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About 2017-06-27T08:29:42+00:00

Italy comes to Auckland!

Festival Italiano is a not for profit community event and the largest Italian Festival in New Zealand.
The Festival showcases the best that Italy has to offer in New Zealand and is held under the patronage of the Italian Embassy.

Festival Italiano is a registered Trade Mark (registration number 1040921).

The largest Italian Festival in New Zealand is back again in Newmarket, bringing a celebration of Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa.

The Italian Festival Season in Auckland will begin on 31st August until 1 October hosting a variety of  Italian events in Auckland. The apex will be our popular street event Festival Italiano on 1 October from 11 am to 4 pm, covering Osborne Street, Kent Street and Rialto Centre in Newmarket. The whole area will become pedestrian-only, hosting al fresco restaurants and eating areas, an Italian market with over 40 stalls, live music and entertainment, spot prizes, a kids pavilion, and lots of surprises!

Watch this space for updates of the Festival Italiano 2017, and contact info@festivalitaliano.co.nz if you’d like to be part of our team: we are looking for volunteers and partners.

The Festival Italiano 2017 is organised by the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland in collaboration with the Newmarket Business Association, the generous support of the Waitematā Local Board, and our main corporate sponsor Peroni. We would also like to acknowledge the NZ Italian community and all New Zealanders and visitors who attend our events, plus all our numerous sponsors, volunteers and helpers: Grazie!! 

Coming events

Italian Festival Month in Newmarket

September 1 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Corsini Collection at the Auckland Art Gallery

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Ferrari cars at Festival Italiano

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Zona Bambini

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Vespa love

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm