Italy in the Tropics

28 July – 6 August 2022

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About the Festival

Introducing the inaugural Cairns Italian Festival

Vespa in front of a restaurant, Italy

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

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About the Festival

We are delighted to bring you the inaugural Cairns Italian Festival which will be held from the 28 July – 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 Inaugural Cairns Italian Festival is a celebration rich in Italian history, culture, food, wine, song, and dance that will encompass 10-days of festivities.

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.

We can’t wait for you to join us to celebrate the Cairns Italian Festival for 2022!

What’s On

Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for all the amazing Cairns Italian Festival events across 10-days of entertainment.

Hall of Fame nominations now open

Celebrate with us the past and present Italian/Australians who made a significant contribution to the North Queensland region.​​​​​​​​

Nomination for the Best Salami Competition now open!

Nomination for the best Salami and Sausage Competition are now open!
We are looking for the Australia’s best artisan salami and sausage

Our Best Coffee Competition has begun!

We are on the hunt for the best coffee in the region. Vote now or or get your local North Queensland coffee shop involved.

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Good Food, Wine & Italian Culture