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Italian Day Festa!


August 12, 2016

Delicious Ethnic Food, Entertainment Galore & Fireworks!
The Best Family Italian Event in the Country!

Discount Ticket Information

Purchase discount Italian Day tickets ONLINE for $29.99 (plus $2.50 tax and online fee). This ticket is valid for August 12, 2016 ONLY. BUY NOW 

Or, purchase discount tickets for $25.00 at one of these Italian Day Festa ticket outlets.


Delicious Italian Food

No need to pack a picnic basket on this day! Visit “la Cucina” where you’ll find plenty of delicious Italian cuisine by:

  • Rizzo’s Malabar Inn
  • Aroma Italiano
  • 2 Ladies & A Gentleman Catering
  • And don’t forget the delicious desserts from Patti's Pasticceria

All-Day Entertainment (Noon-9:30 pm)

Pavilion D-2
Starting at 11:00 am Edwardo
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Cavaliers
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Mirella the Musician

Hillside Theater Stage
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Jimmy Sapienza
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm The Holidays
9:30 pm (weather permitting) FIREWORKS!

We end our evening by “painting the sky” with our beautiful fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) accompanied by the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Lou Monte and other Italian favorites!

Entertainer Bios:

The Holidays
8:00 – 9:30 pm Hillside Theater Stage
The Holidays replicate the original sounds of the past with freshness and vitality. Their repertoire of tunes will take you through the 50's, 60's, and 70's and will keep you both entertained and tapping feet to the beat of the music, which has an endless abundance of energy and charisma. Front line singers Sam Ferrella, Josephine Crooks, Walt Lendl and Wayne Zollinger are backed by a group of musicians who are second to none! Along with their strong lead voices, the Groups vocal harmony is outstanding!

Jimmy Sapienza
6:30 – 8:00 pm Hillside Theater Stage
Jimmy Sapienza's "Five Guys Named Moe" have quality and punch, plus all the spark of a tightly polished jazz combo.  They swing!  They rock!  Appreciative audiences applaud their expert abilities and musicianship.  They even played for the President of the United States!  Sapienza is a singer, songwriter, actor, spokesperson and funny-man who leads an award-winning world-class band - - all adding up to one highly entertaining package!

Starting at 11:00 AM Pavilion D-2
Edwardo plays the accordion and specializes in Italian folk and pop music. He also plays a variety of other ethnic music, as well as beautiful music from the great American songbook.

The Cavaliers
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pavilion D-2
The Cavaliers Band has been thrilling crowds throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Canada for the past 25 years. Their musical repertoire is impressive and ranges from traditional Italian dance music, to swing tunes and American rock. The Italian-American genre is a favorite among audiences wherever they perform.

Mirella the Musician
5:00 – 6:30 PM Pavilion D-2
To celebrate her Italian heritage, Mirella, at age 15, began playing her accordion in Pittsburgh's Strip District for an Italian produce store where she continued to play and attract customers for the past 18 years. In addition, she has played for other establishments in the Strip District including an Italian Espresso Coffee Shop and local diner. "Mirella The Musician" has traveled throughout the Pittsburgh and Tri-State Area entertaining Italian-American audiences at Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Reunions and Summer Picnics. For over 25 years, Mirella has delighted people with her music and during that time she developed an extensive repertoire of traditional Italian and American melodies. Her dynamic and energetic style attracts audiences of all ages and nationality.

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