The City of Lodi is thrilled to be holding its fifth annual Festa Italiana! on Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds – just a short drive for Brentwood residents. William “Bill” Trezza, president of Pacific Italian Alliance, a nonprofit organization involved in organizing the festival, describes the event as “a...

The Italian Food Awards land for the second time in the United States to celebrate the most innovative Italian food and beverage products for the US market. Awards for innovation The Italian Food Awards USA 2018 is organized by ItalianFood.net – the international, integrated B2B project by Parma-based Publisher Gruppo Food – supported by the Specia...

Rain came here and there during the cloudy day, but not enough to dampen the spirits and fun at the Ninth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park on Sunday. Originally set for June 3, the event, hosted by The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) was postponed to June 10 because of the park’...

Saluting Mendocino’s local Italian grape-growing history and the 85th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, Leadership Mendocino presents an Italian Festa at Testa Vineyards on Friday, June 15. “It’s the perfect venue,” says Ruth Valenzuela, a Leadership Mendocino graduate and the creator of the theme-relevant clues for the traditional “treasur...

The 44th St. Anthony of Padua Italian Festival celebrates all things Italian, and it starts Sunday, June 10, and lasts through June 17. Here’s our annual guide to Wilmington’s biggest festival. Friends, Romans, countrymen: The festival draws 75,000 people, so you’re likely to run into friends, neighbors and family members. The classic Italian greet...

At the Santa Lucia Festival, there’s something for everybody. The kids can hop on any number of carnival rides, check out remarkable dancing and they can eat all sorts of Italian cuisine, some of which you cannot get everyday.  “The sweet sauce is definitely something you don’t get at a lot of places. It’s got a little bit of heat, but it’s still v...

The Italian Street Festival of Indianapolis is right around the corner and the chefs are already hard at work. All the action happens in the basement of The Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The festival starts Friday, June 8 and ends Saturday evening, June 9. On the menu: homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade pizza, homemade cannoli, homemade cheesecake,...

Live music, Italian food and a traditional horse parade are among the highlights when the 22nd annual Italian Feast of SS. Crocifisso takes place this weekend on the grounds of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Vespers at Marian Chapel, the event runs Saturday night and Sunday at 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaine...

The food is prepped, the flags are flying and the party for northside paisans is about to get underway. The 28th annual Saint Anthony's Bazaar takes place Friday through Sunday at the church located at 306 Odell Avenue in Endicott. The event pays homage to the Patron Saint, and includes a street festival celebrating the Italian heritage. New this y...

Festa Italiana on Taylor Street is being replaced this year by Little Italy Festa (Aug. 16-19), presented by Onesti Entertainment. Star Events, which puts on festivals around the city, took over Festa Italiana in 2014 from Onesti Entertainment, which is run by events producer and Little Italy native Ron Onesti. Onesti created the original festival...