The Annual Islamic Eid Show (AIES) is a not-for-profit organisation that prides itself on its efforts in giving back to the community. It uses its surplus avenue to further achieve its goals and visions as a community organisation, and to create bigger and better community events every year.
The Eid Show promotes a family-friendly and Islamic environment for all to celebrate the two most important dates in the Islamic calendar, Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. It is an organisation made up of a group of volunteers (the AIES Team), who work together tirelessly throughout the year to create these amazing and joyful events for the public to enjoy. Our multicultural tasty food kiosks, thrilling rides, fashion, children’s toy stalls, arts and craft, animal exhibitions, fireworks, entertaining family stage shows and games, roaming entertainment, friendly staff and volunteers all contribute to this delightful event.
The AIES can be traced back to its humble beginnings as a small community event in Bass Hill, Sydney, in 2009. Following the success of this event, the Eid Show was relocated to Bankstown Showgrounds in 2010 to accommodate for the larger number of stallholders and attendees. Since then, this huge event space has become home to the bi-annual, multi-day Annual Islamic Eid Show every year.
In 2015, the AIES was nominated in the Mission of Hope Australian Muslim Achievement Awards and proudly accepted the award for “Event of the year”. Additionally, the success of the Sydney Eid Show created a popular demand for the event to be held nationally. Many attendees would travel interstate to attend the show. In 2017, the AIES for the first time expanded its Eid Al-Fitr event to the city of Melbourne. The AIES Team brought together a wonderful and successful event in June at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We were met with lots of excitement and interest, which helped make the event so successful. Currently, the AIES is receiving many requests for a second Eid event. We hope address these requests and to further expand by also establishing an Eid Al-Adha event in Melbourne in the near future.
Australia’s premier multicultural celebration, the Annual Islamic Eid Show continues to be a family friendly event, which entertains the varied and vibrant cultures of Australia. The AIES Team aims to provide a comforting experience for our attendees, stallholders, and sponsors every year. The year 2018 has hosted very successful and popular events in both Sydney and Melbourne, allowing for greater recognition of all our wonderful sponsors.
Everyone is welcome to take part in these delightful celebrations. The Annual Islamic Eid Show has earned its reputation as THE premier multicultural festival in Australia.