Family Fun at Festa

The emphasis that Italian-Americans, and Italian immigrants in general, place upon family means that any festival based on a love of All Things Italian is going to be very kid-friendly in just about every aspect.

Everywhere you look there’s food, music and colorful dancing. (We only ask that children don’t go in the Wine and Beer Gardens!) Nevertheless, there are some activities at the Italian Festival that have been specifically designed for the younger set.

Please note that as this is the first post-covid Festa, there might still be some restrictions on which activities we’re able to provide but we’ll keep this page and the rest of the site updated as we finalize plans.

Tino’s Cortile, Seattle Center Armory

Sadly, Tino’s Cortile will be closed for this year due to health concerns.

Italian Puppies

There will be a live exhibit of Italian Dog breeds throughout the Festa weekend and this year it will be in front of the Fisher Pavilion. Your kids will not want to miss this!

Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm, both Saturday & Sunday.

Face Painting

Face Painting will be offered in the Armory by Giggles Entertainment, for a modest charge.

Times: from 11:00 AM, both Saturday & Sunday.

Children with faces painted, photo

The Festa Pizza Toss

Postponed until 2022.

A family favorite, the famous Festa Pizza Toss happens throughout Festa Weekend.

Times: 12 noon, 2:00pm and 4:00pm, both Saturday & Sunday.

Inflatable Soccer Pitch

Postponed until 2022 as well.

The OSA Seattle FC will provide an inflatable soccer pitch and conduct soccer clinics for children of all ages! Meet and learn from the almost all-Italian coaches and team members of both the men’s and women’s squads.

Times: 11:00am – 3:00pm, both Saturday & Sunday.

Where’s Tino? Find Tino and Win!

Sorry, this popular activity has also been cancelled this year due to health concerns.

Pick up a passport at the Festa Information Booth. Then when you spot Tino Pinguino at any one of the six Italian Festival booths/exhibits listed on the passport, get an official stamp. After you collect ALL six stamps, bring your passport back to the Festa Information booth and be entered in a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE: a free birthday party for up to 12 kids at Nutty Squirrel, Magnolia location.

The first 30 Tino hunters per day to collect all six stamps will be awarded a free souvenir prize.
Grand Prize drawing will take place towards the end of Festa weekend on Sunday at 6:00pm. You need not be present to win.

Where's Tino flyer 2019

Costantino Lazzaretti

In memory of our good friend and avid supporter, Tino Lazzaretti, the Kids Courtyard at the Italian Festival has been renamed “Tino’s Cortile.” In this small way, Festa seeks to honor his legacy of promoting education for children, especially children of immigrants, as a means to fulfillment of “the American Dream.” Sponsored in perpetuity by the Costantino Lazzaretti Endowment.

Photo of Constantino "Tino" Lazzaretti as a child