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Organisers of the Lismore’s Piazza in the Park are disappointed that the lastest bout of inclement weather has played havoc with plans to host the 2017 Lismore Friendship Festival on Sunday June 25.

In consultation with Lismore City Council staff and festival stakeholders from around the region it has been decided to host the festival on Sunday, 1 October 2017 in Spinks Park.

Organisers said this would offer a late spring feel for the community celebrations and daylight saving would encourage people to stay into the early evening to enjoy the various cultural activities, including authentic Italian food, wine, music, dancing and family activities.

It is a great disappointment for all the volunteers, guests, stallholders and performers who were to contribute to the program on Sunday, however, they have all resolved to make the 1 October event a spectacular experience for locals and visitors to the city.

Popular Italian entertainer Domenico will return, as will the special guests of the Festival, the Italian Consul general Arturo Arcano and Armando Gardiman lawyer and social justice advocate.

The inaugural tug-o- war will be a feature and time now exists for teams to prepare for this major aspect of the festivities.

Enquiries regarding the rescheduled Friendship Festival please contact Friendship Festival Manager, Aliison Kelly, @ 0428216079 or [email protected] or follow developments on Facebook.


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