Festa Italiana is the place to be if you are visiting Thunder Bay on the August long weekend. Come celebrate all things Italian – entertainment, food and drink and enjoy the festivities of this annual event.
Festa Italiana is a two-day event held each year at the Italian Cultural Centre on Algoma Street. Put on by the Italian Society of Port Arthur this local festival has become a Sunday, Monday tradition for the Civic Holiday in Thunder Bay spanning over 20 years.
Fabulous Italian Food & Much More
The parking lot at the Italian Culture Centre comes alive with an entertainment stage, food booths and a beer gardens.
Enjoy home-cooked, traditional Italian food like brushetta, gnocchi, lasagna, ravioli and other Mediterranean delights at the various food booths. Local community groups from the Gran Sasso Club to Saint Anthony’s Church to the Juventus Soccer Club set up booths to serve authentic, mouth watering, Italian cuisine. International and local performers bring entertainment to the outdoor stage throughout the two days. There is an opportunity to learn about the city’s Italian heritage and art at displays set up inside the Italian Cultural Centre, while there will be special activities for kids to delight in.