Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wakefield hosts 6th Annual Festival Italia: August 21 to August 22

August 21 – August 22

The Wakefield Event Planning Committee has been working non-stop on the upcoming Festival Italia 2015 events, and it will continue to grow as we approach the event.  This year’s festival will be the biggest and best yet.  The committee invites all to a fun-filled weekend.  The August 21 & 22 two-day Festival Italia celebration will have something for all. 

On Friday August 21st nine local restaurants to date will provide food for the Festival Italia Dinner Buffet, which will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Wakefield from  6 – 11:00 p.m.  We are excited  to announce that local favorite Valerie Giglio will perform, and a DJ will be providing music for the evening.  Tickets are $35, and can be purchased at Smith Drug, 390 Main St., Wakefield.
On Saturday, August 22rd, with a portion of Albion St. and Main St. closed to traffic, local merchants and restaurants will be setting up tents.  There will be shopping, music, an array of food,  beer and wine garden, wheel of chance, and car show to name a few.  An assortment of children’s events are scheduled for the day: face painter, balloon twister, all hands drumming, roaming railroad and model car race track.

To date, we have a great lineup of entertainment performing on three stages: Albion St. Stage: Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Jazzabelles, and The Morlocks Now. Main St. Stage 1: Natalie Joly; Betty’s Bounce; the North Ave. Band.  Main St. Stage 2: Joe Dias and Southern City.  We also have roaming entertainment: Boris, Italian Serenaders, Noodle Daisy, and local dance studios will be performing.  Go to our website or follow us on Facebook for updated information.