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Melbourne Italian Festa

The Melbourne Italian Festa (previously known as the Carlton Italian Festa, La Dolce Italia or the Lygon Street Fiesta) is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture in Melbourne.

The celebration of Italy’s culture brings together locals of Italian descent as well as those who are interested in Italy’s culture.

Melbourne Italian Festa 2024 Dates, Lygon St Italian Festival, Carlton

In 2023, more than 35,000 came to the Royal Exhibition Building and the Museum Plaza in Carlton to enjoy a day of fun dedicated to Italy and its excellences.

The Melbourne Italian Festa is a magical gathering where the Italian community and everyone who’s head over heels for Italian culture come together.

Picture this: mouthwatering food, delicious wines and beers, lively music that makes you dance like no one’s watching, and a vibrant atmosphere that screams “La Dolce Vita.”

Imagine a bustling Italian piazza where food vendors tempt you with authentic flavours. Kids and families bond over games, while car and bike exhibitions rev any enthusiast’s engine.

If you’re a foodie, you’re in for a treat with cooking demos. Plus, dive into a world of flavours at the food and beverage stalls, explore Italian artistry and crafts, and immerse yourself in captivating art, fashion and design displays.

Italian wines are worldwide recognised as the most diverse variety in the world. Come and taste more than 50 wines presented by some of Australia’s best importers and local producers of Italian varietals.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Italy at the Fiera del Panettone, where the best Italian artisans crafting panettone in Australia come together to celebrate this beloved treat.

So, if you’re all about good food, great company, and a splash of that Italian flair, this festa’s got your name on it!

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