The Italian Association of Arizona announced its 6th Annual Italian Festival celebrating all things Italian. This two-day event will entertain and delight guests with live music, delicious Italian food and wine, dance performances, authentic Italian crafts and more. The festival will take place on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Old Town Scottsdale’s “Piazza del Southbridge”, south of Camelback Road and west of Scottsdale Road.

This year’s event will feature live entertainment and some of the best Italian food the Valley has to offer – gelato, pizza, hand-made meatballs, sausages, pasta, wine and other delicacies. Live performances will include Sbabieratori di Asta, A Ziarella (Italian Folk Group), Di Gala: Phoenician Tenors, and Sima and her All Star Trio.

The event is sponsored by Talking Stick Resort Arena, Menabrea Italian Beer, Fiat & Alfa Romeo and Go AZ Motorcycles. Galbani Cheese will sponsor a stage and host Celebrity Chef, Marco Sciortino.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that helps feed, clothe, house and heal those in need in Arizona.

Tickets to the event are $10 and children under 12 are free. Those interested in becoming a vendor, or sponsoring the Italian Festival can apply at,

Who:   The Italian Association’s 6th Annual Italian Festival

What:  The 6th annual Italian Festival is a two-day event sponsored by The City of Scottsdale celebrating Italian culture, food, music, arts, fashion and commerce.

When:  Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Old Town Scottsdale’s “Piazza del Southbridge,” 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Cost:   Tickets to the event are $10 and children under 12 are free.