The Whittlesea community festival will make its return to its traditional home in Lalor this Sunday.

The revamped festival is returning to the Whittlesea Public Gardens after it was relocated to the council offices in South Morang last year.

Mayor Lawrie Cox said the location of the festival was important to the council.

“The community festival is the biggest community event on the City of Whittlesea calendar and a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy a day out with the family,” he said.

“The location of the festival is important to council in ensuring all our events appear in different parts of the municipality.”

This year’s festival will celebrate the old and the new of the community.

“We will be celebrating our oldest culture with the Whittlesea Reconciliation Group program with entertainment, information and I hope, a lot more understanding,” Cr Cox said.

“The community festival brings together the many voices of our city celebrating our diversity and our unity.”

The festival will feature roving entertainment, multicultural performances, market stalls and kids activities. A free shuttle bus will run from Thomastown train station and Pacific Epping throughout the day.

The festival is from 11am-5pm.