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3rd Annual Italian Festival Transforms Scottsdale Into Little Italy

| January 4, 2016 | Calendar

The Italian Festival brings Italian culture, food, fashion and more to Scottsdale for its biggest year yet. Hosted by the Italian Association of Arizona, a local 501c(3), this two-day celebration will double in size, taking up the entire Scottsdale Waterfront on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2015. The event features everything from live music and unique, hand crafted Italian items, to wine tastings, authentic Italian cuisine and artists straight from Italy, like A’ Ziarella. Of course, no Italian event would be complete without gelato, Italy’s favorite dessert. With over 10,000 visitors last year, the Italian Festival is expecting higher numbers with more vendors and entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

WHO: The Italian Association

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COST: $10 Entrance fee. Children under 12, Veterans and Italian Association members FREE. Visit OR for event details.

For more information about the Italian Festival, contact the Italian Association at 480.745.7020 or email

Potential vendors can visit to learn how to get involved!

About Italian Association:
The Italian Association (IA) is a private, non-profit 501-(c)-(3), non-political membership organization open to the Italian and American Community of Arizona and to the Arizona University Students 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.


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