38th Houston Italian Festival - Festa Italiana

October 13-16, 2016
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Pasta Eating Contest at the Houston Italian Festival
Pasta Eating Contest at the Houston Italian Festival

The Houston Italian Festival, or Festa Italiana, is an annual festival that was founded with the scope of celebrating Italian culture and heritage in the city of Houston, Texas. Presented by the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) and taking place on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16, 2016, the festival is recognized as a significant cultural event in the city of Houston.

Festa Italiana is one of the largest ethnic festivals in the city – an event that attracts thousands of Houstonians! The festival’s exponential growth has been the result of dedication to the commitment Houston Italians made to themselves to maintain their cultural heritage and to their hometown to be active participants in Houston’s development as a major city.

Festa Italiana offers numerous activities to entertain the large audience it has today. From the favorite Italian bowling game of Bocce Ball; Italian performers and bands from the Houston area, Chicago and New York City; food booths from Italian restaurants in Houston, serving authentic and irresistible recipes they brought to this country or inherited from their Italian families; activities and rides for children; and traditional events such as the grape stomping contesting, the pasta eating contest, the Italian Auto Show and more!

Proceeds from the Festa Italiana support the ICCC, the Italian language school, scholarships, and many cultural events presented for the public each year.

Festival Dates & Times:
Thursday, October 13: 5pm - 10pm (Admission free Thursday)
Friday, October 14: 11am - 10pm (Admission free until 4pm Friday)
Saturday, October 15: 11am - 10pm
Sunday, October 16: 11am - 6pm

To purchase discounted festival tickets, visit www.iccchouston.eventbrite.com

Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston (ICCC)

The ICCC is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance, celebrate and preserve Italian heritage and culture for all Houstonians to enjoy.  As Houston’s leading authority for all things Italian, the ICCC is proud to educate Houstonians about Italian culture, history and heritage. The ICCC offers events throughout the year including wine tastings, dinners, movies and lectures.  The ICCC also offers year-round language education and cultural enrichment classes. 

For more information about all the events offered by the ICCC visit www.iccchouston.com

Date: October 13-16, 2016 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Location: University of St. Thomas | 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 | 7135244222 ext. 3

Event website: HoustonItalianFestival.com

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3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
7135244222 ext. 3

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