1 and 2 June 2024

TYTO Parklands Ingham, North Queensland

Come for the food...Stay for the fun

 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.


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 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. 

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

In 2024 the Australian Italian Festival will celebrate its 29th festival!

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.