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Celebrate Italian Culture On Saturday At The Sons Of Italy Festa Italiana

Jul 28, 2014 11:40AM ● By Bill Gilman

Festa Italiana is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, from 12 to 8 p.m. on Livingston Street.

If you are a full-blooded Italian, a little bit Italian, know people who are Italian or just love italian food and culture, then Livingston Street is the place to be for Tewksbury's first Festa Italiana!

The event will be taking place Saturday, Aug. 2 (Rain Date Aug. 3),  from 12 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Tewksbury chapter of the Sons of Italy. 

There will be activities and misc going on throughout the day and enough different types of Italian food to keep everyone in the family happy. So plan to bring a chair or a blanket and plan to stay for a little while or maybe the whole day.

Activities for the kids include games, "Touch a Truck", magic, balloon creations and juggling. For the grown-ups, there will be an antique car exhibition, the traditional Blessing of the Saints march and even a mechanical bull!

The complete schedule of activities for Festa Italiana is as follows:

Rotary Pavilion Musical/Live Entertainment  (All Day)

Hosting the musical and live entertainment throughout the day will be DJ Parisi from Newfound Entertainment.

12:00-12:30 The Captivating Singing Sensation “Corinne”

12:30-1:30 Comedian Bill Campbell

2:30-3:30 The Authentic Italian Sounds of Abino

4:00-4:30 Tewksbury Memorial High School Band and the Saints March

5:00-6:00 Twisted Magic with Brian Christie

Balloon Twisting, Magic and Juggling

6:30-7:30 Italian Music with Arnie Rosen 


12:00-3:00 Touch a Truck 

4:00-4:30 Blessing of the Saint and Saints March

5:00-8:00 Merrimack Valley Antique Car Show


Lots of games and activities for the kids! Home Depot will be working on building activities with the kids from 12-3.

Take a ride on a Mechanical Bull, try to out run your opponent on the Bungee Run, test your agility on the Adrenaline Rush.  All About Fun will have bracelets and tickets can be purchased at the gate entrance.

Come shop with the various retail vendors in our “Shoppers Haven” area under the big tent.

Purchase Slush or a piece of pizza at the Concession Stand to support the TMHS Band.

Peruse our many food vendors and enjoy delicious arancinis, raviolis, and various other pastas, cherry stones, calamari, fried dough and more!!

Make a Food or Monetary donation to the Festa Italiana’s Saint.  All donations made to the Saint will go to support the Tewksbury Food Pantry.  Proceeds from this event will support the OSIA’s annual scholarship and charitable giving programs.

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