Festa italiana


ICC cancels 2020 Festa Italiana

Published March 31, 2020

The 2020 Festa Italiana, which had already been shortened due to the Democratic National Convention, has now been completely canceled.


Festa Italiana to feature new dishes, chef demos & a tribute to Joe Bartolotta

Published July 16, 2019

The 42nd annual Festa Italiana takes place at Henry W. Maier Festival Park Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, and festival guests can look forward to a weekend filled with entertainment, Italian culture, refreshing beverages and delicious Italian food from a variety of local vendors.


10 views of 1950s Milwaukee

Published Aug. 21, 2018

Thanks to Milwaukeean Karl Bandow, who found a treasure trove of old Kodachrome half-frame slides of Milwaukee in an antiques store, we can offer up these gorgeous photos of the city as it appeared in the 1950s.


Festa lineup mixes new acts with returning favorites

Published May 11, 2018

Festa Italiana has announced its entertainment for the 2018 festival, which takes place at the Summerfest grounds July 20-22, and it includes a mix of returning favorites and new acts.


Milwaukee Talks: Festa Italiana co-chair Dean Cannestra

Published July 20, 2017

We talked to Dean Cannestra, president of the Italian Community Center - for which Festa is an annual fundraiser - and chair of Festa Italiana, about this year's event, running July 21-23, and about the traditions of Festa Italiana in Milwaukee.


Arancine are the belle of the ball at Festa Italiana

Published July 17, 2017

We're less than a week away from the 40th annual Festa Italiana (July 21-23), where one of the most popular dishes served is arancine, Sicilian fried rice balls. But, what are they? And how are they made. Dean Cannestra of Divino shows us how.


Festa Italiana adds the BoDeans to headliner lineup

Published May 11, 2017

Today, Festa Italiana announced the latest musical headliner added to its schedule: Milwaukee's own BoDeans, playing the festival Friday, July 21, at 9 p.m. at Henry Maier Festival Park.


Festa Italiana announces Gin Blossoms as headline act

Published April 28, 2017

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, yesterday announced Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms will headline the festival Saturday, July 22 at 9 p.m. at Henry W. Maier Festival Park.