In line with recent advice from both the Federal and State governments regarding COVID-19 virus, the Australian Italian Festival committee have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Australian Italian Festival held in Ingham annually.
We are of course devastated that this year's festival will not go ahead, as planning was well underway to provide an event which included top class entertainment, great food and fun for all ages with an emphasis on the Italian and Australian cultures.
However, planning will now focus on bringing to the region a new, exciting and invigorated Australian Italian Festival for 2021 - watch this space!
The Australian Italian Festival will continue to fundraise throughout the remainder of the year where possible. You may see our volunteers out and about if deemed safe at some point. 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 concerns please Contact the Festival office via email or phone.
Experience the fun and games of the Festa
In 2020 the Australian Italian Festival will celebrate its 26th 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!
Come along and join us for:
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.