IMPORTANT NOTICE – The Festival Italia will again be conducted at the Fredonia Beaver Club in 2023.
THE FESTIVAL ITALIA PLANNING COMMITTEE IS STILL WORKING ON THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL SCHEDULE. BELOW IS THE 2022 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FOR YOUR REVIEW.
Festival Italia celebrates the Italian Heritage that so many of Fredonia’s residents share. Food, music, dancing, local history, and activities – fun for all!
Schedule of Events
11:00am – 2:00pm – Children’s Activities
11:00am – 6:00pm – Craft Vendors
11:30am – 12:00pm – Collage Performing Arts Center (Italian Dancing)
12:00–12:30pm – Infinity Dance Academy (Italian Dancing)
12:30-2:00pm – Ian Messana Liedke
2:00-3:00pm – Announcement of winners of Meatball/Wine contests & Italian Heritage Panel (Orchard St Neighbors)
3:00-5:00pm – Dave Golando combo
5:30–7:30pm – Happy Days Band
8:00-11:00pm – The Formula Band
Children’s Activities will include crafts, bingo, Italian stories, interactive exhibits, and much more! Meet Mario and Luigi from Mario Kart and Super Smash Bothers! Visit our local food vendors including Serving Up Smiles Ice Cream Wagon and have some friendly competition at our Bocce court!
The late afternoon into the evening includes more Bocce ball games, crafts and Italian themed vendors, lots of music and plenty of Italian food and wine. Come eat food, drink some wine, shop, and have a good time!
During your time at Festival Italia, please visit one of the on-site local restaurants offering Festival Italia specials – Blasdell Pizza, Don Bennice Italian Sausage, Rural Ministry meatballs & cannoli and Fred’s.
Grab a festival t-shirt, apron or many other Italian themed merchandise items and basket raffle tickets at our Festivals Fredonia tent!
Don’t forget to sign up for the 3rd Annual Fredonia’s Best Meatball Contest or the Best Homemade Wine Contest. Download the form by clicking the button below. Do you have what it takes to be considered Fredonia’s Best? All entries must be submitted to the Festivals Fredonia table by 12pm.