The 2019 Piazza in the Park (PitP) held on 23rd June is an authentic free family friendly community event that encourages residents and visitors to the city to become Italian for the Day!
The past three festivals have attracted between 3-4000 attendees (each day) to Spinks Park in Lismore’s CBD, with 25% joining the fun from outside the region. The outdoor riverside location is filled with Italian music, Italian food and Italian wine and a number of diverse activities with a distinctive Italian twist. The Festival runs from 10-3pm and is on the day after Lismore’s iconic Lantern Parade (which will be celebrating 25 years in 2019).
The boutique event attracts around 15 stallholders and is supported by 40 energetic volunteers from across the community.
Community organisations surrounding the park have also benefited from the day including Lismore Croquet Club, the CWA rooms and the Richmond River Historical Society. The Italo-Australian Sports and Recreation Club uses this event as a major fundraiser.