It is with a great
deal of pride that we at Festa Italiana,
now in our 27th year, point out that what
we celebrate boils down to certain
fundamentals: God, family, community and a
love of our country mixed with nostalgia
for "the old country" that was home to our
ancestors. We also have the good fortune
to share a cultural heritage that
emphasizes "family" gathered at home
sharing good food together.
With that in mind,
once again, we'd like to thank our
volunteers. Festa Italiana is a completely
volunteer - driven, 501(c)
(not-for-profit) organization and a
festival of this magnitude can only be
produced by community support and
financial generosity. Whether your
contribution is donating your time or some
badly needed cash, it is a vital building
block of Festa Italiana Seattle, so THANK
YOU for your donations and your
Would you like to make a
donation to Festa?
Next Volunteers Meeting
August 5, 2014 at 7 PM.
(Board members meet at 6 PM). See you
Dino and Lou
hold down the wine bar
Christy Luce and "Molto Mario"
explore your Italian
ancestry? Love to play Bocce?
Do you wish to be up close and personal with
famous chefs? Festa
Italiana has just the opportunity for you!
Each year, during the
last week of September, our wonderful Festa
is celebrated and enjoyed by thousands of
people like yourself.
hundreds of volunteers work for months to
bring this celebration together. Planning
this event begins in early in the Spring
with dedicated volunteers and event chairs.
Our general planning meetings are open to
all interested and are entertaining by
themselves. Come meet great people with a
passion for "All Things Italian"...share a
glass of wine and ideas.
Plenty of volunteers are
needed in many areas: Have a spare hour?
Come cook Italian sausages, help clean
tables, work in the souvenir booth or
welcome guests to Foto
Italiana. Have lots of spare hours? We
can find an activity for you to chair!
Every year, we hold
general volunteer meetings in August and
September. Everyone is invited.
These meetings are held in the school hall
at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church, 2800 S.
Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA 98144.
Need more information? Please email us at info@FestaSeattle.com
or call or office at (206) 282-0627
Is Looking For Volunteers!
join us If you are interested in
any of the following activities:
Activities, Chefs Stage, Wine
Tasting, Italian Dog Show, Classic
Car Show, Grape Stomp, Bocce
Tournament, Raffle Sales,
Souvenirs, Sausage Booth and more!
Next Volunteer Meetings are 7 p.m,
Tuesday, August 5th and Tuesday,
September 2nd at Mt. Virgin School
are a vital part of Festa Italiana.
Without your help, there would be no
festival. Please click the link
below to download a Volunteer
Application Form and let us know how
you would like to help. All
volunteers will receive an invite to
the Volunteer appreciation dinner in
November and the thanks of the
community. Festa Italiana is
primarily located on the grounds of
Seattle Center. You can also email
us at Volunteers@FestaSeattle.com
and when you do, make sure you give
us your address so we can add you to
our mailing list.
(headphones) and Chef Giuliano
Executive Director: Dennis Caldirola
President: Joanne Spino Marchese
Vice President: John Norden
Secretary: Martin Nigrelle
Treasurer: Mike Carrosino
- 2014 Emeritus Board:
- Remo Borracchini
- Richard Bruno
- Lou Cella
- Dorene Centioli-McTigue
- Nick Grossi
In Memoriam, Tino
March 23, 1928 - June 30, 2010
August 11, 1926 - April 20, 2012