Prepare yourselves for a week of Italian madness here in Newmarket with the highlight of the week – Festival Italiano on Sunday 28 September on Osborne and Kent Streets, 11am to 4pm.
There are events for everyone to enjoy, including dancing, musical entertainment, over 30 fantastic Italian market stalls selling food, drink, wine and Italian goods. There will also be spot prizes and quizzes. Look out for these events as well:
- A fabulous children’s pavilion.
- A display of amazing Ferraris by the Ferrari Club, also 100 motorbikes and scooters, on Lumsden Green on both Saturday 27 and Sunday 28, 10.30am – 2.30pm.
- Recital of song presented by the Opera Factory who will be presenting a 60 minutes programme of popular Italian songs and arias. Phone 921 7801 to book, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Support the Dante Alighieri Italian School for children by buying a raffle ticket and you could win a trip to Italy, along with other fantastic prizes. This will be drawn at 3.30pm.
The Italian Film Festival is also running 24 September to 12 October at the Rialto Cinema.
Go to www.newmarket.co.nz/events/festival-italiano.aspx?parentid=2991 for further events and timetable.