The thirty first summer Italian street festival

Jun 06, 2015 1525

Holy Rosary Catholic Church presents the ethnic event of the summer. Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th, 2015 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m, the historic Catholic Church, located at 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy park, will once again transform into an outdoor Italian Festival and celebration.

The annual summer event is free and a treat for all the senses. An exceptional, music line up including four of Indy's most popular acts are scheduled to perform. The Indy Nile Band, Greta Speaks, The Woomblies and Headliner the Flying Toasters will entertain Festival crowds. Fans of Caruso and Frank Sinatra will also be entertained as classic Italian pop music favorites are played over the Festival public address system.

The Italian Street Festival features over 20 different Italian meats, pastas, salads and desserts! There is live music and dancing, carnival rides and games for everyone. Twenty food stands in a festive, ethnic setting are decorated with strands of lights: Italian music and an old-world style procession and Mass add to the ambiance. Holy Rosary Church is located at the corner of East Street and Stevens Street, six blocks south of downtown.

There is free parking in the Eli Lilly lots on East and New Jersey Street. Proceeds from the event go to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church operation fund and the community it serves. Additionally, there is a 7:00 pm Mass on June 13th at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. At 6:45 pm, before Mass, there is a colorful, Italian religious procession, with a Blessed Virgin statue, along
with priests, servers and members of the Italian Heritage Society that moves right through the middle of the food booths.

All are welcome. Don't miss this celebrated Indianapolis tradition. A feast for all the senses! The Italian Street Festival organizers strive to create a fun, family-friendly environment where one can experience Italian American culture and Catholic heritage by providing the best in Italian cuisine, entertainment, Italian goods and services-striving for excellence in promoting the Indianapolis Italian American community, the Parish of Holy Rosary and the city of Indianapolis, Holy Rosary Church and the Italian Street Festival are 501c-3 entities

Source: Italian Heritage Society of Indiana

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