Come for the food...Stay for the fun
1 and 2 June 2024
TYTO Parklands Ingham, North Queensland
Mangiamo, beviamo e cantiamo - Eat, drink and sing
The Australian Italian Festival is a significant regional cultural event held in the Hinchinbrook Shire annually. It is one of the longest running festivals of this type in Australia. The festival celebrated its' 25th anniversary in 2019. Come and enjoy the food and entertainment of the Australian Italian Festival and then stay to explore the natural wonders of the area. www.hinchinbrookway.com.au
If you have any further questions or would like to become part of the festival please Contact the Australian Italian Festival office via phone (07) 4776 5288 during office hours or via our Contact Us page.
EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
The Australian Italian Festival is enhanced by the beautiful TYTO wetlands and parkland setting, with its lagoons, raised walkways and alive with Australian Flora and Fauna.
Come and enjoy an experience like no other in Australia.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors, visitors and volunteers who made the 2023 Australian Italian Festival a success. Planning is already underway to deliver an exciting event in 2024.
2023 Festival Sponsors
The Australian Italian Festival was founded in 1995 by the passionate Italian community of Ingham and the wider Hinchinbrook Shire. It has since grown from the dedication of multiple generations of volunteers.
The predominant culture of the Hinchinbrook Shire is Italian. Many Italians migrated to Ingham in the late 1800s and early 1900s to work in the cane fields and raise their families. While the Australian Italian Festival focuses on the Italian culture, it also includes our First Nations people and other nationalities who have made Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire so culturally diverse.
The 2024 Australian Italian Festival will be held on the 1st and 2nd of June at TYTO Parklands in Ingham, North Queensland. Over this weekend, the Parklands is transformed into a full-scale piazza with nonstop entertainment, competitions, free amusement rides for the children, market stalls, homemade, mouth-watering Italian food from professional Italian chefs and the best local Italian Nonnas!
Come for the food, stay for the entertainment.