The Cairns Italian Festival 2022

29 JulyJul 2022 - 06 JulyJul 2022

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Ciao and welcome aboard a journey celebrating and showcasing the flavors of Italian food, culture, family values and history, whilst embracing and involving the entire local community and businesses to participate in one of the most exciting new events in the Cairns Calendar for 2022. We are delighted to bring you the inaugural Cairns Italian Festival which will be held from the 29 July 2022 – 6 August 2022 at iconic venues across Cairns and the region.


The Cairns Italian festival is an event that encompasses the entire North Queensland region from Cairns, Atherton, Dimbulah, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Innisfail, Mareeba, Mossman, Mutchilba, Port Douglas, Silkwood, Tully, and Yungaburra.


The festival is a celebration rich in Italian history, culture, food, wine, song, and dance that will encompass 9 days of festivities with a fantastic line-up of activities and entertainment from all around Australia. Program highlights include:

  • La Festa – community festival at Fogarty Park
  • Interactive Italian Wedding Show by the Mareeba Theatre Company
  • Comedy Night with Jo Avati
  • Family Italian Movie Night
  • Carnivale Gala Ball
  • Opera on the Reef
  • Italian Car Show
  • Soccer World Cup Screening with Pizza and Italian drinks
  • Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
  • Ancient Rome Exhibition for 8 weeks in the lead up to the festival


This is a significant regional cultural event of not only world-class entertainment, fun and culinary delight, but also to pay homage honouring the Italian immigrants that left their homeland in search for a better life and future in Australia. Generations of Italians making Australia and Far North Queensland home and changing the face and future of the North Queensland Region in farming, business, and development.


Set in the beautiful location of Cairns, the Cairns Italian Festival is a bucket-list destination event that will be on the annual event calendar of foodies from around Australia each and every year. We can’t wait for you to join us to celebrate the Cairns Italian Festival for 2022!

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