Friendship Festival - Piazza in the Park
Molesworth Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia
1st October 2017
The Friendship Festival pays tribute to Lismore’s ‘friendship relationship’ with Conegliano in the Veneto of northern Italy with a marketplace festival in Spinks Park to celebrate the contribution made by Italian settlers to the district over the last 100 years. The Piazza in the Park invites all to come and ‘be an Italian for a day’. Held on the day after the Lismore's iconic Lantern Parade, the Piazza in the Park features a spectacular variety of musical entertainment from choirs to accordions, fabulous Italian cuisine, food stalls, Italian themed merchandise, a display of Italian cars and bikes, competitions and Italian conversation so people can actively embrace the culture, food, and art of Italy in the centrally located Spinks Park. The adjacent Lismore Regional Gallery, Historical Society Museum, CWA, and the Croquet Club will also be open to attract visitors. Due to unfortunate weather conditions the event was postponed from Sunday June to Sunday October 1.