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Other Festivals

Did you know that many other italian festivals exist worldwide?!

As a festival promoting Italian Heritage, we believe it is important to support our friends around the globe working towards the same goals. Therefore, we have created an international collaboration with diverse and interesting festivals.

To observe the scope of our Italian roots, click on this map! Discover our partners below... and go visit them, why not?

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Italian Day on The Drive - Vancouver, Canada  

Where : Commercial Drive, spanning from Venables St to Grandview Cut
When : June 10th, 2018


Looking for the biggest celebration of Italian culture west of the Mediterranean? Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive for it’s 9th year in 2018 to celebrate Italian culture, community and heritage. Commercial Drive transforms into a festive, 14-block celebration zone, filled with exciting merchants, food vendors, live entertainment and more! 

2018's festival saw Italian Day on The Drive take the top spot as the largest one-day cultural street festival in Vancouver with an estimated 300,000+ attendees, and next year's event is expected to be no different.


Main events:

- Delicious street food
- Live music and theatre
- Street performers
- Classic cars
- Italian Movies
- Raffle
- Featured Attractions at Italian Day

Special fact : 
The largest one-day cultural street festival in Vancouver!



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St. Anthony's Italian Festival  - Wilmington, United States 

Where : 901 N DuPont St. Wilmington
When : June 10th to 17th, 2018

The Festival offers a wide variety of delicious and authentic Italian food specialties. Experience a virtual tour of Italy during your visit by dining in our various indoor and outdoor dining locations. Throughout the years, St. Anthony’s has been proud to present the very finest in both traditional Italian and contemporary pop music. We recruit professional musicians from up and down the East Coast annually. Artists join us from throughout the East Coast, and as far away as the Midwest.  We welcome back Fulvio & Sal, and Don Felice, as we ll as FM Band, Slippery, and Power Play. We are also pleased to welcome “home grown” talent as well, including local favorites like The Smooth Sounds of  Steve Silicato, & St. Anthony’s own The Mardels

Our schedule of entertainment is full of exciting, renowned performers all eight nights at each of three outdoor stages by more than a dozen different entertainers. For only $5 come and enjoy the Italian culture!

Main events :

- Several great outdoor concerts
- Church Lighting Attraction!
- Fiat 500 car show
- Family Fun Night On Our Midway Rides and Games
- Sfilata Dei Fiori - Parade! 

Special fact : 
The Church Lighting Attraction is now a trademark of the festival in partnership with LightAction! 




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Taste of Little Italy - Toronto, Canada  

Where : 622 College Street, Toronto
When : June 15th-17th 2018


From June 15th to 17th join us for our biggest festival of the year, the Taste of Little Italy. A festival that celebrates College Street’s rich Italian history as well as the eclectic international community of today. Enjoy live music by performers from around the world, check out artisan vendors, savour a drink on one of the many patios, and indulge in the food.

With so many choices, from restaurants and street kiosks, to the myriad of tastings, you won’t leave hungry. Come to eat slowly, sip slowly and go slowly, while enjoying the unique neighbourhood that is Little Italy!

Main events:

- Many great outdoor concerts
- Raffle (in 2017, it was for a trip to Italy!)
- Food and beverages
- Street performers 

Special fact : 
You can win a trip to Italy for two just by taking a picture of yourself at the festival and posting it online! 




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TUSCIA FILM FEST - Tuscia, Italy 

Where : Piazza San Lorenzo, Viterbe
When : July 6-15th, 2018

TUSCIA FILM FEST is a year of film promotion in Viterbo and province. Also, from July 4th to 14th 2017, in Piazza San Lorenzo in Viterbo, there will be projections and meetings with the protagonists of Italian cinema for the 14th edition! San Lorenzo in the historic center of Viterbo, is one of the most beautiful places in the capital city of Tuscia. Dominated by the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and its bell tower, it is surrounded by some buildings of great historical-architectural importance, such as the old city hospital - whose Etruscan foundations are clearly visible at the street level at the corner with Via San Lorenzo - and the Palace of the Popes.

On the south side of the square is the 13th-century building of the Loess Day Valentine's Day, named after the name of the priory, which in 1458 purchased it, while the north side is dominated by the Palace of the Popes Loggia, elongated and reconstructed in 1266 with the erection of Viterbo to papal office, which communicates the true Papal Palace, in particular the Conclave Hall, with the buildings on the east side of the square.

It is home to the Tuscia Film Fest of 2014 and the arena set up in it can accommodate over 1,000 people! Purchase your ticket and come enjoy great movies!

Main events:

Film projections
- Meetings with directors and actors

Special fact : 
It is an outdoor film festival also involved with the Italian Film Festival in Berlin! 




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Galbani Little Italy Festival - New-York, United Stated

Where : The Riverside Festival Site - Exchange Blvd.
When : August 16th, 2018


Join us for the 5th Annual Little Italy Festival -- June 16th at Marina Auto Stadium! 

The Little Italy Fest is one of Rochester's biggest & most inclusive neighborhood celebrations. This year is a very special year! We're celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Rochester's Italian American community! (1868 - 2018) Last year, the Little Italy Festival was voted a "Best Cultural Festival" by the readers of City Newspaper! We will be honoring St. Anthony this year and the festival will also feature headline entertainment, and great food, and a very fun "Spaghetti Eating Contest" --- plus the opportunity to Meet Miss Finger Lakes 2018, Ms. Diana Russo! The event also features a professional USL Soccer match between Toronto FC II vs. Indianapolis Eleven, from 7-9PM! Great music all day, starting at 11am, and a spectacular Fireworks Show at 10pm to end the night!
One of Rochester's most exciting & inclusive neighborhood celebrations!
Main events :

- "Aaron Caruso" famous Italian Tenor and Las Vegas Showman!
- Grammy nominee Chaz Bruce and the "James Brown Experience"; with the comedy of Rochester's favorite short guy, Toshamnn Powell, with a special guest appearance by FRANKIE SCINTA!
- One of Rochester's favorite Salsa bands "Orquesta Antonetti"! 
- Great Italian Hits by Franco Ciffa & the Andy Calabrese Orchestra!
- "Graziana Maria Lazzaro" straight from Taranto, italy with love! (Classic & modern Italian music)
- Paolo & Felice "The Strolling Gondoliers"! (Classic Italian Music)
- "IGNITE!" Rochester's favorite reggae band! One love!
- Rochester's favorite DJ from Club 2001 fame, "DJ Lino Nobrega" spinning all your favorite Italian and International Hits between sets!
- Dont' forget the FIREWORKS SHOW at 10pm!!

Special fact : 
The First Downtown Italian Festival in 30 years!



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Italian Family Festa - San Jose, United States

Where :1650 Senter Rd, San Jose
When: August 25th and 26th 2018

Description :
We invite you to stop by and experience what Italians already know; sharing the day with great friends and family, authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment, and strolling the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants is “La Vita Dolce Italiana.”

Now in its 37th year, the Italian Family Festa has evolved and flourished drawing over 35,000 attendees annually. So grab a lawn chair, blanket or come as you are and join us in the park for a day of fun and festivities!
Admission is always FREE!

Main events:

Live continuous entertainment
- Wine Tasting Garden
- Italian sweet and savory foods
- Wine, beer and soft drinks
- Culinary demos, wine & cultural discussions, gardening tips
- San Jose Sharks Slap Shot - Fun for everyone!
- Bocce AND Bambini Bocce!!
- Face painting
- Grape stomp
- Specialty food sampling
- Unique arts & crafts
- Fun activities for the entire family

Special fact :
The Italian Family Festa, now in its 37th year, is the premier signature event of the Italian American Heritage Foundation(IAHF)! Every year a dedicated volunteer team of 25 chairpersons take part in planning and developing the Festa!



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Festa Italiana - Salt Lake City, United States

Where : Salt Lake City, United States
When: September 15th and 16th, 2018

Description :

Festa Italiana is Salt Lake City's own Italian Festival and has been a big hit in Salt Lake County since its inception 3 years ago. Last year, 16,000+ people attended the free festival showcasing the culture of Italy through its food, music, art, and all its vibrancy. We offered 2 straight days of music featuring local artists and artists from all over the world including from Italy. We also allowed people to taste the flavors of Italy with 14 unique, authentic restaurants from around the Valley. This was a great way for people to experience what Salt Lake County has to offer through several of its authentic Italian Restaurants. We coordinate with other nonprofits on the festival including Catholic Community Services, Utah State Historical Society, and the Italian Club of Salt Lake. We shared all proceeds with Catholic Community Services to support their homeless outreach programs.


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Festival Italiano - Auckland, New-Zealand 

Where : Osborne St, Kent St and Rialto Centre Newmarket
When: October 28th 2018

Description :

The largest Italian Festival in New Zealand is back again in Newmarket, bringing a celebration of Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa.

The Italian Festival Season in Auckland will be on 28th October hosting a variety of  Italian events in Auckland. The apex will be our popular street event Festival Italiano on 1 October from 11 am to 4 pm, covering Osborne Street, Kent Street and Rialto Centre in Newmarket. The whole area will become pedestrian-only, hosting al fresco restaurants and eating areas, an Italian market with over 40 stalls, live music and entertainment, spot prizes, a kids pavilion, and lots of surprises!

Join us at Festival Italiano for a full day of free entertainment! Enjoy the eclectic Italian music selection by Luca Montagni, and Napoli Central‘s jazz with a Parthenopean twist.  The Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra will also return with a unique repertoire dedicated to the Festival Italiano, while young Tenor Cameron Casey will perform some of the most popular opera arias. 

Plus there will be spot prizes, more live music, Tarantella dances, buskers, exhibits and marching Roman soldiers in Rialto Centre, Lumsden Green and all around Newmarket. There will be a new area for the children, zona bambini, inside Rialto Centre (upstairs, in the Food Court) with art-making activities with Auckland Art Gallery and Dante Alighieri School, and many more surprises during the day.

Main events:

- Dante School Raffle
- Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra
- Imperial Roman soldiers parade
- Ferrari cars exhibit
- Italian Motorcycles
- Concerts 

Special fact :
New Zealand largest Italian street event!



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Italian Film Festival Berlin - Berlin, Germany 

Where : Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin
When : November 7th to 11th 2018

We invite you from November 7th to the 11th at Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg).

Italian actors, directors, scriptwriters and experts will be there to talk about “Il Grande Cinema Italiano”. It will be possible to meet the most famous faces of the italian cinema: actors, directors, critics and so on!

Four days full of meetings and films. The films selected are among those which have been most successful with the public. Furthermore, they received the most prestigious awards and widespread critical acclaim. 
Don't miss it!

Main events:

- Film projections
- Meetings with directors, actors and critics 

Special fact : 
You can go there and see the best Italian movies in Berlin! 




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Montreal's Italian Week (us) - Montreal, Canada

Where : Little Italy, Montreal
When: August 3rd to 12th, 2018

Description :

Montreal's Italian Week festival celebrates Italy’s beauty and diversity, as well as Italian fashion, musical, artistic, gastronomic and folk culture.

On the agenda, a great number of varied and fascinating activities that will let you dive into the aromas and culture of this community: outdoor opera, fashion show under the stars, classical and popular music concerts, FIAT 500 cars exhibit, Italian films, provide just a glimpse of the activities offered during this cultural festival. Italians and non-Italians come together to share and celebrate. This year, Montreal’s Italian Week Festival is happening from August 4th to 13th , 2017; come experience the Dolce Vita!

The event will take place in many different places in Montreal from August 4th to 10th : Saint-Léonard, Lasalle, NDG, etc. However, it will mainly be in Little Italy from August 11th to 13th.

Main events:

- ''Moda Sotto le Stelle'' Fashion Show
- Dessert contest for the best Cannoli
- Beaver tails eating contest : Eat as fast as you can
- Fiat 500 Car Show
- Outdoor shows of many Italian musicians

Special fact :
Moved through Montreal to many different places and has been going on for 24 years!



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