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2017 Festa Italiana – Italian Festival @ Seattle Center | FREE, Music, Chef Demos, Food, Wine & Beer Gardens, Arts & Crafts, Grape Stomp, Auto Show

The Italian Festival

Seattle’s 2017 Italian Festival kicks off this Friday with the Taste of Italy wine tasting and reception. That’s followed by two days of free entertainment including a grape stomp, bocce ball tournament, pizza toss, Italian Classic Vehicle Show, an expanded food marketplace and live music.


From website:
Festa Italiana Seattle2017 Italian Festival
September 22-24, 2017 | Free
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday
See the full schedule at

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle,WA 98109
(206) 684-7200 | More info:

Welcome to Seattle’s 30th Annual Festa Italiana! Festa Italiana is an all-volunteer community organization which produces an annual series of events the last week of September, culminating in a major Italian Festival at Seattle Center. Since 1988, Festa Italiana has been celebrating the cultural roots of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest by promoting the arts, the food and the culture that are uniquely Italian.

Our highlights include two concerts starring New York tenor Aaron Caruso in only his third appearance in Seattle, Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago headlining a great schedule of cooking demospuppetry by the Olde World Puppet Theatre and a Grape Stomping competition which has to be seen to be believed! By popular demand, the Food Court & Vendor Market has been expanded as well.

Friday night at 7PM we will also present the Taste of Italy™ Wine Tasting and Opening Reception in the Armory at Seattle Center. Featuring music by Danny Quintero, over 70 Italian wines to taste, and delicious Hors d’oeuvres and antipasti from Big John’s PFI. Tickets are $25 per person and you must be 21 or older to enter. (Service charges apply.)

As always, we will again offer a wide array of cultural and educationalopportunities in which to participate and learn. Year after year, however, our main attractions continue to be foodentertainment and fun for the whole family!


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