Saturday,  April 6, 2019
9am to 6pm Ybor City
FREE ADMISSION Activities for All Ages
Bocce Invitational • Vino Competition
Cooking Demos • The Italian Club Food Tent • Grape Stomp
Ybor City Saturday Market
 

ABOUT ITALIAN HERITAGE DAY

For 21 years, the Italian Club has celebrated the rich Italian culture and heritage of Tampa Bay through hosting Festa Italiana Weekend.  The Italian Club has been blessed to receive such broad community support though out those 21-years that helped make our celebration of Italian culture and traditions in Tampa such a resounding success.

From our humble beginnings in 1998 as what started out as a small gathering with family and friends, Festa has enjoyed significant growth to become one of the region’s most celebrated cultural events that draws thousands of attendees to the Ybor City district.  It has been an honor and an extremely rewarding experience to organize a family-friendly event that has been so well embraced and loved by our community.

 

With producing an outdoor festival of our size and scope, it is an arduous undertaking that requires a dedicated team, long hours, and support from sponsors, local businesses and our local community.  With changing times and rising costs, it was important that Festa Italiana itself must change and adapt with the ever-moving landscape. Change is often not easy, but it is sometimes absolutely necessary for continuation and survival. In an effort to ensure that the legacy of showcasing Italian culture in Tampa continues into the future, we are excited to announce our new format for Festa Italiana in 2019.

 

Italian Heritage Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019 will continue the spirit of the Main Event of Festa, and will be a free admission day filled with cultural and fun activities for guests of all ages.  Programmed activities at Italian Heritage Day will include the annual bocce tournament and homemade vino competition, the Italian Club cooking tent, and a grape stomp.  Our popular Winefest of Italy on Sunday, April 7, 2019 will expand from a Thursday wine tasting party to a Sunday daytime wine festival. 

 

With the Italian Club commemorating its 100-year anniversary, Festa Italiana looks forward to you and your loved ones joining us in April 2019 so that we can continue another 100-years of celebrating Italian culture and heritage in Tampa Bay together.
 

LOCATION

Ybor City - Tampa, FL

Centennial Park

1800 E 8th Ave

Tampa, FL 33605

The Italian Club of Tampa

1731 E 7th Ave

Tampa, FL 33605

ITALIAN HERITAGE DAY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

TIME

9:00am

10:00am

12:30pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

6:00pm

ACTIVITY
Bocce Invitational: Sponsors

Weekly Ybor Saturday Market

Italian Heritage Day vendors

Italian Club Food Tent

Grape Stomp

Cooking Demo: Luigi Pirandello Culinary Institute, Bivona, Sicily

Cooking Demo: OGGI Italian

Bocce Invitational: Sponsors

Vino Competition

Krewe of Italia Bocce Tournament

ENDS

12:00pm

3:00pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

4:00pm

1:30pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

4:30pm

10:00pm

LOCATION

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park - 18th Street

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Centennial Park

The Italian Club of Tampa - 2nd Floor

Centennial Park

BOCCE INVITATIONAL

BOCCE INVITATIONAL

EVENT INFO

The Bocce Invitational is an annual competition between Festa Italiana sponsors. Cheer on your favorite team: 9am to noon + 2pm to 5pm.

The Krewe of Italia will then compete from 6pm to 10pm.

LOCATION

Centennial Park
Ybor City - Tampa, FL

VINO COMPETITION

Homemade Vino Competition

EVENT INFO

Hosted by Pardo Wines on Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 3pm to 4:30pm

LOCATION

The Italian Club

2nd Floor

1731 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

 
 
 

...our other weekend events

Friday, April 5, 2019
7pm to 10pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019
1pm - 4:30pm (VIP: 12pm)

We have been blessed to have Marathon as our Presenting Sponsor for over a decade.

Receive 40 CENTS OFF per gallon on your first fill at Marathon when you register for the MakeItCount Rewards Program.

Text ITALY to 40244 to get started!

2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR

EVENT BENEFICIARY

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2019 FARINELLI SPONSORS

2019 PAVAROTTI SPONSORS

2019 MEDIA SPONSORS

2019 BARTOLI SPONSORS

1930 East 7th Avenue • Audit Liaisons • Automated Petroleum & Energy Co

Cacciatore Brothers • The Columbia Group • Corral Wodiska Partnership, LTC

Dutton Law Group • Lazzara Family Partnership • Ligori & Sanders Law

Montrose Environmental Solutions • Oliva Tobacco Company • Pardo Wine Grapes

Professional Insurance Center • Sunset Events & The RITZ Ybor

2019 BOCELLI SPONSORS

Aerial Dragons • Alessi Bakery • Frank Vacanti Realty, Inc

Gelato Kings • Hillsborough Community College

Lamborghini Sarasota • Paul Ferlita CPA

2019 D'AMICI SPONSORS

East-West Animal Hospital • Law Office of Michael Larrinaga P.A. • MLT of Tampa, Inc

Rivero Gordimer & Company, PA • Sunshine State Garage

 

CONTACT US

Festa Italiana Committee

The Italian Club of Tampa

1731 East 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605

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