Festa Italiana returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square, " Portland's Piazza" August 24-26, 11am to 11pm. Get ready for nonstop Italian! Italian Food, Entertainment, Vendors, Opera and 2 Wine/Beer Gardens For Entertainment we will feature two large bands. Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, from Dublin Ohio is an Italian American show band that will have you on your feet and heading for the bricks (our dance floor). Also local band Mbrascatu, an indie rock band with diverse European and American roots will showcase their unique signature sound. We will also have Moreno Fruzzetti, who has been awarded with the prestigious honor of “Ambassador of Italian Music to America”, is a truly gifted performer. He receives rave reviews at concerts throughout the world. He delivers a powerful tenor sound, captivating onstage presence, and a variety of operatic arias, pop music and American classics. Portland State Opera presents " Italian Opera in the Piazza" on Thursday night.
We have 2 Wine/Beer Gardens. Italian.....Wine, Beer and more.
Our Food Court has a diverse mix of Italian Food from local restaurants. Try a little Pizza, Pasta, Cannoli and maybe a little Gelato. Yum!
This year we have expanded our children's activities. Daytime fun will be in our Kids Corner, the Amphitheater (SW Morrison side). The Dragon Theater will be on site dressed in character and interacting with children throughout our Piazza. They will be leading parades, face painting, making animal balloons and posing for pictures. Princess's and several other characters are always popular and a lot of fun for the children (and adults also). The Old World Puppet Theater will also be at the Festa. This year they present "The Enchanted Ring - A Princess's Adventure" Live Marionette Performances at the Festa. What's beautiful young fairy tale Princess Kathryn to do when her favorite birthday present gets pilfered on the morning of her ninth birthday? Join us for madcap adventure as our fiery little Princess dons a suit of armor and, with the help of gentle old Sir Sampson, the Knight, battles spooky Spiders, bedazzles a Unicorn and matches wits with a dragon - all in a single afternoon. Fun for all ages! And don't miss the Pizza Toss and Grape Stomp! After all of that, why not treat the kids to a little gelato, cannoli or a big plate of pasta. Most of the these activities will take place in the afternoon. More information can be found on our website www.festa-italiana.org or on Facebook. Also see information on other Festa Week activities. The Festa is a family event with no admission charge and right on the and bus lines.
We hope to see you on a beautiful summer day!