It's that time again! Come join us for the 2017 Festa Italian/Houston Italian Festival at the University of St. Thomas!
This year's festival features:
— Live Music and Performances by DJ Italia, the Fab 5, the Houston International Dancing group, the Tarantellas Italian Folk dance group, and the nation's top Italian tenor Aaron Caruso
— Wine and beer tastings
— Film screenings
— Cooking classes for children
— Italian language classes
— Carranza puppet shows
— Interactive sidewalk art produced live by artist Carol Wells
— Pasta eating contests, grape stomps, and a bocce ball tournament
— Friday: Spaghetti Western Night featuring film screenings of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West and live music from Last Chance (wear a cowboy hat and recieve a $2 discount for on-site gate admission!)
— Sunday: Classic Car Show
...and so much more!
Proceeds from the Houston Italian Festival benefit severl local non-profits including the ICCC, the Italian language school, scholarships and many cultural events presented for the public each year. This year, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Houston Food Bank in order to help replenish their supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
For more information, visit houstonitalianfestival.com.
What: 39th Houston Italian Festival – Festa Italiana
Where: The grounds of the University of St. Thomas (3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006)
When: October 12 – 15, 2017: Thursday, October 12: 5pm — 10pm; Friday, October 13: 11am — 10pm; Saturday, October 14: 11am — 10pm; Sunday, October 15: 11am — 6pm
For a detailed schedule, visit houstonitalianfestival.com
Admission is free Thursday all day and Friday until 4:00 pm (after 4:00 pm Friday, admission is $8 for adults and free for children under 12). Discounted admission tickets are available online for $6. Reservations for festival activities, advance online tickets, and food and beverage packages can be bought online.