Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities

Inaugural Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to partner with us

Welcome aboard a journey celebrating and showcasing the flavors of Italian food, culture, family values, 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.

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!

The Inaugural Cairns Italian Festival is 10-days of jam-packed fun from the 28 July – 6 August 2022 that will transform Cairns and the Far North Queensland Region. Held during QLD’s 2022 Multicultural month, the Cairns Italian Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community to rethink how the Italian story is told in Cairns by delivering a diverse and unique program of activities that are highly engaging and that reignite inter-cultural and inter-generational community connections.

There is a fantastic line-up of activities and entertainment for the whole week from an enchanting evening of opera on the reef, an interactive Italian Wedding Theatre Restaurant by the Mareeba Theatre Group, a night of laughs with comedian Joe Avati, a family Italian movie night, a glamourous celebration at the Carnevale Gala Ball, an Italian Car Show and Soccer World Cup screening, Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, an Ancient Rome Exhibition for 8 weeks in the lead up to the festival and of course our big community day in the park, La Festa.

There will be entertainment from all around Australia including Siesta Cartel Live Band, Made in Italy The Show, Cooking Demonstrations by Daniela and Stefania from My Kitchen Rules, Joe Avati, James Liotta, fashion parade with Australian designer Milva Carucci Designs, local performances and so much MORE!

Based on the success of other Italian festivals in the region, we envisage that our Inaugural year will host over 10,000 people attracting members of both the Italian and general Cairns community as well as visitors from neighbouring towns, regions, Southeast Queensland and interstate. 

It is with great pleasure that we offer your organisation a valuable opportunity to join with us in becoming a sponsor of the very first Cairns Italian Festival and to become part of our beautiful family.

Sponsor Benefits

If you are reading this, then we hope that you share our passion of being Italian/Australian! We know that no event comes without the help and generosity from the community. We are asking from the bottom of our hearts and all the past immigrants if you could kindly support in making the Inaugural Cairns Italian Festival one of the best events in the 2022 calendar. 

Partnering at the Cairns Italian Festival 2022 will provide an excellent opportunity to promote your business, products, and services and to support your brand before, during, and after the event. Sponsor benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Stimulating sales through promotion of the festival
  • Building brand awareness
  • Generating exposure through branding and signage
  • Connecting with a highly engaged audience
  • Providing a platform to launch new products
  • Taking advantage of the marketing and promotional activity around the festival
  • Opportunities to get involved with on-site experiential activations


Get in Touch!

The Cairns Italian Festival will be hosting a number of events throughout the week and each event provides you with an opportunity to promote your product to a specific target market. These packages are by no means limited and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements.

We are proud and passionate Australian Italians that want to give Cairns an event that will enrich and engage the community and businesses as one. What an opportunity to showcase Cairns as a holiday destination while enjoying the celebrations of the Cairns Italian Festival!


We are seeking your support and help, likewise, please reach out to your friends and business associates inviting them to participate and become a foundation sponsor or a sponsor.

It is with great pleasure that we offer your organisation a valuable opportunity to join with us in becoming a sponsor of the very first Cairns Italian Festival and to become part of our beautiful Cairns Italian Festival Family.

For more information on becoming a sponsor or partner, please contact sponsorship@cairnsitalianfestival.com.au, or download the sponsor packages information booklet below.