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Festa Italiana
July 19, 2019 11:30 am
July 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Italian Community Center
July 13, 2015
Henry Maier Festival Park
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200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States
Festa Italiana dancers

festaitalianaFesta Italiana is “your ticket to Italy” when it hits Milwaukee’s lakefront on July 19-21! Amazing Italian food, great entertainment, and the loudest fireworks around. This year, Festa Italiana celebrates 41 years along Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront.

Check out Flag-Throwers of the Florentine, direct from Italy. For music, check out great acts across six stages, including the Children’s Stage. Headliners include Anthony Crivello, George Busateri’s Spider George and the Web, Louis Vanaria, The Sicilian Tenors featuring Aaron Caruso, Sam Vitale, and Vincent Riccardi, Agne, Tre Bella, Cory Pesaturo, Graziana Maria Lazzaro, and FLEMT – straight from Italy. Longtime favorite Rick D’Amore makes his return, too!

Magic tricks, food demonstrations, comedians Vince Carone and Carmen Vallone, singers from the Florentine Opera, and more are all performing each day. The UW Marching Band will perform on Sunday, and the Children’s Stage will have all kinds of entertainment throughout the day.

Headlining Saturday night, July 20th will be K.C. & the Sunshine Band! So you can definitely boogie down at Festa this year.

You can also enjoy a romantic gondola ride on the cove, play bocce ball, watch the Copa Festa Italiana Futsal tournament, or compete in Italian Idol. Classic Italian fare and wine tastings, Kids Pizza Making Contest and annual Cannoli Eating Contest. There’s also a traditional Sunday Mass at 11am.

The fireworks go off every Festa evening around 10pm, and they’re a blast! (No pun intended. Okay, fine, pun intended.)

Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the gate, Children 12 and under are admitted free all three days when accompanied by an adult. And check out the $7 for 7 Days ticket special, which runs June 18-24 for advance ticket purchases!

You can find the grounds under (literally, under) I-794 along Milwaukee’s lakefront. U.S. 18 ends right by the North Gate, and swinging nearby are I-43, I-94, and Highways 32, 38, 57, 59, and 145.

Festa Italiana Address:

Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202