San Diego’s Little Italy Presents the 22nd Annual FESTA!

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Italian music will be highlighted during FESTA!

Italian music will be highlighted during FESTA!

The Little Italy Association of San Diego is proud to host the 22nd annual FESTA!, the largest Italian cultural festival in the Western U.S., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. The streets of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood will be filled with over 120,000 visitors from all over the world to pay tribute to the Italian heritage and culture that created this iconic neighborhood. The event will feature Italian food, al fresco dining, authentic Italian music on three difference stages, a Sicilian flag procession, street stickball and bocce ball tournaments, Gesso Italiano (Italian chalk) and more.

According to Marco Li Mandri, chief executive administrator of the Little Italy Association, “FESTA! is a time to celebrate our future and each other—all the Little Italy residents, community members and business and property owners that take pride in our neighborhood. We want to showcase our community’s success and Italian love with everyone and FESTA! is the perfect event to do just that.”
FESTA! was created in 1994 to symbolize Little Italy’s Italian homecoming and establish an annual day of celebration for the community to highlight its growth and development. What started as a 10 vendor festival, is now at 150 vendors and spans 12 blocks of San Diego’s Little Italy. FESTA! celebrates a dream come true for Italian Americans in the San Diego community.

For more information about San Diego’s Little Italy FESTA! or about the Little Italy Association of San Diego, visit or


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