with the blossoming of plants and trees and the birth time for many native fauna, it also celebrates tens of thousands of years of surviving Noongar culture unique to the area.
Kambarang Festival has the support of the local elders who are especially keen to see stories re-told by younger generations.