Norton Street Italian Festa is a large annual street festival in Leichhardt, with more than 140,000 people coming together each year in late October to celebrate all things Italian.
This street has long been known as ‘little Italy’, with the suburb of Leichhardt being the emotional centre of the Italian community in Sydney – mainly because it was the first stop for many of the first Italian immigrants to the city many decades ago.
Norton Street Italian Festa 2020 Leichhardt, Dates, Parking & Times, Sydney
It’s also an ideal family day with carnival rides, jumping castles, animal farms, pony rides, street performers and face painters – all available to keep the kids entertained. There’s also other concerts and dancing displays featuring other entertainers to keep spirits high throughout the day, as well as a display of famous Italian car and motorcycle models; like the Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati.
And best of all, entry to the Norton Street Italian Festa is free and so are all the activities! But make sure you take your wallet or purse because you’re sure to be tempted by all the great Italian food and coffee on offer.
Leichhardt is an inner-city suburb that’s 7km west of the CBD. It is also easily accessible via public transport (bus or train services). Petersham is the nearest train station and it’s on the Main Suburban Line.