About the festival

The Kensington CommUNITY Festival is a much-loved and anticipated community event, organised by Unison Housing, thanks to our major sponsors the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.

Held during Cultural Diversity Week, the Festival is 12 years old and brings Melbournians together to celebrate, share and embrace our community’s cultural diversity.

The free, family-friendly event brings the community together in a fabulous atmosphere with live music, the Sustainable Living Expo, food from all corners of the globe, a range of activities and workshops and interactive community stalls.

The objectives of this Kensington annual signature event are to:

Celebrate, engage and showcase the local community with activities that foster a spirit of togetherness, fun, wellbeing, inclusiveness and cultural exchange

Strengthen relationships and connections between the Kensington redevelopment (former high rise public housing estate) and the wider community

Raise awareness and profiles of local business, community and government services and agencies in Kensington, Melbourne and surrounds.


Volunteers are important and valued members of the Festival Team.

Festival partner, Kensington Neighbourhood House recruits a team of volunteers each year to help out on the day. If you love being part of the Kensington community it is a great way to connect and play a role in what makes Kensington special.