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Welcome to Seattle’s 24th Annual – Festa Italiana! Festa Italiana is actually a series of events held in late September which culminates in a major Italian Festival at Seattle Center.Grape Stomp Girls For the past 23 years Festa Italiana has celebrated the cultural roots of Italians and Italian-Americans by presenting and promoting the arts, the food and the spirit that are uniquely Italian. (Photo by Bruce Turner)

Come join us in the beautiful Fisher Pavilion and the surrounding grounds and buildings at Seattle Center as once again we present the Taste of Italy, Friday, September 23, and the 24th Annual Italian Festival, September 24 & 25, 2011. Times are 10AM – 9PM, Saturday and 10AM – 6PM, Sunday.

Our highlights include Rossella Rago headlining a great schedule of cooking demos, two performances daily of Sicilian puppetry by the Carter Family Marionettes and a free all-ages concert starring Enrico Capuano & Tarantellarock to close the show on Sunday evening. By popular demand, the Food Court has been expanded as well.

As always, again we will offer a wide array of cultural and educational opportunities in which to participate and learn. Year after year, however, our main attractions continue to be food, entertainment, and fun for the entire family!

Italy’s #1 World Music Group
Coming to Festa!

Enrico Capuano & Tammurriatarock from Rome, Italy will star in a free, all-ages concert and dance at the Italian Festival, Sunday evening, September 25th at 4 PM. Combining elements of rock, world music and Italian tarantella. The band is considered one of Italy’s most exciting live concert attractions. In fact, their many videos of outdoor performances all over Europe have made them YouTube darlings. Check out their bio, watch videos and download photos here. This is the original Tarantella Rock!

Festa Calendar

Saturday, September 10
Traditional Mass in Italian
5:00 PM at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church
2800 S. Massachusetts St. in Seattle, 98144
Free Reception to follow.

Tuesday, September 20
The Italian Club presents
The Festa Italiana Luncheon
11:30 AM in the beautiful Garden Court
of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel
in downtown Seattle. Keynote speaker
and the Presentation of the
Gill Centioli Memorial Award to an
outstanding local Italian-American.

Friday, September 23
“Taste of Italy” Wine Tasting
& Opening Reception
7 PM Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center.
Great wine, antipasto & live music
Saturday-Sunday, September 24 & 25
The 24th Annual Italian Festival
at the Seattle Center
Everyone is invited – Admission is FREE!

come for the food - stay for the fun

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