Celebrate Italian culture and traditions at Adelaide Italian Festival

Returning for its fourth year, the Adelaide Italian Festival invites all South Australians to immerse themselves in Italian culture for ten days, with a full program running from 10-19 November, showcasing over 70 events.

With the vision to become the world’s greatest Italian festival outside of Italy, the Adelaide Italian Festival celebrates world-class Italian food and wine, art, fashion, culture, music, and traditions.

The record 2023 program features a range of different events from regional dinners, to cooking classes, and Tania Milohis, Chair of the Adelaide Italian Festival, is thrilled at the return of the festival.

“With a mixture of both free and ticketed events, this year’s program has something for all to enjoy, from the foodies to the car enthusiasts, to those who love to explore and delve into cultures other than their own.”

“We are thrilled that this year’s program is our biggest yet with over 70 events – from having 20 events in 2020 to 40 events in 2021, to 60 in 2022, it’s great to see the participation increasing each year, thanks to the support of community clubs, businesses, and the wider community,” Tania continued.

“Our vision for the festival is to invite people of all backgrounds to immerse themselves into Italian culture. Our aim is to transform Adelaide into little Italy for ten days and we want to give people an experience and memories with a classic Italian flavour.”

The festivities begin with a signature pre-event, La Grande Gita, a family-friendly Italian-style bike ride through the Barossa with delicious local food and wine offerings. Other signature events throughout the ten days include the Opening Night Street Party which will see Adelaide’s East End transform into little Italy for the night, the Journey Mass held at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral to honour the state’s Italian migrants, Autoclassica, an all-Italian car and motorbike show that will take over the Festival Plaza for all to enjoy, and a special Closing Gala Dinner which will be “Una Bellissima Serata”.

Adelaide Italian Festival program highlights include:

Bella Notte at Bobbi’s Bar & Restaurant

Saturday 11 November

Immerse yourself in the culinary splendour of Italy at the Adelaide Italian Festival’s enchanting event, Bella Notte at Bobbi’s.

Fashion with Flavour: A Showcase of Style!

Sunday 12 November

Prepare to elevate your style at the ultimate Sunday afternoon event as Italia Ceramics undergoes a transformation into a haven for style enthusiasts. Co-hosted by dynamic duo and Adelaide Italian Festival Ambassadors, Cimon Vozzo, Adelaide Stylist, and Elizabeth Barbaro of Adelaide Gal.

The Grape Escape

Sunday 12 November

A fun-filled day in the sun visiting stunning McLaren Vale. Chartered buses will take guests from Adelaide to selected Italo-Australian wineries, visiting McLaren Vale’s main street along the way. Festivities continue to an afternoon ‘Aperi-pranzo’ with bocce and music at By Fabiano Winery.

Il Viaggio at Nazareth College

Wednesday 15 November

A migration exhibition featuring migration stories and keynote speakers from different generations.

The Marriage of Figaro by State Opera South Australia

16 – 25 November

Save the date for a funny, scandalous, and romantic night at the opera! A timeless masterpiece where mistaken identities, cheating scandals, and forbidden secrets burst at the seams with invention, wit, and Mozart’s vibrant music.

The Adelaide Italian Festival also coincides with La Settimana Della Cucina Italiana, a week dedicated to highlighting Italian cuisine.

The Adelaide Italian Festival is proud to partner with local South Australian businesses such as Galipo Food Company, San Remo, Romeo’s Supermarkets and Zagame Automotive Group, as well as many other supporting partners who all help to deliver the festival.

Free printed copies of the full program will be available at all Romeo’s Supermarkets across Adelaide. The program and all ticket information are also available to view online/

Adelaide Italian Festival

10th – 19th of November, 2023


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