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Enjoy the arts, food and spirit of Italy

The 36th annual presentation of a community festival inaugurated in 1988 to celebrate the joy of All Things Italian, Festa Italiana is a week-long series of events held in late September and culminating in a major Italian Festival at Seattle Center. Festa Italiana events focus on the cultural roots and the history of Italians in America — especially the Northwest — and celebrate the arts, the food and the spirit that is uniquely Italian.
See the complete schedule of Italian Festival Activities.

Friday, September 15, 11:00AM-1:30PM

The 36th Annual Festa Italiana Luncheon, sponsored by the Italian Club of Seattle

Seattle Yacht Club
1807 E Hamlin St.
Seattle, WA 98112

The Italian Club of Seattle presents the annual Festa Luncheon, 11:30am at the prestigious Seattle Yacht Club on Portage Bay. This year’s Keynote Speaker is yet to be announced. There will also be the presentation of the Gill Centioli Memorial Award to an outstanding local proponent of Italian culture, and the presentation of the Patricia DeLaurenti Memorial award to one of our volunteers. Free parking. Delicious food. No-host bar.

Saturday, September 16, 5:00 PM

Mass in Italian

Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church
2800 S. Massachusetts St.
Seattle, WA 98144

Traditional Catholic Mass at Seattle’s original Italian Mission church plus procession of children. Celebrant will be the The Very Reverend Paul Magnano. Reception in the school hall following.

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 10AM-7PM

The 36th annual Italian Festival

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street,
Seattle, WA 98109

The culmination of Festa Italiana and the largest ethnic festival at Seattle Center, the Italian Festival features food, music, art, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. There’s The Great Italian Chefs cooking demonstrations, the Festa Grape Stomp, the Bocce Tournament, children’s activities, an historical photo collection, a contemporary exhibit of paintings and photos of Italy, an Italian Classic Vehicle Show, and three stages with free music and performing arts.