Italy in the Tropics

26 July – 4 August 2024

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About the Cairns Italian Festival

26 July – 4 August 2024

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 Cairns Italian Festival is a celebration rich in Italian history, culture, food, wine, song, and dance.

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 from the 26 July – 4 August 2024 with our big food and wine day on Saturday 27 July!

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