Friday, August 2nd, 2019: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: Noon to 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 4th, 2019: Noon to 7 p.m.
Carnival Ride Wristband Hours
Saturday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m.
Single admission: $5.00
2 Day pass: $7.00
Family Pack: $40.00 (4 single admission tickets, 2 ride wristbands, and $20 in food & drink tickets. Online purchase only. Get tickets below.)
Too White Crew VIP Pass: $20.00 (First five rows. Standing room only.)
Come celebrate 41 years with us at Festa Italiana, a Rockford tradition! Enjoy the exquisite taste of Italian culture, entertainment, and best of all– delicious food! Festa Italiana is the largest fundraiser for the Greater Rockford Italian American Association. G.R.I.A.A is a non for profit organization that raises funds for scholarships for area youth in grades K-12. Festa Italiana is the longest running festival in Rockford! Our success would not be possible without the generous support of our local community leaders!
Festa Italiana 2019 Presents “Meet the Chef’s!”
Join us in the Culture Tent as local Italian chefs demonstrate their favorite recipe!
Saturday, Aug. 3rd
1:00 p.m. – Risotto with Pete Turcato & John Gasparini from The Venetian Club
2:30 p.m. – Arancini’s with Saro Costa from Costa’s Ristorante, Byron IL
4:00 p.m. – Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato with Jody Perrecone & Mary Anne Ferruggia.
Sunday Aug. 4th
1:00 p.m. – Sal Galluzzo from Sam’s Ristorante
2:30 p.m. – Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato with Jody Perrecone & Mary Anne Ferruggia.
4:00 p.m. – Whiskey Cookies with Polly Matranga Happach from Bella Luna Bakery