Downtown Mississauga dives into Italian culture

July 19, 2018 by  

The annual Italfest is taking place next month in Mississauga for two days.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Ferragosto in the City’. The event is a celebration of Italian art, history, music and food. There will be live musical entertainment, sports events and some fun contests.

Music will be provided by DJ Danny D and artists such as I Santo California. There is set to be a youth soccer challenges, as well as bocce and scopa (an Italian card game) tournaments. Over 50 vendors will be on hand to sell arts and crafts and Italian-related merchandise; in addition, local community organizations will be providing information to the public about their services.

There are also set to be cooking demonstrations and a kids’ pizza-making workshop. The public can participate in watermelon and pasta eating contests. For the kids, there will be face painting, inflatables, and a basketball challenge.

A couple of awards are set to be handed out, and a Heritage Centre will allow people to learn about Italy.

The event regularly attracts approximately 32,000 visitors each year. To help advertise annual events like this, Mississauga print shops often provide items such as posters and flyers.

Italfest will be held from August 17 to 18 at Celebration Square. Admission is free of charge. For the most current information about the festival, call 416-966-4100.