August 5th – 7th, 2016
Boylan High School
4000 St. Francis Drive
Friday, August 5th: 5 – 11 PM
Saturday, August 6th: 12 – 11 PM
Sunday, August 7th 12 – 9 PM
Sunday Mass on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.00 per person
Children 12 & Under are FREE when accompanied by an adult
Free Admission is also granted to all military active duty and veterans
Carnival Ride Specials:
$15 with Purchase of Wristband at the South Ticket Booth
Saturday: Noon to 5:00pm
Sunday: Ride All Day
Special Event: Steve Salvato
Steve Salvato, a well recognized Rockford Italian family researcher, will be at the Culture Tent at Festa to research family histories at no cost to Festa goers.
Stop by and see Steve on Friday, 6 to 8 and Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 8.
BENVENUTI ALLA FESTA ITALIANA 2016
WELCOME TO FESTA ITALIANA 2016
Thirty-eight years ago, two men, Noe (Whitey) Marinelli and Bob (Corky) Corirossi had an inspiration, a festival that would join the Italian community in Rockford one weekend a year. One big family reunion!
With the help of over 100 chair people, countless volunteers, Festa Italiana is now the second largest festival in Rockford. For one very special weekend each year, everyone who passes through our gates is an “Honorary Italian.”
Festa Italiana is a subcommittee of GRIAA (Greater Rockford Italian American Association) and the largest contributor to GRIAA’s scholarship fund. GRIAA’s scholarship fund helps our Italian descendant’s with tuition in our parochial schools. To date, GRIAA has awarded nearly $700,000 in scholarships!
As your chairperson for Festa Italiana 2016 I would like to invite you to browse our website at www.griaa.org. Use the site menu to check out Amici Italiani Adult & Youth Dance Troupe, our Italian culture, event times, wonderful pictures and the many other programs GRIAA supports.
All of us look forward to seeing you on the grounds of Boylan Catholic High School, August 5th, 6th, and 7th!
Alex LaSala Chairperson 2016