About Us

An authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of June in Ingham, North Queensland

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

The two-day carnivale began in 1995 as a way to celebrate the economic and cultural diversity of our community. We are excited to bring you our 25th annual event in which we transform the award-winning TYTO 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.

Festival events are held on the first weekend in August, but don't miss the two events leading up to our two-day carnival weekend. Book your tickets for the Hair, Fashion & Bridal Spectacular, and the Gala Masquerade Dinner. These events are scheduled on the Thursday and Friday leading up the carnival and are pre-purchased ticketed events.

We are currently taking bookings for our pre-festival events and for the festival itself.

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