About Us

The Australian Italian Festival is a regional cultural event held  annually on the first weekend in June in Ingham, North Queensland. The festival is a celebration of the unique local culture, with an Australian twist.  While the festival's focus is on the melding of Italian and Australian cultures, it acknowledges and is inclusive of other nationalities as well as the original inhabitants of the area, our First Nations people.

Join us at the Australian Italian Festival for homemade Italian cuisine, Italian wine, endless entertainment and an opportunity to learn more about the Italian culture.

The two-day carnivale began in 1995 as a way to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Hinchinbrook Shire with a focus on the Italian immigrants. The festival also encourages visitors to stay and enjoy what our region has to offer. The annual event transforms the award-winning TYTO Parklands into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages.

Our event features cooking competitions, endless food market stalls, Italian art and history, free amusement rides and games for all ages. Spend time with family and friends as you enjoy the atmosphere, food, and excitement of our Australian Italian Festival.

The carnival in the parklands is held on the first weekend in June, but don't miss the  events leading up to our two-day carnival weekend. These events include the Hair, Fashion Show and other events yet to be confirmed. These events are scheduled on the Thursday and Friday leading up the carnival and are pre-purchased ticketed events.

Come enjoy the festival, see you on the 4th and 5th June, 2022. 

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