The 31st Annual Italian Family Festa is back in San Jose this weekend and it is an event not to miss.
With revelers that were 25,000 strong from previous years, be prepared for a big treat as you will find activities and entertainment galore to include live continuous entertainment, grape stomping, bocce ball, unique arts and crafts, fun activities for young and old, wine, beer and soft drinks, and Italian sweet and savory specialty foods.
The much anticipated Italian Family Festa will kick off today at noon with an opening ceremony. It will be followed by performances by Pasquale Esposito, Fratello Marionettes, West Bay Opera, Trio Davide, and Bella Ciao. On Sunday, things will start off with West Bay Opera, followed by Fratello Marionettes, Chris Gardner as Dean Martin, and the Don Giovannis.
In the Wine Garden, from 12 to 2 p.m. on both days will be entertainment by Reno Di Bono and from 2 to 6 p.m. will be Claudio Melega.
At the South Piccolo Stage, both days you can enjoy accordion entertainment from 12 to 5 p.m. and get your “feet wet” at the Grape Stomping at 3 p.m. In addition, the roaming accordion player, The Great Morgani, will be making his rounds throughout the park, filling the air with traditional Italian tunes to make you feel as if you were in Italy.
Get further details on the schedule of events for both days at this link.
Leisurely, you can stroll around to experience the vendor booths offering their specialties to include: handmade jewelry, handbags, metal sculptures, wooden gifts, children’s clothing and accessories, artwork, and of course, food!
The 31st Annual Italian Family Festa will be at their “new home”, Guadalupe River Park and Garden Park in San Jose.This location is in downtown San Jose between Julian and Santa Clara Street.
If you find that you need a place to stay, check out these hotels who are offering special rates during the Festa.
233 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel #408-286-1000 or 800-843-3700
1510North 1st. Street
San Jose, CA 95112
To Book: Call 408-392-9009 and ask for Italian FamilyuFesta special rate. Discount Code LFEST for $89.00
- Queen/Queen Suite: $89.00 per night
- King Suite: $89.00 per night
2390 Harris Way
San Jose , California 95131
Call 408-434-9330 and ask for Italian Family Festa special rate
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