The Italian Club of Benld will host the 66th Annual Italian-American Days Festival May 24-27 at the Benld City Park 30 miles northeast of Alton. The weekend begins with the park opening at 4 p.m. Friday, May 24. Swyear Amusements will offer carnival armbands 6-10 p.m. for $22 and the OWLZ band will perform 6:30-10:30 p.m. The park will reopen at 4...

Saturday, July 13th - 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Freedom Hill County Park, 14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over. To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link o MP3 of either an Italian song o...

It’s the beginning of summer, which means it’s time once again for the city of Herrin to celebrate it’s Italian culture for a week of Herrin Festa. Organizers say this year they will have all the standards; like concerts, the Miss Herrin Fest Pageant, a golf tournament, and a whole lot more. In total, there are around three dozen events throughou...

A mosaic made of thousands of hand-cut Murano glass tiles fills the walls of an alcove in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's sanctuary. The new artwork — centered with an image of Christ with St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. James the First Bishop of Jerusalem and St. Basil the Great — was installed in April in time for the Gr...

The expansive grounds of the Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, N.J. offer a unique backdrop that breaks away from the typical Italian-American street festival. Here you’ll find palatial views, old stone architecture and Italian Americans of all ages, who gather to celebrate the annual Madonna Del Sacro Monte Feast. The Italian Sons of Daughters of Am...

Port Richmond, Thompson & Cambria Sts., Philadelphia. Start Date and Time: Thursday, May 30 – 5 pm to 10 pm. End Date and Time: Saturday, June 1 – 5 pm to 6 pm. Mother of Divine Grace, located in Port Richmond, will hold its annual Italian Festival on May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 6, 7, and 8 starting at 6 pm. Homemade spaghetti suppers will be s...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church prepared for its annual Giglio Feast with a feast on May 1st. The tradition of the feast features nearly 100 men under the steel beams of the giglio structure, lifting the 72-foot-tall, four-ton tower. At the top of it is an Italian saint. At the dinner, most of the men have been part of it for decades. “For as long...

Riccardo Frizza is one of today’s foremost Italian conductors specializing in the Italian repertoire. He has appeared at all the great opera houses in the world and has interpreted many of the great works by Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, and Bellini. Recently, he was appointed the music director of the Donizetti Opera Festival and for his first assign...

McAlester's Italian Festival will once again feature Italian food, lots of live music and all sorts of arts and crafts booths — but it does include a major change when compared to festivals of years past. This year's annual Italian festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 at the Southeast Expo Center and Pittsburg County Fairgrounds....

This year, the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is "going back to its roots." The annual festival is set to take place on July 20 and 21 this year, but at a different location. This year, it will be held at Niagara Square along Delaware Ave, all the way to Huron St. in downtown Buffalo. “We are very excited to announce that the 2019 Galbani Italia...