The Ever-Evolving Lygon Street Festa

The evolution of the Lygon Street Festival is near and dear to Melbourne’s heart. No one quite does family like the Italians and we embrace the warmth of the people, the tastes of their table, and the charm of their culture to the fullest, especially during their Italian festival. This year the Lygon Street Festa is the Melbourne Italian Festa 2022 and we are here for it!

Melbourne Italian Festa 2022 is a FREE EVENT
Sunday 3rd April, from 10am to 9pm
Piazza Italia, Argyle Square.

Carlton Celebrates Melbourne Italian Festa

For over 40 years Carlton has celebrated Italian culture and traditions bringing together first, second and third generation Italians and those who adore Italian culture. Previously known as La Dolce Italia, Lygon Street Fiesta, or the Festa Primavera, the Melbourne Italian Festa 2022 is a melting pot of sights and sensations showcasing Italy’s fabulous culture in Melbourne.

The festival celebrates everything from contemporary and traditional music to food and wine, art, and culture.

Cafe Culture

A great way to start your festival is with a coffee and pastry from the bevy of baristas and patisseries. Lygon Street is the epicentre of cafes and well all know, Italians Do It Better! Be tempted by latte, cappuccino, affogato, frappe, espresso, or Tiamo’s signature Cremespresso.

A Foodies Feast

Italian food is the food of love made from the kitchen of the heart – la cucina del cuore.

For foodies, there will be an array of delicious dishes available including seafood, pizza, and pasta served by some of Calton’s most popular restaurants as well as market stalls featuring fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables.

Authentic Italian cooking demands only the best quality ingredients so you can expect the most delicious meats, cheeses, basil, tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil at the food stalls.

Simple toppings do wonders. Red, white and green are how they roll in Italy, where the classic Margherita pizza—tomato, mozzarella, and basil—is a sublime combination in taste sensation.

Entertaining Activities For The Family

The Melbourne Italian Festa is rich with free events that will get your toes tapping, your hips swaying, and the adrenaline pumping.

Besides the delicious food and wine stalls, there are plenty of kid’s activities and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The carnival atmosphere showcases roving street performers, fashion trends, craft markets, stalls, and live music, both contemporary and traditional.

And don’t dismiss the endless entertainment of “people watching.” It’s been so long since we’ve all seen each other. A smile is more contagious than a yawn!

Melbourne Italian Festa 2022 is a FREE EVENT
Sunday 3rd April, from 10am to 9pm
Piazza Italia in Argyle Square
153-159 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

Melbourne Italian Festa is an unmissable event for anyone with a passion for food, wine, music, and culture. Get the whole family involved in this year’s festival as we embrace the iconic Italian Festival of Lygon Street and the spectacular city of Melbourne.