Festa Italiana 2017
Friday – Sunday, June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will once again kick off the summer season at Zona Rosa! This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond.
Enjoy an amazing assortment of Italian food favorites, a beer garden, an Italian Car Show, food eating contests and much more. Plus, novelty booths will line the streets including “Lots Of Italiana” shirts, hats, and other memorabilia representing Italian heritage for the whole family.
The festival will also feature a designated children’s area with a variety of activities.
Admission is free to everyone for the entire weekend and Festa provides an ideal environment to experience great authentic live entertainment, delicious Italian food, outstanding desserts, beverages, vendor and historical informational booths. Festa Italiana is a fundraising event for the Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National (501c3) and all proceeds are for direct application to our annual scholarship fund. Festa Italiana is the chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year and scholarships are awarded to recipients the Sunday afternoon of every festival.
Festa Italiana has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to high school students over the past 6 years.
Festa Italiana has had more than 500,000 attendees over the past 6 years.
The Northland Lifestyle Magazine has called Festa Italiana “The Festival Event of the Summer.”
Festa Italiana is annually nominated by Kansas City’s Visitors Bureau as one of the top ethnic and family festivals in the city.