Augusto (Gus) De Romanis, Luigi De Luca, Salvatore De Luca, Mirella, Cosima De Vito and Adele pictured in Cremeria De Luca
Local celebrity Cosima

Sydney’s premier Italian festival Ferragosto celebrates 20 years this year on Sunday, August 20.

Great North Road, Five Dock will come alive with the tastes and sounds of Italy on Sunday, 20 August 2017 between 10am and 4pm. Save the date or get in touch now to book a stall or be a sponsor.

“Last year’s festival attracted over 110,000 people, with this being Ferragosto’s 20th birthday, we are working to make it better than ever,” Mayor Helen McCaffrey said.

“Ferragosto is grounded in the strongly-Italian local community, and the festival provides a great day out for family and friends to celebrate the lively multiculturalism of the area.”

Now in its 20th year, Ferragosto will showcase the best of Italian culture, entertainment and cooking with over 120 food and merchandise stalls and spectacular dance and music performances across five different stages. Already booked to perform are recording artist, Australian Idol finalist and Five Dock business owner Cosima De Vito, Coro D’Abruzzo Italian Choir and Shine Dance Academy Tarantella Dancers, with more performers, chefs and children’s entertainers still to be announced.

Free rides and activities, including a petting zoo, are sure to keep the children entertained.

Sponsors include Lavazza Italian Film Festival and Devine Real Estate, with opportunities still available until Friday, 12 May.

Stallholder early bird specials end Tuesday, April 18 with stallholder applications closing Friday, June 2.

Stallholder and sponsor information is available on our website. To keep up to date with announcements, follow our Facebook event.