The Italian Street Festival is coming to Richmond again this year – September 27-28, 2014.
17th Street Farmer’s Market is magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 10th Annual Italian Festival. Get ready for the sights, sounds and aromas of the Italian countryside – and a chance to experience what Italian’s call “la dolce vita”, the sweet life.The Original Richmond Italian Street Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the Italian culture and heritage through the venue of a festival that generates revenues to be distributed to selected local charities. The festival charity of choices are Reinhart House, Slow Foods, Autism Society Central VA and Ninth Dimension.
The festival will have lots of fun and entertainment, including:
- Genuine Italian cuisine
- Italian wines and beer
- Free children’s area
- Local artisans and craft vendors
- Live music and entertainment
There will be lots of food vendors, including:
- Italian Kitchen East
- IK Catering
- Giuseppe Verde Lodge
- Deluca Gelato
- A TAVOLA INC
- Rita’s Italian Ice, Custard, Happiness
- Angelo’s Italian Restaurant
- Palermo Trattoria Pizzeria
- Biscotti Goddess
One of the area’s that the festival prides itself is our Children’s Area…a playground for children of all ages. The clowns from Clown Alley will face paint and make balloon animals for the children. Marcia Germain, a local artist, will create dazzling arm designs. Mr. Magician, Magician Extraordinaire, will keep families entertained with his mystifying acts and children will enjoy playing in the bouncey. Show your artistic talents at The Davinci Arts Center by creating beautiful pasta jewelry. Richmond SPCA and BARK will bring “man’s best friends” which are available for adoption. A bouncy and games and so much more will keep the children entertained for hours. With the support of our generous sponsors we are able to offer this at no charge to our festival goers.