Festa Italiana Activities
June 12, 2022 /
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
10 AM - 5 PM
At Festa Italiana!, you’ll get to experience a wide range of Italian culture.
Enjoy live entertainment from musicians, savor tasty bites in the food court, sip some of the finest local wines, enjoy pizza pie tossing demonstrations, judge homemade sauce recipes, and take your bambinis to the kids zone for interactive projects.
Wine Sip & Olive Oil Dip
Strolling and tasting is encouraged … with stops throughout the pavillion, stroll with your friends to sip savory wines and dip into rich olive oils. Buy your wine tasting tickets at the ticket booth outside the pavillion.
Sponsored by 5 Star Marina
Boss of the Sauce Contest
Think you have a recipe that could earn you the Boss of the Sauce title? Come out to judge for only $5! Purchase your judging ticket at the ticket booth outside the pavilion. Sauce judging takes place from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!
Sponsors: Collins Electrical Company and Pietro’s Trattoria
Special Thanks to: Bruno’s Peppers and Genova Bakery
Celebrated Chefs (Italian and non-Italian) throughout the region will be demonstrating their Italian food preparation skills at the Cooking Demonstration Stage.
We have also added demonstrations on preparing Italian cocktails, and a segment on cooking with olive oil.
Italian Mercado Sponsor: Bull BBQ
Pizza Pie Tossing Demonstrations
Come to the Celebrity Chef Cooking Area to enjoy pizza pie tossing entertainment while learning how to bake a pizza in a pizza oven.
Sponsored by Collins Electrical Company
Children, clowns, dance troupes, accordion players and entertainers will enchant the bambinis throughout the day! Interactive Italian art projects, games and activities will delight children of all ages.
Bambini Zone Sponsor: RPM Company
Bambini Stage Sponsor: Adventist Health Lodi Memorial
Italian Mercato and Food Court
Shop in the Mercato for all things Italian – from gifts to antiques to apparel. Grab a bite to eat in the food court, where you’ll find all the best local Italian grub!
Italian Mercado Sponsor: Dameron Hospital
Italian History Display
Displaying local Italian History, the Pacific Italian Alliance is putting together a beautiful display of photos, historic stories and books by Italians, about Italians and other interesting tidbits.
Sponsor: Port of Stockton
Automobili Italian Auto Show
Beautiful Italian automobiles or beautiful automobiles owned by Italians is the only criteria to enter this show – plus a $35.00 entry fee per vehicle.
Sponsors: Watts Equipment & Panella Trucking
Sponsored by Pacific Coast Supply
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS:
ITALIAN STREET PAINTING:
Bocce Ball will be available for everyone to give it a try! Free lessons for all.
Sponsor: BAC Community Bank
Test your aim in the traditional salami toss, where you will throw potatoes at hanging salami! Such fun!