Entertainment 2017-09-21T13:35:24+00:00


Join us at Festival Italiano for a full day of free entertainment! 

11.00am 11.10am Paolo Rotondo and John Kirwan introduce the Festival

11.10am 11.40am Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra

11.40am 11.50am Quiz Time with prizes

11.50am12.00pm Tarantella dances

12.00pm 12.20pm Opera with Tenor Cameron Casey

12.30pm 1.00pm Speakers

Sir John Kirwan , Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland President, Mark Knoff-Thomas, CE Newmarket Business Association, Pippa Coom, Chair, Waitematā Local Board, HE Fabrizio Marcelli, Italian Ambassador in New Zealand

1.00pm 1.20pm Game with prizes: Dancing with the Italians

1.20pm 1.30pm Opera with Tenor Cameron Casey

1.30pm 1.45pm Interlude with Il Raccolto NZ : flute, lute, violin and tambourine

1.45pm 2.00pm Italian Music with DJ Felix Brandt

2.00pm 3.10pm Napoli Central Italian Jazz band and quiz with il Casaro

3.10pm 3.30pm DJ and more spot prizes

3.40pm 4.00pm Raffle Draw



Upstairs in the food court

11.00am 4.00pm All day art workshops  with the Auckland Art Gallery and Dante School for children
Forza Bikes 11.00am 4.00pm Exhibition of classic Italian racing bikes  and Giro d’Italia memorabilia
FESTIVAL OPENING – TARANTELLA 11.00am 11.10am Kim Santarelli Dance Academy
Taktak Trio 11.10am 11.30am Flute trio
AUCKLAND MANDOLINATA ORCHESTRA 12.00pm 12.30pm Mandolin concert
Accordion 12.30pm 1.00pm Fisarmonica
IMPERIAL ROMAN LEGION 1.00pm 1.30pm Roman Soldiers arriving in Rialto Centre, photo opportunities
Accordion 1.30pm 2.00pm Fisarmonica
IL RACCOLTO NZ 2.30pm 3.00pm  flute, lute, violin and tamburine
Tarantella 3.10pm 3.30pm Kim Santarelli Dance Academy
ARRIVEDERCI 3.30pm 4.00pm  Festival ending
FERRARI CAR DISPLAY 9.00am 3.00pm Lumsden Green
ITALIAN CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES 10.00am 3.00pm Riding around Newmarket and then in Lumsden Green from 10:30
IMPERIAL ROMAN LEGION 10:30am 4:00pm  Marching down form Carlton Gore Rd into Newmarket, covering all main streets and stopping for photos with the public.
STORE SPECIALS 10:00am all day Discounts, displays, refreshments etc. from stores all around Newmarket (click here for more info)
All other events: Click here for the full calendar of events and things to do.