The Rotary Club of Fort Myers will host the third annual Italian Fest presented by Southwest Florida College at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, October, 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Alliance is the designated Lee County Arts Agency, and works to promote area artists and art organizations and to advocate for increased arts programming and funding in our community.
Italian Fest is a FREE family festival that will treat patrons to an unbelievable afternoon of fantastic food, fun and friendly competition.
Authentic Italian food will be available for purchase from some the area’s finest Italian restaurants including Sasse’s, Mastellos, University Grill, Pizza Fusion, Mario’s & Lamotta’s. Once you’ve had your fill you can shop the GreenMarket area for traditional Italian breads, pasta and produce to take home with you. Wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.
Enjoy traditional Italian Music by Opera Naples and enjoy live performances from some of southwest Florida’s best local musicians including Alter Ego, A Moment in Time and Cracker Blues!
There will be plenty of children’s activities so bring your whole family for face painting, bounce houses, spaghetti eating contests, coloring contests and arts & crafts. Stop by at 11:30 to see the unveiling of Florida’s largest cannoli, or have your picture taken with Miss Italy!
And the Marinara Contest, judged by a panel of local celebrities will be back by popular demand. You can enter your homemade sauces until 12:30 pm on the day of the festival. Pre-registration is strongly suggested and prizes are available. For full rules, entry forms and a full schedule of activities and participants go to www.FortMyersItalianFest.org.
The 3rd annual Italian Fest is generously supported by Southwest Florida College, State Farm Insurance – Gary Green, Century Link, Gaining Results, Copy Lady and Progressive Builders.
Join us at the Alliance for the Arts (on the corner of Colonial & McGregor in Fort Myers) on October 2nd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and celebrate the Italian spirit while supporting a worthwhile cause. Your support of Italian Fest supports the Rotary Club of Fort Myers and the many nonprofit organizations which directly benefit from Rotary scholarships and grants. Rotary Club members work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.” For more information about the Rotary Club of Fort Myers visit www.rotaryfortmyers.org or call the office at (239)332-8158.