Festa Italiana started in the spring of 1997 and is an annual multi-day event that honors Italian culture and heritage by showcasing the Italian culture, traditions, and heritage. The event includes exciting entertainment from world-renowned performers, a variety of premier wines and spirits, and a diverse assortment of activities for guests of all ages. All proceeds from Festa Italiana benefit The Italian Club Building & Cultural Trust Fund, Inc.
Our Wines of Italy Program, which is the official Opening Party to Festa Italiana Weekend, offers tastings of over 70 wines from Italy and Italian cuisine, antipasti and desserts. A silent auction offers an opportunity to win fabulous prizes and gift packages.
The main event, Festa Italiana occurs over the weekend, and features mouth-watering Italian food, main stage entertainment showcasing some of the world’s greatest entertainers, singers and dancers, cooking demonstrations, a children’s area, the Club Italia Party Tent, cultural and genealogy areas, and much more.
To learn more about the Italian Club’s Festa Italiana, please visit www.festaitalianatampa.com
Lena Prima LIVE!
Friday, April 5th
About Lena Prima: Lena Prima is a highly acclaimed singer, award-winning Basin Street Records recording artist and youngest daughter of the great Louis Prima. Her latest album, Prima la Famiglia pays loving tribute to her father, and indeed the entire Italian-American Family. The album recently debuted at an astonishing #10 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Lena continues to perform many of her Dad’s wonderful songs and compositions as well. Proceeds to benefit the Italian Club Building & Cultural Trust Fund a registered 501c3 (ID: #59-2708291)
Italian Heritage Day
Saturday, April 6th
9:00am-6:00pm – Ybor City
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.
Winefest of Italy
Sunday, April 7th
FESTA ITALIANA Tampa invites you to Winefest of Italy on Sunday, April 7, 2019 presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. VIP Hour: 12pm to 1pm | General Admission: 1pm to 4:30pm. Guests of Winesfest of Italy will SAMPLE over 80 wines from Italy & California, TASTE Italian cuisine, ENJOY delicious bites, SIP on complimentary craft cocktail samples, BID on over 100 featured items at the Silent Auction, ENJOY live entertainment, PURCHASE your favorite bottles of wine after sampling them. The Italian Club of Tampa will be showcasing Italy’s vast wine regions. A selection of wines from California’s regions will also be available for sampling. A Wine Shop will be available to conveniently purchase your favorites bottles after sampling them. Admission for Festa Italiana’s Winefest of Italy on Sunday, April 7, 2019 (Ages 21+):$40.00 early bird discount (starts 2/11 – limited ticket quantity), $50.00 Italian Club members, $65.00 (after March 18, 2018), $100 VIP – VIP ticket holders will have a one-hour early entrance into the event, w/ sampling of premium wines between 12pm to 1pm that will not be available to general guests.