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CARNEVALE 2017 "a slice of Italy in Adelaide"


After having humble but exciting beginnings in Rundle Mall, Elder Park, Adelaide Oval, Norwood Oval and the Rymill Park the Italian Festival/Carnevale moved to a new and exciting location - The Adelaide Showground in 2009.

The outstanding previous success and growth of this major event in Adelaide has given us the wonderful opportunity to relocate Carnevale to the Adelaide Showground.

In 2016, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Italian Festivals in South Australia.

In air-conditioned comfort the public will have the opportunity to experience "Italy in Adelaide", in Goyder Pavilion, Duncan Gallery and Jubilee Pavilion.

Hamilton Boulevard will be transformed into the typical Italian piazza with its aromas, foods, market style marquees and alfresco outdoor dining areas. The Al Fresco Stage will offer entertainment in the afternoon and the evening, as will the Main Stage inside in Piazza Jubilee.

What a wonderful way to sit back and absorb the exciting atmosphere of the Italian lifestyle which has become so much part of our South Australian culture!

The Coordinating Italian Committee is recognised for staging this major fundraising event. It is one of the major festivals in Australia and one of the many festivals on the South Australian calendar. It contributes to the proud tradition of the Festival State. It is an opportunity for the South Australian Italian community to share its vibrant culture and traditions with the rest of the community.