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3rd Annual Festa Italiana

Italian-American Civic League of Utah to host 3rd Annual Festa Italiana

Festival to be Held Sept. 16-17 in Downtown Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – April 24, 2017 – The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana, which will be held September 16 – 17 in downtown Salt Lake City.

The 3rd annual festival, which will be located at The Gateway, will provide locals with an authentic Italian Street Festival experience that is prevalent in many other cities across the country. The festival is free admission and open to the public.

Festa Italiana will run from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. Highlights of the festival include more than a dozen local Italian restaurants serving unique and authentic Italian food, non-stop performances by Italian musical artists, beer and unique Italian wine, and local and Italian artists will also be in attendance displaying their work.   This is a non-profit festival and a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to support Catholic Community Services.

“After visiting Italian festivals in some of the great cities across the country, our organization wanted to bring Italian culture, food and entertainment to the people of Salt Lake,” said Festival Director Nick Fuoco. “It is our goal to give a little taste of what we know as Italian-Americans to everyone who attends the festival.”

Last year’s inaugural festival was an overwhelming success with over 16,000 people in attendance. The change of venue to The Gateway should allow the festival to grow even more.

Festa Italiana is funded in part by residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts, & Parks (ZAP) Program.

For additional information, visit www.festaitalianaslc.com

If you wish to sponsor Festa Italiana, visit www.festaitalianaslc.com/become-a-sponsor/

 

Media Contacts:

Nick Fuoco 801.597.9098

 

About the Italian-American Civic League

The Italian-American Civic League is a nationally recognized, successful non-profit organization that has been around since 1934.  The league has consistently brought various functions and events to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah for decades.  Comprised of over 200 active members, including a men and women’s chapter, the league participates in civic functions and cultural events such as Italian Day at Lagoon, Living Traditions Festival, and Festa di Colombo, and other national, local charities, and non-profits.  In addition to these events, the league continues to give back to the community.  Each chapter offers scholarships throughout the entire State of Utah, totaling throughout the years an excess of over $100,000.  The University of Utah has also honored the league by requesting publications, documents, and historical archives that highlight the history of the league and its local contributions to the State throughout the past century that can be found in the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.  For more information, visit www.utahitalians.com or follow utahitalians on Twitter.