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There’s no excuse not to be in Iron Mountain this weekend. The 12th annual Italian Fest is partnering with the Tour de Dickinson for a day of fun. On Saturday, August 18th, residents can either race around the streets of Iron Mountain, celebrate Italian Heritage in the city, or both. There will be plenty of things to do at the festival. The bike ra...

The intrusive construction that turned Little Italy's Mayfield Road into a one-way street for a month and a half has finished in time for the 120th annual Feast of the Assumption that takes place next week.Once again, Holy Rosary Church's parish hosts this free, family-friendly festival from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 18. Starting an...

The Italian-American Society of Peoria will hold its 89th Annual Summer Festa Picnic on Sunday August 12th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm CDT at Hickory Grove Park in North Peoria. (12403 North Hickory Grove rd., Dunlap, Illinois 61525 - Hickory Grove Road off Knoxville Ave, follow signs). The Festa is the major fund raiser for our four scholarship pro...

Salute! Cin cin! Cento di questi giorni! Festa Italiana at Villa Cesare in Schererville returns for a second year, and it's been expanded to three days. Highlights include a spaghetti-eating contest, a grape-stomping contest, a bocce ball tournament and lessons in making pasta and throwing pizza dough. Cesare Battisti Lodge #27 will host the eth...

The city’s new amphitheater will be open next summer, but the Greater Youngstown Italian Festival – the largest annual downtown event – plans to stay right where it is. John Rossetti, chairman of the festival, offered some reassurance to those who think this will be the festival’s final year on Federal Street, where it has become a tradition. The p...

Music lovers would walk into Val’s halla Records and say, “I heard this song I love, and it goes like this” — and start humming. Owner Val Camilletti could usually figure out the artist, the label and the pressing — sometimes, instantly. She died in hospice care early Tuesday at the British Home in Brookfield, about two years after being diagnosed...

A popular summer festival is coming back to the Valley this weekend.  The 33rd Annual Greater Youngstown Italian Festival starts Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 in Central Square downtown. A press release detailed there will be road closures before and during the event. Phelps Street to Walnut Street, as well as Commerce Street to Boardma...

August 15 noon to August 18 midnight EDT. Little Italy Village (12021 Mayfield Road), Cleveland, Ohio USA. The parish of Holy Rosary Church in Cleveland's Little Italy is ready to host the 120th Annual Feast of the Assumption starting Wednesday, August 15th, through Saturday, August 18th. The Festival is a celebration of the Catholic Holy Day, Augu...

August 2 5PM to August 5 9PM CDT. Onesti's Little Italy Fest-West in Addison - Centennial Park on Lake Street at Route 53, Addison (Illinois) 60101. Buy tickets here. The smell of garlic and the sounds of Sinatra, Prima and Valli will once again fill the air of Centennial Park (Lake Street at Rohlwing Road) as the Annual Little Italy Fest-West retu...

In one of our most moving You Are There exhibits to date, talk to Italian prisoners of war in the chapel they built at Camp Atterbury – their home away from home. In 1943, approximately 3,000 Italian POWs were held at Atterbury during World War II. That it held prisoners of war is surprising to many, but the legacy of this time period lives on as p...

Whether it’s said in Italian — “Benvenuto alla festa” — or in English — “welcome to the festival” — it’s a phrase that those who love all things Italian wait the whole year to hear. And that wait is almost over. Members of the St. Rocco-St. Anthony Society of Ishpeming are making the final preparations for the 119th annual Italian Festival at the A...

Wheeling's waterfront will turn everyone who visits Italian, as the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival started the weekend with a kickoff dinner at Undo's West in St. Clairsville, Wednesday night. Since 1983 the festival has celebrated everything of Italian heritage. This year's Italian-American of the year may not have an Italian s...