Festa Italiana Portland 2018

May 02, 2018 191

BY: Michael Sciaraffo

Festa Italiana Portland returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square on August 23rd for 3 days of summer Italian American FUN. NONSTOP ITALIAN: Local Food, Wine/Beer Gardens, Vendors and Entertainment.    Returning to the Festa is Portland's favorite Italian American dance band, Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, a seven piece band from Ohio. They will have the crowd up and dancing to Italian favorites.

Local band Mbrascatu will also perform. A versatile band that uses several instruments and offers a unique Indie Folk meets Old World sound. Elio Scaccio will perform Italian pop, and jazz  music. Elio is a gifted tenor that has performed all over the county. On Thursday Portland State University Opera will bring Italian Opera to our Piazza. 

The fun continues with what else? A grape stomp competition and cannoli eating contest. Children will love the Marionette Show and the Princess Theater and Parade.

Festa Italiana is the main event of Festa Week. Other events include a Mass in Italian, Bocce Tournament and Italian movie night. All events are Free admission. For more information please go to www.festa-italiana.org or Festa italiana Portland on Facebook.

See you there!

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