Sydney's most loved Italian street festival will celebrate 21 years in 2018.

Ferragosto is 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, 19 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, including our headline act, Italian-Australian Comedian, James Liotta.

There will also be children's rides and activities, fun competitions, dazzling displays of Italian vehicles – including Mini Fiats, Ducati Bikes and Alfa Romeos - plus more.

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.

Stallholder information

Stallholder applications now closed. See our stallholder information page for full details or contact council's events team events.admin@canadabay.nsw.gov.au to be placed on the waitlist.


Your business could be part of Ferragosto. Help make the event special by taking up one of our sponsorship packages. Read our Ferragosto 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus and visit our Ferragosto Sponsorship page for more details.


A look back at Ferragosto 2017


A big thank you to all our amazing sponsors!

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Page last updated on: 17/08/18

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