Events & Tickets

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Hair, Fashion & Bridal Spectacular

Doors open at 6.00PM for start at 6.45PM start

The Australian Italian Festival Hair, Fashion and Bridal Spectacular will be held on 02 August 2018 at Hinchinbrook Shire Hall. Our local boutiques will showcase their fabulous collections and our local hairdressers will compete for some special prizes while showcasing how talented they really are. 

This is the inaugural Bridal Spectacular for the Australian Italian Festival.  All the beautiful brides from the last 12 months will compete in the 2018 Bridal Spectacular for a wonderful weekend away and other great prizes.

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Friday, 3 August 2018

Gala Masquerade Dinner

Doors open at 6.30PM for a 7.30PM start.

The Gala Masquerade Ball is  a spectacular, glamorous event held on  03 August 2018 at Hinchinbrook Shire Hall, Ingham. Comedian James Liotta will MC the evening, keeping you entertained and ensuring you have a great time with your family and friends.

We will have Dean Canan as our guest singer with Paul Gulinello, our guest tenor.  They will be backed by Memory Lane Show Band, who will also have you dancing the night away. Be part of the spirit of the night and wear your favourite masquerade mask. Bring your sense of humour and wear your best dancing shoes!  Prizes galore to be won.


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Saturday & Sunday, 4 & 5 August 2018

Please note Festival Pre Sale Tickets have a discount of up to 25% on the admission gate price.

Australian Italian Festival

Event Hours

Saturday: 4 August: Gates Open 10AM til 1130PM

Sunday: 5 August: Gates Open 10AM til 3PM

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Cooking Demonstrations

Come along and experience all the authentic Italian cuisine featured at this year's festival. The choices are positively gastronomical! This year we have that loveable and very amusing duo Luciano and Martino "The Italianos", who just seem to work magic in the kitchen. With an undying passion for food and a pinch of flair in the kitchen, these two were born to cook together.  Come along and enjoy Mr Singing Luciano and Mr Dancing Martino.  Their food is made the authentic Italian way, with much love and passion.  Don't miss seeing them in a live cooking demo at this years' Festa.

Fun and Amusement

We offer fun for the whole family! Parents and kids alike are welcome to join in the games. Fun is guaranteed, and the great prizes are a bonus.

Entry to the competitions is free and these include:

  • Greasy Pole Climbing
  • Pizza & Pasta Eating
  • Grape Stomping
  • Gondola Races
  • Bocce Classes
  • Txingas

Kid's Corner - Free

Everything in the Kid's Corner is also FREE for children 16 years and under.

  • Face Painting
  • Puppet Show
  • Circus with Purpose
  • Hoola Hoop workshop
  • Large Jumping Castle
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Rocking Pirate Ship
  • Double Lane Inflatable Slide

Teenage Event - Ticketed

  • Adrenaline Games QLD
  • Laser Skirmish
  • Nerf Combat
  • Bubble Soccer
  • Archery Combat

Arts and Entertainment

Ciao, Free Style Latino dancers will be performing at this year's event. The performances are open to public participation so feel free to join them and learn how to dance. The dancers will also be roaming around the festival grounds, entertaining you with their special style of dancing and encouraging  you to join in.

The festival will also feature tenors, choirs, singers, musicians, fire twirlers, the 1RAR Band, showbands, comedians and more.

Blue Roo will give you a taste of Commedia dell'Arte, a living form of historical slapstick comedy.  The style of Commedia is charactised by its use of masks, improvisation, physical comedy, and recognisable character types.  Blue Roo will once again prove that disability and theatre are a winning combination and inspiration and creativiity is something that we can all share.  Blue Roo continue to blaze a trail for inclusive theatre everywhere.  For more information about Blue Roo visit their website

2018 Festival Admission Prices

Category Type of Pass Pre Sale Price Gate Price
Adult Weekend $23 $30
Child Weekend $6 $8
Adult Saturday $15 $20
Child Saturday $4 $5
Adult Sunday $9 $12
Child Sunday $3 $4


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