Sunday, September 15, 2019. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. Rochester Municipal Park, 400 6th Street, Rochester, MI 48307. Whether this will be your first or next of many "Happenings," enjoy the casual atmosphere, celebration of Italian cars, bikes and surprises "happening" (display vehicles 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM). Since 1979 we have conducted the chaos and r...

Iron Mountain again will celebrate its rich Italian heritage Saturday with the 13th annual Italian Fest in downtown Iron Mountain. The event, sponsored by Local 1329 of the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute, or LiUNA, kicks off at noon in the parking lot across from the Dickinson County Library, with a full slate of activitie...

“We’re off the beaten path, and we don’t advertise,” said Kelly Woodard, who co-owns with her husband, Matt, Boyne City’s popular Italian dining destination Bella Vita. While it’s not a traditional recipe for restauranteurs, the Woodards’ low-key approach works; Kelly Woodard said that the majority of their regular guests dine with them more than o...

A unique, first of its kind Italian Water Circus is coming to Michigan for four days of shows between Aug. 1-4 out at Birchwood Mall in Fort Gratiot. Cirque Italia is described as an “innovative” production that takes place on a “35,000-gallon water stage” with artists and performers from around the world. Shows under the giant white and blue circu...

Papa’s Italian Sausage is honoring 35 years in business with a celebration planned at the upcoming Kalamazoo Farmers Market’s night market Thursday. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, nine food vendors will gather at the farmers market pavilion on Bank Street. The free event is a celebration of Kalamazoo’s diverse street food culture, Papa’s...

If you love pasta, pizza, and everything Italian, then an upcoming festival is for you. The 120th annual Italian Fest is getting ready to kick off, and according to locals, this ongoing tradition means a lot to the community. “The Italian Fest means a lot to the area just as tradition,” said Jim Bertucci, one of the coordinators. “It’s something yo...

Just as chef and owner Andrew Carmellini intended, San Morello in the Shinola Hotel is a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Only the neighborhood is the buzzy, busy, scooter-infested community that is downtown Detroit.  While it's on the ground floor of the Shinola, San Morello has an identity beyond "hotel restaurant." With an entrance right on Wood...

Restaurateur Peter Coratti is looking forward to opening "a real pizzeria" and Italian restaurant with two of his nephews in downtown Howell.  They are planning to renovate and expand a vacant building in downtown Howell for Coratti's, a proposed Italian restaurant and bar that would feature indoor bocce courts. "We come from a family who loves to...

The Ishpeming Fourth of July Committee is happy to announce the Fourth of July fireworks will be lit at dusk in conjunction with the St. Rocco/St. Anthony Society's Italian Fest. The fireworks and Italian Fest will take place Saturday, July 27. The Fourth of July fireworks were canceled this year due to stormy weather, and they couldn’t have them t...

The tastes, music and culture of old-world Italy -- along with some modern features -- will come alive this weekend at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights. Festa Italiana, a three-day celebration that begins Friday, has national and local entertainment, along with a Friday night fireworks show, an expanded Family Fun Zone and more. "We've...