Welcome to Seattle's 29th
Annual Festa Italiana!
Festa Italiana is an all-volunteer community
organization which produces an annual series of
events the last week of September, culminating
in a major Italian Festival at Seattle Center.
Since 1988, Festa Italiana has been celebrating
the cultural roots of Italians and
Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest by
promoting the arts, the food and the culture
that are uniquely Italian. (Photo
by Bruce Turner)
Come join us in the
beautiful Fisher Pavilion and the surrounding
grounds and buildings at Seattle Center
as once again we present the 29th Annual Italian
Festival, September 24 & 25, 2016.
Times are 10AM - 7PM, Saturday and Sunday.
at 7PM we also present a special concert
in the Fisher Pavilion. Watch this space
for further details.
Our highlights include a
Celebrity Chef headlining a great schedule of
cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry by the Carter
Family Marionettes and a Grape
Stomping competition which has to be seen to be
believed! By popular demand, the Food
Court & Vendor Market has
been expanded as well.
As always, we will again
offer a wide array of cultural and educational
opportunities in which to participate and learn.
Year after year, however, our main attractions
continue to be food, entertainment and fun for
the whole family!
SIGN UP FOR THE TUTTA BELLA GRAPE
Jump in with both feet and make wine as
they used to in the old country. Put
together a three-person team and compete
for T-shirts and great prizes. What
Grape Stomp information.
Saturday, September 10 Traditional
Mass in Italian 6:30 PM at Our Lady of Mt.
2800 S. Massachusetts St. in Seattle,
98144 Free Reception to follow.
11:00 AM at the prestigious Sorrento
Hotel. Featuring a nationally-known
keynote speaker and the presentation
of the Gill Centioli Memorial Award to
an outstanding local proponent of
Italian culture. Delicious food,
No-host bar. Tickets are $50 per
person (plus a processing fee of
$3.74 per ticket).
Saturday-Sunday, September 24
The 29th Annual Italian Festival
at Seattle Center Everyone is invited - Admission is
the nationally-known indie band from Portland, OR
will be playing one show only at Festa this year,
Sunday at 4 PM. With all their songs sung in
Calabrese dialect, this is "Tarantella Rock" at
in a beautiful new locationin the Seattle Center
Armory, this Italian version of lawn bowling is
always one of our most popular events. Featuring a
Masters division for professionals and a
Recreational division for occasional players, it's
fascinating to watch. Tournament
rules and Bocce information.
Courtyard has moved indoors! The famous
Pizza Toss, a Sicilian puppet show, the Italian
Dog Show, hands-on activities, and the OSA FC with an inflatable
soccer court, conducting soccer clinics for
children of all ages - all free! Now located
inside the Seattle Center pavilion.
Sicilian Sight Hounds, known in Italian as
Cirneci dell'Etna, will be exhibited along with
Italian Greyhounds and other Italian breeds as
part of the expanded children's activities at the
Italian Festival with "Puppy Parades" each day at
12:15 and 2:15 PM. See
the complete schedule.