Eat, drink and sing -

mangiamo, beviamo e cantiamo

Photograph courtesy Mostyn Swain 2019

See you at the Festival...

5th and 6th June 2021 

TYTO Parklands, Ingham, North Queensland 


The Australian Festival is an important regional cultural event held in the Hinchinbrook Shire annually. It is one of the longest running festivals of this type in Australia, and celebrated its' 25th anniversary in 2019. Come and enjoy the food and entertainment and stay to explore the natural wonders of the area.We are, and continue to be grateful for the on-going support from our sponsors and local community.

If you have any further questions or would like to become part of the festival please Contact the Festival office via email or phone.

Photograph courtesy Mostyn Swain 2019.

Experience the fun and games of the Festa!

In 2021 the Australian Italian Festival will celebrate its 27th year!

The Australian Italian Festival began in 1995 after community consultations were called to discuss ideas for economic diversity within the growing community of Ingham. The Australian Italian Festival is an authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of August in Ingham, North Queensland.

The Festival is an artistic and cultural Festival highlighting the Italian influence on Ingham and North Queensland and their involvement in the Sugar Industry.  There were many immigrants who came to Ingham in the late 1800's and early 1900's to work in the cane fields and stayed to raise their families here in North Queensland.

The Festa area is transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages. 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 Nonnas!

Save up to 20% by pre-purchasing Festival tickets at
or the Festival Office at 32 Herbert St, Ingham.

Map of Festival

Come along and join us for:

A fun, family day out that has something for everyone.
A mix of locals and visitors from all over Australia with a wonderful mix of ages and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Outstanding community spirit.
Located at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, just 500 metres from Ingham's CBD.

Festival Assistance

We have our own beautiful Signorinas moving around the Festival to assist you with any information or directions on both days of the Festival. They will also have goodies to handout to the children.


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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.


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