What floats to mind when you think of Italy? We think of pizza and pasta, vino and Aperol Spritz from morning to evening. We think blue skies and beautiful crystal water. We think full bellies, days filled with laughter, dancing, and pure enjoyment. But if you can’t make the trek across the world this year, don’t fret. It’s coming to your doorstep. Welcoming, the Italian Food & Vino Festival!
With celebrations spread over 3 days, there is bound to be an opportunity to celebrate Italy in Noosa this August. The event is off to a roaring start with a ticketed Opening Party at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant on the 26th of August. If you're after an excuse to get the group together for some drinks and dancing on your Friday evening, this is it.
Kicking off at clock-off, you'll be in for 4 hours of indulgence until 9pm. Expect divine canapés by Executive Chef Andrea Ravezzani, a 4 hour drink package featuring Campari cocktails, a Malfy Gin Bar, Ferrari Trento sparkling and entertainment by incredible singer and songwriter, Mick Danby.
The Italian Food & Vino Festival lands in the Noosa Woods Parkland at the end of Hastings Street on Saturday the 27th of August. Catering for your entire family including your little ones, you'll indulge in authentic Italian food, drinks, live music and entertainment, with breathtaking views of the Noosa River.
Boasting a curated range of Italian food and drink in the Produce Market, you'll enjoy all your favourite Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta, panini, gelato, espresso, cannoli and so much more. With all tickets under $30 and under 12's celebrating for free, you'll have access to the food and drink market, bocce, entertainment from 11am-7pm.
Be entertained by world class chefs teaching their ways on stage, test your skills in a game of Bocce with an Aperol Spritz in hand, or take it easy in the Piazza, enjoying entertainment from international DJ's and live bands.
At the Ferrari Long Lunch (SOLD OUT), you'll enjoy incredibly authentic food by the four world class Italian Chef's that are Noosa Waterfront's Andrea Ravezzani, Chef Luca Ciano, Lucio's Marina and Adriano Zumbo. With the included 3 hour drinks package you'll sip plenty of wine by Trento and Terre Forti, enjoy ice cold beer by Heads of Noosa and a speciality cocktail by Seabourne Distillery.
Wine and dine in that comfortable conversation and energy that we love most about Italy, in the stunning setting of the Noosa Woods Parkland. The energy will be high with special guest appearances, flowing drinks and incredible Italian food.
Situated within the Italian Food & Vino Festival site, your ticket includes full entry to the Festival. If you have the right idea, you'll stick around and party into the evening.
There would be no better way to wrap up an incredible 3 days of events than with a high energy, river front Closing Party hosted by the one and only Matteo Galletto of Lucio's Marina. From 1pm-4pm on Sunday the 28th of August, you'll enjoy the Tewantin based restaurant equipped with international DJ Stevie G, delicious roving canapés and an unbelievable selection of drinks. You'll have no choice but to dance the afternoon away (without the stress of flying across the globe to get home).
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