From Friday November 3 to -Sunday November 5, The 15th Annual Feast of Little Italy will be presented by Arrigo Fiat West Palm at Abacoa. The three-day family-friendly Italian street festival features national entertainment, authentic food, festival rides and games, free wine and cooking demonstrations and more.
15 years in Palm Beach County
As the Feast of Little Italy celebrates their 15 years in Palm Beach County, they look to celebrate it with food, music, art, traditions. Keeping their focus on family, culture and community, this festival has become an annual tradition for generations to come and enjoy while celebrating their heritage.
“As we celebrate 15 years, I reflect upon it humbly to have the honor of playing a part in sharing old traditions and creating new memories with our community and South Florida. Nothing brings me more joy then to see three generations of families walking through the festival together laughing, smiling, and most importantly loving. To me that has always been what the Feast is all about” said festival producer, Jerry Somma.
The Feast of Little Italy presented by Arrigo Fiat of West Palm Beach has recently announced the feast headliner, Sal Valentinetti, a crooner who started off as a pizza delivery boy, and now after competing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, his flawless voice can be heard around the world. Salvatore was Heidi Klum’s golden buzzer, and was the fifth finalist in the competition. Known as Sal “The Voice,” he has embraced the standards and Italian classics by performing hits from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin while keeping the Italian culture alive for a new generation to enjoy.
Throughout the three-day festival there will be live music on the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center stage from national and local Italian and Italian American artists. The entertainment kicks off the feast with The Atlantic City Boys Friday, November 3rd at 8:30pm with a special tribute to Frankie Valli, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti takes the stage Saturday, November 4th at 8pm, and Tommy Mara & The Crests perform their new show “Rockin’ through the Decades”.
Throughout the Feast and with every step you take in Abacoa, there will be a food vendor serving up an authentic dish; from pasta, sausage, and peppers to shrimp scampi, zeppoles and pinwheels to much more. The aroma of Italy will surround you and every bite will keep you hungry for more. Each year national and local chef’s come out to the Feast and participate in the Galbani Cooking Pavilion with Chef Marco Sciortino instructing the public on how to cook a specialty dish with free cooking demonstrations and tastings highlighting the chef’s very own Galbani recipes. In addition, free Voga wine seminars and tastings will be held throughout the weekend.
The festival is for everyone to come out and enjoy the festival rides, carnival games, food, bocce ball, and the live entertainment. So, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch all the talented entertainers all day long on the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Stage.
Tickets & Hours
Admission is $7.00 to the festival and includes all the concerts, cooking demos, wine seminars and more. Children 12 and under are free.
Little Smiles is the official charity of the Feast of Little Italy. Little Smiles will be on site raising awareness with kids activities as well as accepting donations. This is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c) 3 children’s charity. Their mission is to help heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. With the guidance of local professionals such as doctors, nurses, child life specialists and social workers, we strive to help kids escape their unfortunate circumstances, even if only for a short period of time. The Feast of Little Italy kicks-off the annual holiday toy drive.
Date(s) - 11/03/2017 - 11/05/2017
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm