Important Announcement for our Community
From the Sustainable Living team at Coffs Harbour City Council, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community during this challenging time.
Council is taking a risk management approach to the pandemic and seeking to minimise any potential impact. In a precautionary measure, that complies with the current public health advice, all Sustainable Living Programs, including our Living Lightly workshops and our Coffs by Nature tours, will be postponed until April 14 – at which point they will be reviewed.
We will also be postponing this year’s Harmony Festival, which was due to be held on March 29 until further notice, as per the directive issued by the NSW Government to not run events at which 500 or more people are expected.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our community, employees and volunteers is of paramount importance for Coffs Harbour City Council and we are following the advice of the Australian Government, World Health Organisation (WHO) and NSW Health in the implementation of measures to help minimise any possible infections and to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
We know that Sustainable Living Program workshops and events and Harmony Festival are much loved elements of our community life, and we thank you for your understanding as we work together to face an unprecedented global challenge and to look out for each other at this time.
For more information and regular updates from Coffs Harbour City Council visit https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
The festival, hosted by Coffs Harbour City Council, support the community to connect and uncover our common ground, rejoice in the strength of our diversity together and celebrate our connection to Country in this beautiful area we live in.
Harmony Festival is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional custodians of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. It showcases the region’s finest cultural performance groups and world music acts on the Mainstage, and in The Melting Pot – our cultural immersion space featuring the Beats & Feets dance tent. Join in African, Middle Eastern and Aboriginal dance workshops, Samba drumming and cultural DJ disco.
There is so much more to explore at Harmony Festival 2020 from Flavourhood; featuring a tantalising food market with exotic food from all corners of the globe – a mouth-tingling mix of authentic home cooking & street food to Planet Coffs where you can enjoy the creative space with eco-friendly workshops – culminating in a massive community parade, drum and dance spectacular!
The festival’s vibrant, welcoming atmosphere allows lots of opportunities for the community to mingle, be it in the creative space, workshops, dance space, or at the massive community parade and finale.
*Stay tuned for more programme information and activity highlights*
Planet Coffs is part of Harmony Festival 2020 Sunday March 29th from 9.30am until 2.30pm at the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.
If you would like to volunteer at this event in any way, we would love your support. Please complete our expression of interest form. For more event information, visit the 2020 Harmony Festival event page.