Eat, drink and sing - Mangiamo, beviamo e cantiamo

TYTO Parklands, Ingham, North Queensland
4 and 5 June 

The Australian Italian Festival will celebrate 28 years in 2022 - come celebrate with us. 

Thank you to all our sponsors as well as everyone to assisted with or attended the 2021 Australlian Italian Festival.

It was a huge success because of you!

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.

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) 47765288 during office hours or via email

Come along and join us for...

A fun, family day out that has something for everyone. All children's entertainment is free! There are competitions, entertainment, food and of course Italian wine and beer. This is a family friendly event with lots to see and do for all ages. 
The festival attracts visitors of all ages with diverse cultural backgrounds from our region as well as Queensland and all over Australia who come to  enjoy the authentic cuisine on offer. 
Outstanding community spirit. The Festival is run by volunteers and is a celebration of our cultural heritage.
Located at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, just 500 metres from Ingham's CBD. The precinct includes a library, gallery and visitors information centre along with pristine parklands and wetlands. 
In 2022 the Australian Italian Festival will celebrate its 28th year!

The Australian Italian Festival began after community consultations were called to discuss ideas to strengthen the economic diversity within the growing community of Ingham and the wider Hinchinbrook Shire. The Australian Italian Festival, an artistic and cultural event highlighting the Italian influence on Ingham and North Queensland, grew from this original idea. 

The predominant culture in the Hinchinbrook Shire is Italian. This is a result of the many Italian immigrants who came to Ingham in the late 1800's and early 1900's to work in the cane fields, and who stayed to raise their families here in North Queensland. While the Australian Italian Festival's focus is on the Italian culture, it is also inclusive of our First Nations people and other immigrants who have made Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire so culturally diverse.

The 2022 Australian Italian Festival will be held on the first weekend of June, that is the 4th and 5th of June at TYTO Parklands in Ingham, North Queensland. On this weekend, theTYTO Parklands will be  transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment. Guests gain access to entertainment, concerts, competitions, free amusement rides for the children, market stalls, homemade, mouth-watering Italian food from professional Italian chefs and from the best local Italian Nonna's!

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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.