2017 Festa Italiana Was Action-Packed

Jul 25, 2017 912

Festa Italiana celebrated its 40th anniversary of spreading Italian culture to Milwaukee. It’s the oldest ethnic festival in a city that glories in them, and the largest Italian event of its kind in America.

Festival goers were greeted by a replica of the statue of David as they made their way to the many food, gift, and wine vendors. They could take a gondola ride on Lake Michigan, play bocce and futsal and watch the Flag Throwers of Florence or Italian cooking demonstrations. A parade made its way through the Henry Maier Festival Park, which included an appearance by the Pinocchio Mobile. And you can’t forget terrific performances by the UW Marching Band and the Florentine Opera Company.

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