Italian Association to Host Ninth Biannual Festival in Scottsdale
By Claire Natale -
Thursday Oct 05, 2023
The Italian Association of Arizona announced its ninth biannual Scottsdale Taste of Italy at Scottsdale Stadium with live music, Italian food, art, exotic cars and entertainment.
“The Italian Festival has allowed us to bring a piece of Italy to Arizona since 2014,” said Italian Association Executive Director Francesco Guzzo. “It’s amazing to see how this event has grown over the past few years. We are approaching our ninth festival, and we are grateful that we can show the Valley a small piece of our culture.”
The Scottsdale Taste of Italy, happening during Italian Heritage Month, will feature a variety of live entertainment offerings during the event weekend, including Opera singers and the Sicilian Band to name a few. The event will provide authentic cuisine such as fresh biscotti, gelato, espresso, pasta, pizza, and Italian street fair foods. Featuring local vendors like L’Impasto, D’Amico, My Daddy’s Italian Bakery and Dolce Vita. Non-food vendors will also be in attendance to sell jewelry, handmade Italian leather purses and much more. ASU fashion students and Assoc. Professor Galina Mihaleva will display, and present Italian-inspired, sustainable fashion made of recycled products. Plus, kids can enjoy face painting and balloon makers in the Kids Fun Zone.
The Italian Festival wouldn’t be possible without its title sponsor, the City of Scottsdale, and others such as Peroni, PepsiCo, Aperol & Campari, Anderson Windows and Classico Wines & Spirits.
WHAT: Italian Association of Arizona’s Scottsdale Taste of Italy and International Pavilion
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Scottsdale Stadium
7408 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85251
Free parking is next to the stadium
COST: $20 at the door with a pre-sale of $15.00 advance sale, vendor prices vary
Children under 12 years old are free
For more information about the Italian Association of Arizona and the festival, please visit /www.italianassociation.org. Previous photos of the Italian Festival are available here.
About Italian Association:
The Italian Association (IA) is a private, non-profit 501c (3), non-political membership organization open to the Italian and American Community of Arizona that have an interest in developing their understanding and knowledge of Italy. The IA objective is to provide its members with a broad range of services to support their business, to facilitate communications and exchanges between members, to help accelerate their expansion plans and to promote Italian culture.