Italian Summer - San Francisco Celebrates Italia in June

Jun 17, 2017 1263

BY: Catherine Accardi

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco knows how. Red, white and green are proudly displayed throughout the month as these crowd-pleasing events turn the City’s streets into festive feste.
Italy’s Republic Day 2017 was June 2 but was celebrated in San Francisco on May 30 at the St. Francis Yacht Club. As in past years, the elegant event drew hundreds of enthusiastic guests who stood in the receiving line to greet event host, San Francisco’s Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona. This is considered by many the most important event of the Italian community in the Bay Area along with the Italian Heritage Parade in October. 

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