The Santa Barbara County Education Office has begun planning a virtual version of this year's I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on May 29, 30, and 31. Normally, the festival is held in front of the Old Mission where artists of all ages from across the country come to draw their chalk masterpieces....

The Association of the Celebrations of the Big Shoulder-borne Processional Structures was born in 2006 and includes four Italian religious feasts (the Santa Rosa Machine in Viterbo, the Gigli Feast in Nola, the Varia of Palmi and the Faradda di li Candareri in Sassari). Since 2013 this group is into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by U...

Get your appetites ready, the Bravo Italiano Festival is likely to return to North Country this year.  The event that draws thousands to the Watertown fairgrounds arena for fried dough, Italian cookies, pasta, bocce ball and more is now in the planning phases for 2021. This is following the cancellation of the full event for the first time in the f...

The Italian American Civic Association’s annual Bravo Italiano Festival is returning for its 36th year. The group made the announcement on its Facebook page on Wednesday. The association says now that vaccines are being distributed and a sense of normalcy is hopefully on the horizon, they have begun planning this year’s festival. Organizers say the...

Before COVID-19, every summer Boston’s North End would show its true colors - green, white and red. 2019 marked 100 years of Saint Anthony’s Feast, a four-day celebration at the end of August said to be the largest in New England, the feast of all feasts. The heart of the feast is a sacred ritual brought here by immigrants from the southern Italy h...

One year ago, the rector of the shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii was looking at empty pews after COVID-19 restrictions took effect in Chicago. The shutdown was a crisis for many churches, and for the 100-year-old shrine in Little Italy, it could have spelled disaster. They relied on contributions to the collection plate to keep the church going. "We j...

The Main Award Raffle is the highlight of the CincItalia festival. We’re happy to be able to continue this tradition to raise vital funds for St. Catharine of Siena School and Parish. In this reverse raffle, the first ticket and every 100th ticket drawn wins $300, and the final ticket drawn wins $10,000! Please consider purchasing multiple tickets,...

It's official! Festa Italiana has been approved to host a "Live" Italian Festival at Seattle Center this year on Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 2021. Details are still being finalized but in all probability, most of the event will be outdoors with an emphasis on Cooking Demos, Food Booths, the All-Italian Dog Show and an expanded Classic Ita...

The Dickinson Little Italy Festival of Galveston County aims to celebrate and honor contributions, culture and history of Italian immigrants and settlers in Galveston county for the past 100 years. A procession kicked off the festivities starting near Dickinson Bayou and ending at the St. Joseph Altar just south of the Water Grove Event Venue. The...

Festa Italiana is a time in August each year where local area natives gather to enjoy great authentic Italian cuisine and culture, play games, listen to music and visit with family, friends and former and current classmates. While the 2020 festival was cancelled due to COVID-19, plans are still in the works to hold the event in 2021 as long as COVI...