Festa Italiana this weekend in Downtown Syracuse

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Festa Italiana

One of Syracuse’s largest downtown festivals gets underway Friday morning .  The annual Festa Italiana runs through Sunday at City Hall Commons at the corner of Montgomery and Washington Streets.  It features Italian food, games, music and fun.

The festival runs Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 7:00 p.m.

                                                            Festa Events

Friday:            

Charity One Handed Meatball Eating Contest – 12:30 p.m.

                        Location:  In Front of Small Stage – Fayette Street

                        Rain location:  Children’s Tent

                        See Contest Tab for Details

Bocce Challenge – 5:00 p.m.

                        Location:  In Front of NYS Office Building featuring the NewsChannel 9 bocce team.

Onondaga Historical Association Presentation – 5:30 p.m.

                        Location:  The Atrium at City Hall Commons

                        Robert Searing, Curator of History for OHA

Robert Searing will speak about Italian Immigration and its influence on our food, wine and culture

Saturday:

Edward Campagna Bocce Tournament-9:00 am

                        Location:  In Front of NYS Office Building

 Italian Bingo-12:30 p.m.

                        John Cerrone will call numbers in Italian and English

                        See Heritage Tab for Details

How to Make Limoncello and Italian Heritage and Traditions-1:30 p.m.

                        Location:  The Atrium-City Hall Commons

                        Joey Nigro of WCNY “Ciao”, Gabe Convertino and Rocco Lattanzio

                        How to make Limoncello

Pasta Making From Scratch-4:00 p.m.

                        Location:  The Atrium-City Hall Commons

                        Donna Pascarella-Sponsored by Vince’s Gourmet Imports

                        How to make homemade pasta

Italian Bingo-6:00 p.m.

                        Location:  The Atrium- City Hall Commons

                        John Cerrone will call numbers in Italian and English

                         See Heritage Tab for Details

Children’s Tent- 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

                        Location:  Tent near Key Bank

                        Jeff the Magic Man                1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

                        Clown Around Clowns           2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

                        Face Painter                           2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Open Air Mass – 11:00 a.m.

                        Location:  Main Stage

                        All Are Welcome

Beginner Bocce Lessons – 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

                        Location:  In Front of New York State Office Building

Children’s Tent – 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

                        Location: Tent near Key Bank

                        Face Painter                           12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

                        Jeff the Magic Man                1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

                        Clown Around Clowns           2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Italian Bingo – 1:00 p.m.

                        Location:  The Atrium- City Hall Commons

                        John Cerrone will call numbers in Italian and English

                        See Heritage Tab for Details

Memories of Italy-2:00

                        Location:  The Atrium-City Hall Commons

                        Laura Hand, Famous Local TV Newscaster will speak on the Memories of Italy

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

                        Free Photo Booth- Photos compliments of Ruffino Wine

                        Shop at Festa Boutique

                                                    Entertainment Schedule


Friday 9/13/19
                                                       Location

12:00               Bill Ali                                                  Small Stage

5:00                 Tom Rozzano & Ashley Cox                Small Stage

7:00                 The Strangers                                      Small Stage

7:00                 Prime Time                                         Main Stage

9:00                 Letizia Band                                         Small Stage

9:00                 Atlas                                                    Main Stage

Saturday 9/14/19                                                 Location

1:30                 Just Joe                                                Small Stage

12:30               Bad Husbands Club Lite                      Main Stage

3:00                 Ruby Shooz                                          Main Stage

3:00                 Joey Nigro & John Nilsen                    Small Stage

5:00                 The Blacklites                                      Main Stage

5:00                 Mickey Vendetti Band                        Small Stage

7:00                 Infinity                                                 Main Stage

7:00                 Bad Husbands Club                             Small Stage

9:00                 Custom Taylor Band                            Small Stage

9:00                 Hard Promises                                    Main Stage

Sunday 9/15/19                                                    Location

1:00                 Stroke                                                  Main Stage

2:00                 Josephine Federico School of Music  Small Stage

3:00                 Dirtroad Ruckus                                  Main Stage

3:00                 Billionaires                                          Small Stage

5:00                 Rocco Barbato                                    Main Stage

5:00                 Mere Mortals                                      Small Stage

Paulo & Felice – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

St. James Italian Heritage Dancers – Saturday and Sunday

Main Stage-In front of State Office Bldg.

Small Stage-Key Bank Parking Lot – Fayette St.

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