The first Gather Festival saw more than 2,500 attended 50 events that were held over a week. The Tai Chi Chai Tea event saw nearly 100 people gather to take part in a Tai Chi workshop and learn about its role in Chinese society from the Confucius Institute.

Afterward participants had a cup of chai and learned about the role of masala chai in Indian culture from the Indian Institute.

The festival also had various sporting events where over 200 participants completed to win the Tea Cup. The sports included the CamoMILE relay run, a football world cup and a tug-of-war.