The Italian Festival Association (IFA) is proud to communicate that the third biennial Darwin Italian Festival will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. A new chapter has begun for the Darwin Italian Festival as it migrates to the new venue of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and Amphitheater.
The success of each Darwin Italian Festival has continued to grow since the inaugural festival of 2013, culminating with the national MEA Award of "best public event of the year" in Australia in 2015. The Festival originated from the ideas of a group of dedicated volunteers from the Italian Community who wanted to recognise and promote their culture, heritage and traditions. Without these passionate volunteers, who devote their own personal time and passion to this Festival, we would not be able to create such a high-calibre festival for the community to experience. To continue building on its two previous festivals, there will be an emphasis on celebrating all that is Italian within the community. The exhilarating mixture of food, drinks, art, culture and entertainment for all ages will create an authentic Italian feel.
IFA gathers local businesses, school groups, entertainers, and the community to create the true essence of Italy, right here in Darwin. This event provides an opportunity for Italian businesses from across the Northern Territory to showcase their products and services to the Darwin population, with a vested interest of promoting our Italian community.