World Picnic
28/07/2019 (other dates available)

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Celebrate music, dance and cultures of the world at our annual cultural event.

The day will include local community stalls, interactive workshops and a stage programme full of spectacular performances with a Mariachi performance, Traditional Chinese Dancing and an interactive Haka.

You can either bring a picnic along or sample some of the vast selection of exquisite dishes supplied by our food vendors including fresh pulled pork, french crepes, caribbean fusion dishes and fresh baked scones.

World Picnic 2019 Layout Map

Stage Program

1pm - The World Picnic opens!

1.10pm - Mariachi Las Adelitas : Hailing from Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, and England, this unique band was formed in 2013 out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within the field, creating a positive platform for freedom of expression for the UK’s female mariachi musicians.

2pm - Paulo Pinto : This accomplished UK Singer is a multi-lingual master and one of the most versatile acts in the UK. He’s popular in London, Birmingham & Manchester but performs nationwide. Paulo is almost guaranteed to croon his way into your heart...

3pm - Traditional Nepalese Dancing : Nepal is a multi-cultural country of highly diverse and rich traditions, religions, geography and languages. This group will demonstrate some of their own traditional dances to excite and thrill the crowd.

3.20pm - TOA Haka - The haka is a ceremonial dance or challenge in Māori culture. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment, and TOA Haka are going to teach you how its done! 

4pm - Safari Boots - From England to California by way of Africa, Safari Boots play a unique form of world music. Blending world beats into their mainly original tunes, they create a joyous Afro-Euro fusion: Congolese soukous and rumba, Zimbabwean jit, South African mbaqanga, along with a touch of reggae and a hint of Latin.

4.50pm - Drum United - Using hand-drums, stick-drumming, boomwhackers, body percussion, tuned percussion, movement and dance, a Drum United party is not one to miss.

5.20pm - Chinese Fusion Dance - This entertainment group are focused on fusion style of Chinese fan dancing. A wild and colourful display culminating in inviting the audience to come and take part in the fun!

A fun FREE event for all the family!

Location: Campbell Park Amphitheatre

Time: 1pm - 6pm

Parking is available at the centre:mk car parks using the footbridge to lead into the park.

  • Campbell Park


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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

  • ''The lovely Henna that I had done and the face painting on my kids was something I particularly enjoyed...'' - World Picnic 2018

  • ''The organisation [of this event] was excellent'' - World Picnic 2018

  • ''Please continue to provide different and varied events to promote the diversity of Milton Keynes, as a native resident I really enjoy the events.'' - World Picnic 2018

  • ''Admire organisers for carrying out despite rain!'' - World Picnic 2018

  • ''Keep up the excellent work. You are all doing a great job.''

    I have been overwhelmed by what you have to offer. I have attended many events on my own in my free time and as a full time nanny, we have accessed lots of fun and exciting events at little or no cost which I find incredible. I am always telling other people that I meet about your events. You have certainly helped me settle into a place I knew nothing about and encouraged me to explore the different areas of Milton Keynes.