Established in 2006, this delicious celebration of Italian culture, cuisine, and customs is a definite delight for the whole family. Festitalia is a not-for-profit community event that extends an invitation to anyone and everyone that’s fluent in the language of love, liquor and linguine. Brisbane’s Italian population is well worth celebrating, with their significant impact on the music, art, and culinary industries of Australia. There’s no doubt, our list of Brisbane beloved brunch spots and dinner date destinations would look a bit bleak without Italian cooking in the mix. We’re certain you’d agree!

Witness the spirit and soul of Italy in all its rich and raw wonder, bask in the passionate Italian chatter, chimes and commotion around you, and thrill your taste buds with timeless flavours and finishes. From morning to early evening, leap from stall to stall in a heartracing time travel venture, encountering every era from Renaissance to modern Italy. You’ll uncover the remarkable heritage and history of the Italians, whilst participating in everything from Gelato or Cannoli eating competitions and Tarantella dancing lessons, to Pizza Acrobatics, $9 wine tasting and Italian comedian shows. Bellissimo!

The vast displays and exhibitions will have you popping your purse and pulling out a tenner for your ticket, in a few ticks. Celebrity chef stalls, an interactive exhibit of Renaissance fencing and Gladiator chariots, artifacts from the World Wars, Calligram viewing, an Italian Chop Shop barber for an instant makeover, and a mobile photo booth for all your snapping needs are a few amongst the many attractions. Top off your Sunday evening with a bang at 7pm, and gaze at the sparking fireworks igniting above you. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this cultural spectacle, and to think we’ve only covered the tip of the iceberg. For more details on this delectable day of festivities, visit this space.

When: Sunday, October 14th
Where: Spencer Park, 42 Newbery St, Newmarket
Tickets: Adults, $10. Concession, $6. Children (Under 12 years), Free.

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