|When:||04/08/2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Great North Road, Five Dock
Sydney’s most beloved Italian street festival is back and bigger than ever in 2019!
Ferragosto is the City of Canada Bay‘s largest annual event, last year attracting a bumper crowd of close to 110,000 visitors to Five Dock – a suburb with strong Italian links.
This year, Ferragosto will be held on Sunday, 18 August on Great North Road, Five Dock from 10am to 4pm.
Explore the best of Italian culture, entertainment and cooking with more than 300 retailers and food and merchandise stalls offering delicious street eats and handcrafted goods. There will be spectacular dance and music performances across five stages, along with free amusement rides.
There will be children’s activities, fun competitions, fashion shows, and dazzling displays of Italian vehicles including Mini Fiats, Ducati bikes, Alfa Romeos plus more.
Feel free to share this page among your famiglia, amici and social networks.
**For stallholder applications and more information, head to: bit.ly/ferragosto2019**
A bit of history…
Ferragosto began in 1998 as an initiative of Five Dock’s Main Street Committee. The event was originally held in the Garfield Street car park for the first few years but as it grew, it moved to Great North Road. It has now expanded from Queens Road to Lyons Road – approximately 800 metres in length plus most side streets. As the demand, size and costs of the event increased, so did Council’s involvement.
The festival preserves its roots in the strongly-Italian local community, with considerable support and interest from local businesses, entertainers, community organisations and residents. The event draws a mixed crowd with close to 60 per cent of attendees coming from the City of Canada Bay and the rest from the broader Sydney area. The crowd demographics are mixed with all age groups represented and a broad cross section of cultures.