Festa Italiana
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Festa Italiana Celebrates 40 years with $7 for 7 Days Ticket Deal Starting April 17

Join the Italian Community’s 40-year tradition of food, family and festivities July 21-23, 2017

By - Apr 11th, 2017 09:11 am
Festa Italiana. Photo by Jack Fennimore.

Festa Italiana. Photo by Jack Fennimore.

MILWAUKEE – April 11, 2017 – Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is bringing back its spring ticket deal and encourages festivalgoers to purchase their discounted ticket to Italian food, entertainment and fun April 17-23, 2017.  The popular $7 for 7 Days Spring Fever Ticket Deal is available online only at http://festaitaliana.com/tickets.

Running for 7 days during April, May and June, attendees can take advantage of the Spring Fever Deal April 17-23, May 15-21 and June 19-25. Advance $10 online tickets are also now on sale through July 20, 2017. General admission is $13 at the gate and children ages 12 and under are admitted free all three days when accompanied by an adult.

“2017 marks our 40th anniversary and we are very excited to celebrate this significant milestone with festivalgoers this summer.  Many of our traditions involve volunteering and celebrating our Italian heritage and culture with friends and family at this annual event. We are proud to continue to share our Italian culture with the community and encourage everyone to take advantage of our special promotions as we head into the summer months,” said Dean Cannestra, Italian Community Center president and chairman of Festa Italiana.

Celebrating 40 Years of Food. Family. Tradizione.

From its modest beginnings forty years ago, Festa Italiana has grown into the largest Italian event of its kind in America today. Festa Italiana originated as a way to bring together an Italian community torn apart by urban renewal projects. As the first ethnic festival to take place in Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, now known as the Summerfest grounds, Festa was a “coming home” party for many Italians and served as a chance to share the best of the Italian culture with the community.

In its 40th year, Festa carries on time-honored traditions including the celebration of Sunday Mass and Procession, cultural exhibits, bocce courts and games, gondolas, photos of the old Third Ward and Italians in Milwaukee, as well as delicious food and entertainment true to the Italian culture including opera, dance, song and fireworks!

More news and information on this year’s Festa Italiana will be announced in the coming months.

About Festa Italiana Presented by Calypso Lemonades

The 40th annual Festa Italiana takes place at Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds) on Milwaukee’s lakefront Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23. Festa Italiana is the largest Italian event of its kind in America today. The Festival began forty years ago for the purpose of reuniting an Italian community torn apart by urban renewal projects and was the first ethnic festival in Milwaukee on the Summerfest grounds. Today, several ethic festivals are celebrated on Milwaukee’s lakefront and the city is now widely known as the City of Festivals. Through the dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers, the annual Festa Italiana has become a favorite family event to Milwaukee and surrounding areas. For more information on the festival, please visit www.FestaItaliana.com or call 414-223-2808.

Advance tickets for Festa Italiana are on sale now online.  Purchase your advance online ticket for $10 through July 20 at http://www.festaitaliana.com.  For ticket questions, please call 414-223-2808.

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