Live music, delicious Italian food and wine, dance performances, authentic Italian crafts and more – the fifth annual Italian festival celebrates all things Italian. Hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501c(3) non-profit, this two-day event will entertain and delight guests. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, at the Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale.
This year’s event will feature demonstrations by renowned Italian DJ and food evangelist Don Pasta, performances by the AIRES Quartet a group of four young musicians who play the accordion and seek to expand the popularity of the instrument and Pietro Rainone a solo musician who plays classic Neapolitan music – all visiting Phoenix from Italy for the festival. Some of the best Italian food the Valley has to offer – gelato, pizza, hand-made meatballs, sausages, pasta, wine and other delicacies. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that helps feed, clothe, house and heal those in need in Arizona.
When: Saturday, March 24, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Civic Center Mall
3939 N Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Cost: $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free.