Celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity with food, music and dancing at the Philippine Festival.

We can smell the lechon and longaniza already.

The Filipino-Australian Foundation of QLD Inc. is teaming up with Brisbane City Council to present the Philippine Festival this weekend.

There’s certainly a strong Filipino presence in Queensland. Filipinos are currently the third largest Asian Australian immigrant group, and Queensland boasts Australia’s third-largest Filipino Australian population, after New South Wales and Victoria, with 14.9 per cent of Australia’s Philippines-born residents residing here, according to census data.

A celebration of diversity, harmony and cooperation amongst migrant communities and ‘mainstream’ Australians, the event is expected to pull an audience of more than 2,000.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and various members of Parliament and Council will be in attendance, but more importantly, so will plenty of Filipino food stalls, musicians and dancers.

The Philippine Festival will be held at Sunnybank State High School (Boorman Street, Sunnybank) this Saturday 28 May from 10am to 5pm. Entry is free and donations are welcome.