The Greater Rockford Italian American Association made the announcement Monday canceling all 2020 summer events, including Festa Italiana. This comes as the latest summer event to be canceled in the region due to COVID-19. While the state is currently in Phase 2 and ideally looking to get into Phase 3 within the month, officials with the associatio...

The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (the National Chamber of Italian Fashion) has announced the organization of the first-ever entirely digital Milan Fashion Week. The new-format event, which is set to run July 14 -17, will focus on 2021 collections and pre-collections for both men and women. Hot on the heels of news that London Fashion Week w...

Usually, each summer there's a number of great events put on at the Watertown Municipal Arena. But this year, some are canceling, while others hold out hope. For a weekend each summer, Italian food, music and people fill the Watertown Municipal Arena for the Bravo Italiano Festival. But this year, the Italian-American Civic Association has decided...

Dear Friends, it is with great sadness that we announce that we are cancelling the 2020 Mount Carmel and Loreto Italian Festival. We come to this decision after much consideration. The Mount Carmel and Loreto family wish everyone good health during this unprecedented time. We continue to pray with all of you for those around the world affected by t...

New England’s largest Italian festival, hosted in Boston’s North End, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. After consulting with the city, representatives of St. Anthony’s Society made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy Feast. “For over 100 years, Saint Anthony’s Feast has celebrated faith, family,...

A local tradition like no other, the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola has officially been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual Italian-American celebration has taken place for the past 117 years in Williamsburg, and on Sunday, the pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel announced the cancellation in a letter...

Santa Barbara County announced that this year's I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will be held online during Memorial Day weekend. The I Madonnari Festival brings together street painters and chalk artists to create over 100 colorful pastel masterpieces on the plaza pavement outside of Old Mission Santa Barbara each year. However, due to...

Festa Italiana, Metro Detroit's family fun Festival which celebrates Italian heritage, is announcing the festival will be cancelled for 2020. After closely monitoring information from the CDC and World Health Organization as well as Governor Whitmer's "stay home, stay safe" order, event organizers, Joe Ventimiglia, Joe Vicari, and the Italian Chamb...

Numerous events and festivities set for summer and fall 2020 have already been canceled throughout McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter counties. Festa Italiana, a long-standing tradition in Bradford, is another occasion that could be impacted by concerns related to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Bradford Era reached out Wednesday to Mary Ann Colestro, P...

Alberto Barbera, Artistic Director of the Venice Film Festival, has outlined some of the coronavirus preventative measures that the event could employ for its next edition in September, if the fest does go ahead. Quoted in Italian outlet ANSA, Babera said that Venice would likely take place in a “necessarily experimental” form for 2020. “There will...