The fifth annual Sons of Italy Royal Gorge Lodge No. 2866 Italian Festival entertained crowds with its staple of food, wine and music. The festival filled Macon Plaza on Saturday as hundreds of people came out to enjoy and take part in the event, which opened Friday evening. The event included live music, food from various vendors, and wine and bee...

Cured meat and olive salad were celebrated in Old Metairie today for the city's first ever Muffaletta Festival, which honored the popular sandwich.   The muffaletta was born in New Orleans in the early 1900's.  Many believe Central Grocery in the French Quarter started it.  The muffaletta definitely brings the Italian culture to our city. Richard L...

For the 91st time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as “Little Italy” (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located on the corner of Grand and Mott Streets). It is a much-anticipated eve...

Italian Fest, a celebration of Italian culture and heritage, will be from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Collinsville. This year’s theme is “Get Your Toga On.” The event features live music, a fun run, parade, grape stomp, Little Miss and Mister Pageant, bocce ball tournament, Italian films and exhibits. The Coll...

Festa Italiana comes to Salt Lake City September 16th-17th, 2017. The big festival features Italian food, music, and art. Mari Livermore & Jon Purcell own Caffe Torino in Farmington, and are one of the vendors who will be featured at Festa Italiana at The Gateway. They stopped by Fresh Living to make some delicious Cartocci for the Fresh Living hos...

Attention Barbera fans; just in case you haven’t heard and you thought you missed it, the popular foothill Barbera Festival has moved to September and is coming up on Sept. 16. One of Amador County’s premier events, the event is held at Terra d’Oro Winery at 20680 Shenandoah School Road outside Plymouth, right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley....

Please join The Association of Italian American Educators to celebrate the Italian Festival at Hofstra University on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Hofstra South Campus from 11-5 pm.Tony DeNonno, Award-winning TV Producer-Writer-Director, will present the “Celebrating New York’s Century-Old Papa Manteo Sicilian Marionette Tradition." From the beginn...

The 2017 Festa Italiana in Syracuse has a new event: a meatball-eating contest. The organizers have invited several local media members to participate, according to Ginnie Lostumbo. Morning radio hosts for 93Q Ted Long and Amy Robbins will emcee and judge, Lostumbo said. The contest will be at 12:30 p.m. on the first day of the festival, which runs...

The patron saint of Naples will be honored in Yorktown next week, beginning with a traditional procession on Thursday, September 13, followed by five full days of fun, food, and good, old-fashioned community revelry. For the uninitiated, San Gennaro was not the inspiration for a truly excellent episode of Black Mirror. Saint Januarius was a Third C...

Fasten your seatbelt for a special trip to Rome!  This year’s Italian Fest exhibition  GET YOUR TOGA ON! (A Visit to Rome) is rare indeed as we take you inside this fascinating 2,500-year-old city – a destination for thousands around the world.  In Collinsville Library’s east and west wings, we’ll show you the highlights of Ancient Rome – the Colos...