Past Event

Buddha's Birthday

Celebrate Buddha's Birthday with 2 days of vibrant culture, delicious eats, eco-fun, and soulful vibes!

Buddha's Birthday Festival is making it’s way back to Darling Harbour this April with a vibrant dose of festival fun and mindfulness magic!

Witness mesmerizing performances, from traditional dances to contemporary beats. Tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of vegetarian delights. Shop for unique handcrafted treasures and discover eco-friendly activities that make a difference. ️

Find your inner zen with guided meditations and mindfulness workshops. Connect with fellow seekers in a vibrant atmosphere of joy, peace, and compassion. This is more than just a festival; it's a life-affirming experience you won't want to miss! 

What's On

Saturday 27 April

  • 10:50am - Drum performance
  • 11am - Purification Ceremony
  • 12pm - Multicultural Performance 
  • 12:40pm - Lion Dance
  • 1pm - Alms Round
  • 2pm - Multicultural Performance 
  • 2:20pm - Lion Dance
  • 3pm - 30th Buddha’s Birthday Multicultural Festival Official Ceremony 
  • 4:10pm - Multicultural Performance 
  • 6pm - Light Offering Dharma Function

Sunday 28 April        

  • 8:25am - Vegrun
  • 9:20am - Promotional Video for scouts
  • 9:30am - Scout Investiture
  • 10:40am - Multicultural Performance 
  • 1pm - Alms Round
  • 2pm Baby Blessing Ceremony
  • 3:05pm Multicultural Performance 
  • 4pm Completino of the Festival - Happy Vesak Day
Buddha's Birthday

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April, 10am - 8pm


Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

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Map, showing Buddha's Birthday