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Festa Italiana News and Announcements

The exhibitions, performances and events of Festa Weekend (usually held at Seattle Center) are the culmination and celebration of lots of planning that takes place throughout the year. Through Festa Italiana’s associations with various groups, businesses and organizations, we host a variety of activities such as Bocce Tournaments, Grape Stomping competitions, Classic Vehicle, Historic Photography, Italian Dogs and Art Exhibitions, etc.  Here is where you’ll find early announcements about registering to participate in these types of activities as well as breaking news about our headline acts, performers and celebrity attendees. You’ll also find a few press releases and videos from previous years.

Take a look around the site and if you have any questions about this year’s Festa Italiana celebration, please contact us.

Videos from the archives


Festa’s Executive Director, Dennis Caldirola interviewed by Margaret Larson on KING5 New Day Northwest.


Soprano Nancy Grossi and tenor Steve Wall with cousins Giada and Ava at Seattle Center, Festa Italiana 2012. Courtesy of YOLO Video Production LLC.


Cooking demo by “Cooking With Nonna” star Rosella Rago in Milwaukee for Festa Italiana 2012.


In 2011, Festa Italiana attendee Giovanni brought his grandkids to the Italian Festival and filmed them doing all kinds of fun things including the Pizza Toss.


From 2010, here’s some great footage of the Festa experience, plus chef Ann Burrell on the Great Italian Chefs Cooking Stage.

Tony La Stella in 2010 singing “Buona Sera, Signorina” live on the Moretti Main Stage.


Tony La Stella in 2010 with his classic rendition of “Ciao, Ciao, Bambina”.


A 2009 interview with Nick Stellino and Frank Isernio.


Tony La Stella’s “Ciao, Ciao, Bambina”, this time as the soundtrack to a 2009 slideshow of the Festa Grape Stomp.