San Pedro’s Little Italy Celebrate Festa Italiana

Oct 10, 2021 942

Local San Pedrans got together to celebrate everything and everyone Italian at Festa Italiana this past Saturday on Oct. 2. The free, outdoor street fair provided space for local vendors selling Italian treats, beer and wine, as well as live performances. Officially, the festival is celebrating the start of Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, which was first celebrated in 1989.

The heritage month is in October to coincide with Columbus Day, the American national holiday traditionally celebrated on October 12, now celebrated on the second Monday in October. From the designation of Peppertree Plaza in San Pedro as Little Italy to Festa Italiana has been councilman Joe Buscaino’s passion project over his last term in office. 

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