The Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County will host its annual Italian Picnic and Parade for three days at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek, 581 Highway 49. The event includes a spaghetti eating contest.
Since 1882, the society – after Italian immigrants came to avoid being drafted into the army during a time of turmoil – has put on a picnic and parade celebrating Italian food, wine and song. The event launches at 5 p.m. Friday with live music, bocce tournaments and games until midnight. The celebration continues noon to midnight Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.