Little Italy San Jose Street Festival next Sunday

Sep 26, 2017 861

Little Italy San Jose and our many volunteers have been working hard since last year to plan the 2nd annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival. We were extremely pleased with our inaugural Festival last year and had nearly 10,000 people attend. We can do better....

And this year's festival includes some of the best Italian restaurants in the south bay, a performance by Pasquale Esposito, well known Italian American and Rock and Roll bands, seven wineries in our wine garden, and authentic Italian Arts & Crafts. We also will have an expanded area for the festival with more room with additional street closures and have secured plenty of parking at the County of Santa Clara lot on Julian Street and at the SAP center parking lot. Get ready for the 2nd edition of our "Big Italian Party".

Fantastic lineup of FREE Entertainment

You will not want to miss the incredible Entertainment lineup that we will have at our FREE Admission Little Italy San Jose Festival on October 1st. Our headliners include the Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito and the Houserockers, We also are happy to feature the Johnny Neri Band and authentic Italian musicians such as the Anthony Nino Lane Band, North Beach Boys, Al Fabrizio & Hugo Wainzinger, Al Picon, Lorenzo Lucchese and Maria Signorile.

Featuring some of the best Italian Restaurants

We have gathered the best Italian Restaurants in the South Bay for our Festival. We are pleased to have Paesano Ristorante, Fratello Ristorante, Sorelle's Italian Bistro, La Pastaia, Mio Vicino, Tony & Alba's Pizza, La Copa Loca Gelato, Darryl Lupretta's meatballs, Tricarico Social Club polenta, and the Sons of Sicily's Italian Sausage Sandwiches and Sfingi. Ofcourse don't forget to visit our authentic Italian Businesses that are already located in Little Italy, including Paesano Ristorante, Enoteca La Storia Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Bel Bacio Italian Cafe, and Henry's Hi-Life.

Wine Garden with Italian and Cal-Italia wines

Who Loves Wine? Little Italy will welcome some of the best Italian American owned wineries in Northern California as well as two fantastic Italian Wine importers to our 2nd annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival next Sunday October 1st! Excited to have Guglielmo Winery, Bargetto Winery, Girasole Italian Imports, Fortino Winery, Friuli Italian Wines, Perrucci Family Vineyards, and Gianelli Vineyards at our Festival!

Artisan Local Italian Arts & Crafts

Our Piazza Piccola Italia will be filled with artisan crafts produced locally. The majority of the Arts & Crafts vendors are Italian themed such as Gioia Italian Art & Products Liberia Pino, Fogliani Pizelle, Brigantino Olive Oil, Gallo T-Shirts, Italian License Plates, The Passionate Olive, and Linda Amato Jewelry.

Support our Little Italy Businesses

The primary reason for hosting the Little Italy Street Festival is to bring exposure to our current businesses located in our Italian District and to raise funds and awareness for our Italian Cultural center & Museum project.

Opening Ceremony and Grand Marshall

Our Festival will officially begin at 10:30am with our opening ceremony. During the opening ceremony we will officially award Italian Tenor and San Jose Resident, Pasquale Esposito as the Grand Marshall of our Festival. Pasquale will also be performing at our festival and will be available for meet and greet and photo opportunities.

SOURCE: Little Italy San Jose

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