Salt Lake City, ready yourselves for two days of Festa Italiana. The inaugural street fair is hosted by Italian American Civic League and will feature Ricci Martin, the son of famous Italian crooner, Dean Martin as well as Utah Opera performing excerpts from Tosca. A celebration of all things Italian, there will be music, art and most importantly, your favorite Italian restaurants ready to serve up authentic Italian eats. “It is our goal to give a little taste of Italian-American culture to everyone who attends the festival.” says Nick Fuoco, the event chair. They also have fun events planned like a bocce ball tournament.
Located in front of the Rio Grande Depot on 300 S. and 400 W. (and conveniently close to Caputo’s Market and Deli!) the festival will run Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, September 20 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Admission is free and a portion of proceeds will support Catholic Community Services. Follow their Facebook page for more information. (I’m waiting patiently to hear what my favorite Italian restaurants will be serving!)
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Stay tuned for a recap of all the food we ate and Italian culture we enjoyed! It’s sure to be an eventful weekend. We can’t wait!