Scottsdale goes Italian

March 16, 2018 by  

The Italian Association, a non-profit organization, will be presenting its 5th annual Italian Festival of Arizona this month.

The two-day event will celebrate Italian culture present and past through music, food, and art. Over 15,000 people are expected to attend.

Here, everyone will get the opportunity to enjoy authentic Italian fare such as gelato, pizza, paninis, and pasta in the Italian food pavilion. Each food vendor will be offering $2 samples of their fare.

Artists and crafts people will be vending hand-crafted items that can be found in Italy today and from past Italian culture. Professional poster printing can help participating vendors advertise the festival in their businesses and shops in the run-up to events like this.

Some of the entertainers are directly from Italy. These include Naples singer Pietro Rainone, the accordion quartet Quartetto Aires, and food evangelist and entertainer Don Pasta. Other performers will be opera impresarios Tre Tenori and the Sporana; musical performers Steve Ansen and the Jackson Street Band, Sicilian Band, the Ultimate Bon Jovi Band; and stand-up comedian, Mark Corbes.

Italian Festival of Arizona will take place March 24 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and March 25 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Scottsdaleā€™s Civic Center Mall, 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd. Tickets are $10 online and will be $15 at the event. Kids 12 years old and younger can get in free.