A centuries-old Catholic festival set to take place in Niles over Labor Day weekend has roots to the 1600s in Sicily and dates back 117 years to the Chicago area. The 117th annual Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia in Chicago will take place Friday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 4 on Church Street between the Golf Mill Shopping Center and...

San Jose residents hungry for a taste of Italy can get it without leaving town when the 37th annual Italian Family Festa returns next weekend to History Park San Jose. Sponsored by the Italian-American Heritage Cultural Foundation, the event has been a community staple for decades, drawing thousands of locals eager to take a shot at bocce ball, gra...

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville invites you to celebrate Italian culture with a fall harvest festival featuring a magnificent pig roast at Locust Grove from 4:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Activities include Bocce and Buci di Mais (corn hole) competitions plus spirited accordion music.And, since some of the best local cooks...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 29 novels, including her latest work, Exposed:A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel. In our Stories Segment, Anthony talks to Zachary DiIonno, events director for the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, about how he...

Classic red and white tabletops checkered 4th Avenue on Saturday as Facing Hunger Foodbank's Italiano! Italian Festival returned for its third year. Italian restaurants from around the Tri-State served meatballs and a variety of famous pasta dishes while people in attendance dined with family and friends, sipped on wine, watched dance performances...

The Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston recognized Patricia “Patte” Papa with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during the Opening Night of the 107th Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End on August 17, 2017. North Ender Patte Papa has been a key partner at Boston City Hall helping keep alive Italian American traditions such as...

For years, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival and the festival’s Pasta Cook-Off have been celebrating the Italian-American traditions and culture that thrive in North Central West Virginia. The Pasta Cook-Off, set for Aug. 26 this year, allows both amateur and professional cooks to compete, said Tyler Terango, president of the festival boa...

The 107th Fisherman’s Feast kicked off on Thursday night continuing the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The festival honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca and opening night features the Blessing of the Fishing Waters. Starting with ceremonies at the Fisherman’s Club and feast chapel at North & Lewis Streets, the statu...

The South Buffalo Italian Festival will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday on South Park Avenue in front of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Started in 2005, the festival this year will honor co-founders Rich Angrisano and Carmella Bongiovanni Schroeder, who both passed away this past year. A tree will be planted in their memory. Childre...

The 8th annual Festival Italia takes over downtown Wakefield this Saturday, a celebration of the town's Italian culture and tradition. This event gets bigger every year, and this year’s celebration will be no exception. Running from 2-8 p.m., the festival will transform Main St & Albion St. into a street festival offering a wide range of activities...