Ferragosto at home

This year we celebrated Ferragosto at home

We weren't able to gather as usual for Ferragosto this year but we still celebrated our fantastic Italian food, culture and heritage on Sunday, 16 August.

To celebrate Ferragosto at home, we encouraged residents and businesses to put up Ferragosto decorations in red, white and green and host a long table lunch or 'Pranzo Ferragosto'. We also appointed our very first Ferragosto Ambassador, Vincenzo of Vincenzo's Plate, who hosted a live cook-a-long on the day and showed us how to make some delicious Italian food. Click here to download the recipes.

A live online broadcast aired on the day with performances, interviews and much more. Click here for more information and to watch the broadcast in its entirety.

Make sure to tag #ferragostoathome @FerragostoNSW and @canadabay when sharing your Ferragosto at home pictures online!

If you'd like to take a walk down memory lane, check out our 2019 Ferragosto event guide here.

What was involved?

Menu del Giorno

Our special menu of the day was presented by our Ferragosto Ambassador, Vincenzo of Vincenzo's Plate, with a live cook-along to demonstrate how to make it along with some special cocktails to set the scene.

The menu of the day consisted of Tuna Crudo, Linguine & Prawns, and Pork Milanese. Click here to download the recipes.

Online broadcast

A live program was streamed online on Sunday, 16 August. The online broadcast included a combination of live and pre-recorded interviews, music, and video. One of our hosts was Chris Castle — a regular at Ferragosto as our Main Stage MC.

Click here for more information and to watch the broadcast in its entirety. The broadcast was also streamed live on the day at ferragosto.com.au

Dress the driveway

To celebrate Ferragosto at home we asked residents and businesses to decorate their drive, garden or balcony in Ferragosto style for the chance to win a prize pack valued over $250. decorate your drive, garden, or balcony in Ferragosto style and enter the dress the driveway competition!

For competition details and to take a look at the winning entry, click here