The Australian Italian Festival is one of Queensland’s leading cultural festivals. It is an exciting celebration of all things Italian – food, wine and world class entertainment on two large stages. There is loads of fun to be had with cooking demonstrations, market and craft stalls and an historical display showcasing the influence of Italian immigrants on the district. Take the challenge with spaghetti and pizza eating competitions, grape stomping or even attempt climbing the greasy pole. With free amusement rides and entertainment for the children and exciting games for the teenagers and young at heart. The festival is a great weekend out for young and old. The 2021 festival will be held in the first weekend of June. Come experience our amazing North Queensland winter weather and allow us to provide the entertainment. Tickets are available at the Townsville Tickets website and will also be sold at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online for a 20 per cent discount off the full price. Minors (under 18s) must be accompanied by an adult and will be admitted free of charge. Entry Cost Adult $24 - Adult Weekend AUD23 (pre-sale), AUD30 (at the gate). Adult Saturday AUD15 (pre-sale), AUD20 (at the gate). Adult Sunday AUD9 (pre-sale), AUD12 (at the gate). Minors (under 18s) must be accompanied by an adult and will be admitted free of charge.