Festival of International Understanding Only Weeks Away!

Published on 27 February 2024

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The program for the 2024 Cowra Festival of International Understanding is all but finalised with Italy the guest nation for this year’s event also confirmed. The Festival, now in its 59th year, is less than a month away, and scheduled to take place from March 22 to March 24, 2024, in Cowra, NSW.

Lisa Flanagan, the festival coordinator, has been busy locking everything in for what promises to be a very popular three days in Cowra.

We have been extremely busy working through everything to ensure another enjoyable and well- run festival,” said Lisa Flanagan.

From welcoming our major sponsor Club Cowra and securing support from Antonio’s Wines, to confirming event locations and entertainment - there has been a lot going on,” Lisa said.

"If you are still keen to get involved or sponsor the festival, please don’t hesitate to reach out as it’s not too late!"

Italy will be the focus this year as the guest nation – the second time since 1969. Always a popular choice, Italy is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, delectable cuisine, and vibrant traditions, Italy is expected to captivate the hearts of both locals and travellers alike.

In the weeks leading up to the festival, 13 Youth Ambassadors will also be visiting Canberra and the Italian Embassy before the festival in a bid to learn more about Italian culture as well as promote the event. Those ambassadors are Charlie Graham, Mackay Sullivan, Maddie Tremble, Cohan Harden, Laura Brice, Lucas Bryant, Imogen McCormick, Tobie Hubber, Maddi Densmore, Beth Kollas, Henry Anderson, Abby Slattery and Addison Skinner.

All the pieces are finally coming together for what should be one of the more popular festivals in recent history and I look forward to seeing you all there!”

For further information and updates on the Festival of International Understanding, please visit the Festival of International Understanding Facebook page or www.cowracouncil.com.au.

For further information or to get involved, please contact Lisa Flanagan at 0499 806 140 or festival@cowra.nsw.gov.au.

Please find links to book tickets for Pizza Eating competition and What's On(PDF, 738KB)   for movies at Cowra Civic Centre.

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