One of the many Bradford traditions is the annual Festa Italiana, and set up for the festa is set to begin Thursday. The opening ceremony for Festa Italiana will be Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Food booths, as well as the beer tent, will be open at 4 p.m. on that day as well.  Members of the La Stella Auxiliary and the La Stella Lodge have been busy at work p...

The village’s summer tradition of food, entertainment and good times returns next weekend as the Wellsville Sons of Italy presents the 21st annual Wellsville Italian Festival. The three-day celebration will take place Aug. 3-5 at Main Street in downtown Wellsville, and continues its summer tradition of entertainment and good times. “The purpose of...

Yoopers of Italian ancestry celebrated their heritage July 29 at the 21st annual Italian Fest at Al Quaal Recreation Area. The day-long picnic is put on by the Italian American Mutual Aid Society of St. Rocco and St. Anthony, which has been around since 1899. Visitors could enjoy a greased pole contest and free pony rides, a bouncy slide, and kids'...

When the first settlers from Sunnyside sat down to a harvest picnic in 1898, the thought of a Ferris wheel or carousel in eyeshot of the church house doors would have been inconceivable. Just as hard to fathom, though, would be the idea that the supper would become a tradition that would span a century and more. This coming week, the 119th Annual T...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is focusing on the regions of Veneto and Sicily this year. For the last eight years, the cultural hall at the festival educates people on different regions by foods, clothing, and crafts. A few chefs will be cooking up foods from both Veneto and Sicily, so people can experience the different tastes. Ex...

The annual Italian Festival in Youngstown will be underway next weekend with food, entertainment, and fun. The Italian Fest is located in Central Square, Downtown Youngstown and runs from August 4th until the 6th. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and admission is $5 at the gate. Over 40 food vendors will be lined up downtown, along wit...

It’s known as Little Italy, and will soon be hosting a night to remember. In this historic parish, one can still feel the vibrations of a heritage brought by immigrants who settled around Mulberry Street. Come August 17, and the Shrine of the Most Precious Blood located here will fill up with renewed hope with the help of a musical concert, includi...

Get ready, Bensonhurst’s annual Festa di Santa Rosalia is back! The 42nd annual Italian-American Feast will start on August 17, on the boulevard named for Cristoforo Colombo, between 68th Street and 75th Street and will last through August 27. On weekdays, the Feast will bring delicious food, live music, rides, and carnival games to the strip from...

The Galbani Little Italy Festival of Rochester, the first downtown Italian festival in over 30 years, is set for Aug. 12-13 at the Riverside Festival site on Exchange Boulevard in Rochester.  Sal Valentinetti, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. His performance will be followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m.  “We...

Located in the heart of Wilmington's Little Italy section, Father Tucker Park will get an overhaul through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership. Every summer, thousands attend St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Wilmington. Father Tucker Park is an integral part of that festival, typically being used as a base for carnival rides and othe...