The 33rd annual Stark County Italian-American Festival is set for June 13-15 at Weis Park, 2600 Harvard Ave. NW. The festivities will include music, daily entertainment, a bocce tournament (men, women and teen teams), a pizza-eating contest, a singing contest, food and a kid’s zone. The awards breakfast is set for 9 a.m. June 13 at Skyland Pines. F...

In an age when reaching out to family is as simple as face-timing loved ones on an iPhone, for Ben “Gabe” Esposito, that is simply not enough. The 76-year-old recently explained that family is everything, and for the past 50 years, he and his siblings have arranged an Esposito picnic at Merrill Park annually, where all of their family members come....

Festa Italiana is excited to combine new musical selections with many Italian favorites to this year's festival on Milwaukee's lakefront July 19-21, celebrating food, family and tradition. In addition to the previously announced headliners of KC and the Sunshine Band and Phil Vassar, festivalgoers can look forward to an energetic experience with a...

Open Roads torna al Lincoln Center di New York dal 6 al 12 giugno 2019, presentando una selezione di film e documentari italiani della stagione cinematografica appena trascorsa, oltre a un classico restaurato, La commare seccadi Bernardo Bertolucci, un omaggio al grande maestro scomparso lo scorso novembre. Tra le numerose opere presentate spicca q...

Thousands of visitors made a pilgrimage to Santa Barbara Mission for the 2019 I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival over the Memorial Day weekend to watch masterful artists at work against a backdrop of live music and food booths. The free, three-day event found artists racing against the clock and braving rain to finish 150 imaginative and...

The weekend of gravy and grazie, pasta and powder rooms, music and meatballs is upon us, as Memphis Italian Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and all things Italian, at Marquette Park in East Memphis. Powder rooms? Yes. The portable potty might not hail from Italy, but only at Italian Fest will you find a contest dedicated to how it’s decor...

From the Ferris wheel to the funnel cake, St. Charles Borromeo's annual event in Cinnaminson is the picture of a classic carnival. But carnival co-chair Brian Fitzpatrick takes in the scene and sees something else: A modern Main Street.  "As we've shifted to a downtown community to an online community, here is one of the few large-scale, down-home...

While Cincinnati is well-known for its German heritage, a large number of Italians immigrated to our region in the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s and also helped shape our customs and culture. And that extends beyond your favorite three, or four, Italian restaurants. The CincItalia! festival taking place this weekend, May 31 to June 2, at Harv...

La Festa Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue will return on Sunday, June 2. This year, the South Philly block party will be bigger than ever before. Similar to celebrations in Italy for the Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), attendees will spend the day eating, drinking and dancing in the street. Highlights of the all-day, a...

Carefully crafting on their hands and knees, artists are making images appear on the asphalt in front of the historic Santa Barbara Mission for the annual I MadonnariStreet Painting Festival. Featured Artist Sharyn Chan sat in the centerpiece location leaning into her work and saying, "this is the first chalk festival in the nation.  It's  the moth...