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Crescent Street to transform into Little Italy

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Ricardo Bona will be performing at the Crescent Street presents Little Italy event on the Saturday night.

Next month you can experience the magic of Italy in Childers with Crescent Street set to come alive with a splash of colour, Italian-themed food vendors and plenty of la musica as part of the 2022 Childers Festival.

With everything from traditional Italian flavours including salami vendors, gnocchi and wood-fired pizza, there will be something for everyone with the event kicking off at 4 pm on Saturday 30 July.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the event was a fantastic opportunity for Childers to showcase its multicultural roots. 

“I encourage everyone to spend the night in Childers on Saturday night, with Crescent street transforming into Little Italy ahead of the festival day on Sunday,” Cr Learmonth said.

“Childers is a very multicultural community and showcasing cultures has always been a big part of the festival line up, with this night a chance for people to relax and enjoy all that is on offer.”

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A range of food vendors will transform Crescent Street.

Food vendors who will help transform Crescent Street into Little Italy include:

  • BayFusion will be bringing a fantastic menu of Italian favourites including creamy penne pasta, cannelloni, garlic bread and Panacotta with local mango/pistachio to name a few
  • Hungry Rhino’s Woodfired Pizza
  • Tasty Street Food’s special menu of arancini and gnocchi
  • Bugsy’s Creamy Creations Gelato
  • Moffatdale Ridge Winery’s selection of wines
  • Goose On The Loose selling their Artisan range of premium salami
  • Old Style Gourmet with their traditional wood-smoked smallgoods
  • Rotary will have a sausage sizzle
  • Isis Masonic Lodge will be running the Crescent Street bar

The Italian flair will be combined with some great local artists as well as performances from 10-piece soundwave sensation The Sunny Coast Rude Boys, Kiwi crooner Danny Faifai from “The Koi Boys”, a feature performance from world-renowned Italian tenor David De Vito, plus much more.

Live entertainment on the Paverock Quarry stage will include:

  • 4 – 4.30 pm Isis District State High School String Orchestra
  • 4.30 – 5 pm Bundaberg State High School Instrumental Music
  • 5 – 5.20 pm Ricardo Bona
  • 5.20 – 6 pm Jake and Elwood Blues Brothers Show
  • 6 – 6.15 pm David De Vito
  • 6.15 – 7.30 pm Danny Faifai from “The Koi Boys”
  • 7.30 – 9 pm Sunny Coast Rude Boys

You can find the full Childers Festival program here

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