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  • Italian Festivals

    Barcolana Autumn Cup Regatta
    On the second Sunday in October Trieste, the city that embraces the sea, hosts the Barcolana Regatta, which is one of the largest and most popular regattas in the world.

    Battaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges)
    For three days the northern town of Ivrea, which is in the province of Turin, Piedmont, turns orange as they celebrate the Battaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges). This is just one of the many festivals that takes place throughout Italy during Carnevale, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. What makes this festival just a bit crazier than the other celebrations throughout Italy is that the people literally throw oranges at each other.

    Camerata di Colombaia
    This music festival is held in the Comune di Stia, which is located in the region of Tuscany. Check the Web site for dates, times and locations.

    Canton Italian Festival
    This annual event takes place at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton, Ohio. Visit the Web site for dates, itinerary and addtitional information.

    It precedes the Lenten season and is part of the biggest festival on earth.

    Carnival of Putignano
    Carnevale is a tradition celebrated throughout Italy. One of the oldest and definitely the longest event in the world takes place in the ancient town of Putignano in the Puglia region of Italy.

    Feast Days and Holy Days
    This calendar lists the feast days for Saints, holy days and Liturgical Calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.

    The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
    The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society sponsors the longest running Italian festival in the United States and Hammonton, NJ since 1875.

    Feast of San Gennaro
    Since 1926 Little Italy in New York has hosted this annual event. Every September you can enjoy 11 days of delicious food, challenging games, and more. Check the Web site for days and time.

    Feasts of Abruzzo
    Part of the Abruzzo Region Guide is a section devoted to feasts and events held throughout the region.

    Feasts of Calabria
    The Festa della Madonna del Carmine and the Peperoncino festival are just two of the many events held in the region.

    Feasts of Sardinia
    Over centuries Sardinia has been invaded by the likes of the Arabs, Byzantines, Carthaginians, Phoenicians and Romans. These cultures may be gone but they have left an enduring impression on the traditions and festivals.

    Feasts of Sicily
    The Fisherman's Feast and the Feast of Madonna del Mirto are just some of the events that take place on this Mediterranean island.

    Feasts of Tuscany
    There are a wide range of festivals that take place in Tuscany. This guide will help you locate the time and place of these events.

    Festa Coloniale Italiana
    This annual event is sponsored by The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) in the heart of North Beach in San Francisco, CA.

    Festa dei Ceri
    On the eve of the anniversary of the death of Saint Ubaldo, which is May 15th, the town of Gubbio celebrates their patron saint with the Festa dei Ceri.

    Festa della Madonna della Salute
    This annual celebration takes place on November 21st in the city of Venice. It is to honor a commitment made by the people of Venice as they prayed to the Virgin Mary asking her to help rid the city of the plague.

    La Festa Italiana - Scranton PA
    Northeastern Pennsylvania's largest celebration of culture and cuisine will be held over the Labor Day weekend.

    Festa Italiana Seattle
    This festival takes place on the last week of September at the Seattle Center. Find out about activites, bocce and more.

    Festa Italiana SLC
    Hosted at the beautiful Gateway Plaza guests enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Salt Lake City while exploring the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Utah’s thriving Italian community.

    Festivals in Tuscany
    Lists fairs, festivals and events by month.

    The Fisherman's Feast
    This feast originated in the 16th century in Sciacca, Sicily and is based on the devotion of the fisherman to the Madonna del Soccorso. In the U.S. this feast has been celebrated in Boston since 1911.

    Giglio del Sant' Antonio
    This annual event is located in East Harlem on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 115th Street.

    The Human Chess Game
    Every even numbered year in September the people of Marostica recreate this event that happened in 1454.

    Le Infiorate di Spello
    The Infiorate is a flower festival to celebrate the Corpus Domini feast, which takes place on the ninth Sunday after Easter. The ancient Umbrian town of Spello pays homage each year by creating beautiful floral tapestries to celebrate the Eucharist as the body of Christ.

    Italia Festa
    Your guide to music, theater, dance, cinema, and multimedia festivals throughout Italy.

    Italian American Festival in Akron, Ohio
    This festival is sponsored by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County.

    Italian American Heritage Festival in Warren, Ohio
    This annual festival is held at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Warren, Ohio. Check this site for dates, times and events.

    Italian Family Festa
    This annual event is sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose.

    Italian Food & Heritage Festival
    This event is held annually at the DelGrosso's Amusement Park, which is located in Tipton, PA.

    Little Italy Days
    Little Italy days is held in August in the streets of Bloomfield, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA (also known as Little Italy). There are many things to see and do and lots of food to eat.

    Little Italy San Diego Festa
    Take part in this annual festival held in the historic business district of Downtown San Diego's Little Italy. The event includes bocce & stickball tournaments, entertainment, food and more. Check Web site for dates and times.

    La Maggiolata
    The last two Sundays in May mark an important event in the Lucignano's history. During this time the town celebrates La Maggiolata, which is a celebration that marks the beginning of the summer's bounty. There is much to do during this week long celebration which includes a stunning parade with four wagons completely covered with flowers.

    Mercer County Italian American Festival
    Join them as they celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival held in Columbus, New Jersey.

    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast
    This feast has been taking place in Brooklyn for over 100 years. This is the second largest feast in New York City.

    Notte di Fiaba
    Riva del Garda transforms itself into a fairyland. Each year they choose a different theme and provide music, concerts and shows to entertain children and adults.

    Porretta Soul Festival
    For more than a decade the small town of Porretta, which is located in the Emilia Romagna region, takes center stage with the sweet sounds of soul music. Find out who is performing and the dates, times and how to get to this festival.

    Regata Storica
    On the first Sunday of every September the city of Venice hosts the Regata Storica, celebrating one of the oldest traditions of the Venetian Republic. The celebration consists of an historical boat parade as well as a series of rowing races that take place in the Grand Canal.

    Sagra Nazionale delle Cozze e degli Spaghetti alla Marinara
    This national level festival takes place in the coastal town of Pedaso in the Marche region of italy every August and is a must if you enjoy mussels and spaghetti.

    Saint Anthony's Feast
    The St. Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End is the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England and it was named "Feast of all Feast" by National Geographic magazine.

    Saint Joseph Italian Festival
    Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia will host an Italian festival in honor of St. Joseph. You can find additional information, dates and address on their site.

    St. Joseph's Altar
    One of the great traditions on St. Joseph's Day is the beautifully decorated altars, which have become a labor of love for those who carefully prepare the altars. This includes a photo tour of the St. Joseph's Altar at the Graham-Ginestra House Museum in Rockford, IL.

    San Gennaro Feast
    This feast is held twice a year. In February you can join them in Peoria, AZ and in September you can go to Las Vegas, NV. For location, dates and coupons please visit their site.

    Sorrento Cheese Feast of Little Italy
    This three day event takes place in the Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter Florida.

    Every August Binghamton, NY host this annual fest and balloon rally.

    Sposalizio del Mare
    The Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension) is the oldest event in Venice that also commemorates two important dates in the history of the La Serenissima (Venetian Republic). This is a grand celebration with the highlight of the festival being the Sposalizio del Mare (Marriage of the Sea) ceremony joining the city to the sea.

    Taste of Little Italy
    Embark on a cultural journey filled with authentic Italian food, music, art and tradition.

    Torino Film Festival
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    Umbria Jazz
    Find out who is performing at this annual event held in Perugia, Italy.

    West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
    This annual festival is held in Clarksburg, WV and it is rated one of the "Top 100 Events in North America."


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