Sydney's most loved Italian street festival celebrated 21 years in 2018, and will be back bigger than ever in 2019!

Ferragosto is the 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.

In 2019, Ferragosto will be held on Sunday, 18 August along 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, along with free amusement rides.

There will be children's activities, fun competitions, fashion shows, and dazzling displays of Italian vehicles including Mini Fiats, Ducati bikes, Alfa Romeos plus more. Click here to download the 2019 Ferragosto Event Guide.

Important traffic and transport information:

  • Great North Road will be closed between Queens Road and Lyons Road from 3am to 10pm and detours will be in place so the best way to get there is by public transport. For more information visit www.livetraffic.com

  • Buses in the area will be diverting around the closures. Click here to visit the Transport for NSW website and find out more.

  • We will be operating a free Ferragosto shuttle bus between 10am-4pm. Click here for the map.

Stallholder information

2019 STALLHOLDER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - applications close Monday, 17 June 2019.

Early Bird applications close Friday, 24 May 2019


To be placed on a waitlist, please contact Council's events team via email events@canadabay.nsw.gov.au

2019 Ferragosto Stallholder Fees

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Your business could be a part of Ferragosto, the City of Canada Bay's biggest and most loved cultural event on the calendar.

Now in its 22nd year, Ferragosto celebrates the Italian heritage of Five Dock and surrounding suburbs and attracts over 110,000 visitors. 

In 2019, Ferragosto will be held on Sunday, 18 August along Great North Road, Five Dock from 10am to 4pm. 

Help make the event special by taking up one of our sponsorship packages. Read our Ferragosto 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus for details.

At the City of Canada Bay we can specifically tailor sponsorship packages to meet your needs. 

For more information contact Council’s Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator at sponsorships@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or on 9911 6555.

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Ferragosto entertainment


The FerraVarieta stage, located outside Club Five Dock RSL near the Queens Rd intersection, will showcase traditional Italian entertainers, including Italian choirs, traditional Italian dancers, and solo performers. Stay tuned for a list of more fabulous headline acts.


The FerraGiovani stage, located opposite Rodd Road, will showcase the talent of children from across our City.


Tuck into some Italian snacks while watching classic Italian films at our outdoor cinema area.

The experience will include deck chairs, bean bags, tables and chairs on the grassed section of the St Alban's church ground to create a family friendly picnic area.


FerraCucina (our kitchen stage) is located in Fred Kelly Place and will feature local and celebrity chefs serving up their best Italian-inspired delights with minimal waste.

The FerraComunita stage, located on Ramsay Road, will showcase dynamic performances from inner west dance groups and vocalists.

FerraModa is the place to see all things Italian fashion.

Featuring local fashion retailers and Italian masquerade masks, the parades run throughout the day with Italian tombola competitions held in-between shows.

Time Performance
11am Fashion Show
11:30am Tombola Competition
12:30pm Fashion Show
1pm Tombola Competition
2pm Fashion Show
2:30pm  Tombola Competition

Please note - times may be subject to change without notice.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Partner:

Silver Partners: 

Italy in a GlassSUEZ EnvironmentLittle Zak's Academy Logo

Club Five Dock RSL

Canada Bay Club

Bronze Partners:

Bar Coco

Channel Nine Logo

Car Display Sponsors:

Cantebury BMW Logo

Canterbury Mini Garage Logo

Friends of Ferragosto:

Cremeria de Luca

Duccio Gelato


Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre

Lavazza Italian Film Festival