The Central Coast Italian Festival is the largest regional cultural event on the Central Coast. 2010, our inaugural event, started a succession of annual, fabulous festivals! Thousands of people have joined in the celebration of a culture steeped in history since our first festival.
Join us to celebrate all things Italian on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016.
Italian vino, birra, cuisine and coffee is found in plentiful quantities!
Be entertained with traditional folk dancing, music, song, comedy and puppetry.
Enjoy the Italian car and bikes display or visit the fashion stalls.
Fire up your imagination and dream of destination Italy, when Italian State Tourism shows
their presentation on this fabulous country.
On the 9th & 10th of April, the quiet seaside village of Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
will be transformed into a bustling hub of Italian culture, when the annual Central Coast
Italian Festival returns.
The resort is inspired by Mediterranean architecture, adorned with Italian Renaissance artwork, furnished with antiques-including authentic Hollywood Film memorabilia and
finished with beautiful stained glass windows.
The original festival was planned in response to residents, businesses and tourists
in the Ettalong Beach area, commenting on the unique venue found at
Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort and its potential to hold community events.
Owned, built and managed by Jerry Altavilla, Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort started out
as a modest market. It has grown into a resort filled with culture and activity, boasting the:
50 stall, undercover Ettalong Market
6 screen state-of-the-art Cinema Paradiso
40 room boutique Motel Paradiso
11 Restaurants/Bars & 4 Cafes
5 Function Rooms/Areas - including the stunning Piazza St Pano