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2016 Italian Festival!

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)Grape Stompers

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.

Friday night 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!


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 a Show! More Grape Stomp information.

Calendar 2016

Saturday, September 10
Traditional Mass in Italian
6:30 PM at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church
2800 S. Massachusetts St. in Seattle, 98144
Free Reception to follow.

Friday, September 16
The Italian Club of Seattle presents
The 28th Annual Festa Luncheon

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).

Eventbrite - Annual Festa Italiana Luncheon

Saturday-Sunday, September 24 & 25
The 29th Annual Italian Festival
at Seattle Center
Everyone is invited - Admission is FREE!

Mbrascatu is Back!

mbrascatuMbrascatu, 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 its finest!

Bocce Tournament

Now in a beautiful new location in 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.

Tino's Cortile

OSA FCThe Kids 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.

Puppy Parades


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.

More Attractions

Le Arti della Festa Italiana International Art Show, an Italian Car Show and the Historical Photo Exhibit about Seattle's earliest Italians.


Pizza, Pasta, Italian Sausage, Salami, Meatballs, Foccacia, Gelato, Birra, Vino, Espresso and more. Plus: Great family entertainment, crafts, food-sampling booths and three Wine & Beer Gardens!

Win a  One-Week Stay in Italy


Win a one-week stay in Italy for two in a villa in Tuscany from Italy4Real.com. Raffle Tickets $5 a piece. Only 1,000 chances will be sold. Drawing at 6:00pm Sunday in the Fisher Pavilion.


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