For 21 years, the Italian Club has celebrated the rich Italian culture and heritage of Tampa Bay through hosting Festa Italiana Weekend. The Italian Club has been blessed to receive such broad community support though out those 21-years that helped make our celebration of Italian culture and traditions in Tampa such a resounding success.
From our humble beginnings in 1998 as what started out as a small gathering with family and friends, Festa has enjoyed significant growth to become one of the region’s most celebrated cultural events that draws thousands of attendees to the Ybor City district. It has been an honor and an extremely rewarding experience to organize a family-friendly event that has been so well embraced and loved by our community.
With producing an outdoor festival of our size and scope, it is an arduous undertaking that requires a dedicated team, long hours, and support from sponsors, local businesses and our local community. With changing times and rising costs, it was important that Festa Italiana itself must change and adapt with the ever-moving landscape. Change is often not easy, but it is sometimes absolutely necessary for continuation and survival. In an effort to ensure that the legacy of showcasing Italian culture in Tampa continues into the future, we are excited to announce our new format for Festa Italiana in 2019.
Lena Prima, Award-winning singer and daughter of the legendary Louis Prima, will perform at an intimate concert at The Italian Club on Friday, April 5, 2019. Italian Heritage Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019 will continue the spirit of the Main Event of Festa, and will be a free admission day filled with cultural and fun activities for guests of all ages. Programmed activities at Italian Heritage Day will include the annual bocce tournament and homemade vino competition, the Italian Club cooking tent, and a grape stomp. Our popular Winefest of Italy on Sunday, April 7, 2019 will expand from a Thursday wine tasting party to a Sunday daytime wine festival.
With the Italian Club commemorating its 100-year anniversary, Festa Italiana looks forward to you and your loved ones joining us in April 2019 so that we can continue another 100-years of celebrating Italian culture and heritage in Tampa Bay together.
Festa Italiana is the primary fundraiser for The Italian Club of Tampa.
Over a century ago, The Italian Club (L’Unione Italiana) was founded by a small visionary group who realized that by uniting together, the Italian community of Tampa could overcome many of the social and economic challenges that confronted those “turn-of-the-century” immigrants from Italy. From those visions came the beautiful building known as the Italian Club, which hosts several weddings, corporate functions, non-profit galas, birthdays and celebrations throughout the year all within the Historic Ybor City district of Tampa Bay.
For more info about The Italian Club, please visit: www.italian-club.org
Friday, April 5, 2019
7pm to 10pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9am to 6pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019
1pm - 4:30pm (VIP: 12pm)
2019 CHANCE DRAWING PRIZES
$5 recommended donation per ticket. Winning tickets will be randomly drawn at Winefest of Italy on April 7, 2019 at the Italian Club. Need not be present to win. Please contact the Italian Club for more information: email@example.com
$2,500.00 worth of gas
Marathon Gas Cards
provided by Marathon Petroleum
$2,000.00 .70C Diamond Bar Necklace
14K White Gold
provided by Mavilo Wholesalers, Inc.
2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
2019 Festa Italiana Tampa Scholarship sponsored in honor of Nelson Italiano will be offering a $5,000.00 scholarship to an area high school senior. Please click the below link for more information + to download the application.
We have been blessed to have Marathon as our Presenting Sponsor for over a decade.
Receive 40 CENTS OFF per gallon on your first fill at Marathon when you register for the MakeItCount Rewards Program.
Text ITALY to 40244 to get started!
2019 PRESENTING SPONSOR
2019 FARINELLI SPONSORS
2019 PAVAROTTI SPONSORS
2019 MEDIA SPONSORS
2019 WINEFEST OF ITALY
2019 BARTOLI SPONSORS
1930 East 7th Avenue • Audit Liaisons • Automated Petroleum & Energy Co
Cacciatore Brothers • The Columbia Group • Corral Wodiska Partnership, LTC
Dutton Law Group • Lazzara Family Partnership • Ligori & Sanders Law
Montrose Environmental Solutions • Oliva Tobacco Company
Pardo Wine Grapes • Professional Insurance Center
Sunset Events & The RITZ Ybor
2019 BOCELLI SPONSORS
Aerial Dragons • Alessi Bakery • Frank Vacanti Realty, Inc
Gelato Kings • Hillsborough Community College
Lamborghini Sarasota • Paul Ferlita CPA
2019 D'AMICI SPONSORS
East-West Animal Hospital • Law Office of Michael Larrinaga P.A. • MLT of Tampa, Inc
Rivero Gordimer & Company, PA • Sunshine State Garage