Date(s) & Time(s)::
October 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
Location: St. Matthew's Catholic Church Education Center 11525 Elm Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277
The Ciao, Italia! Festival is brought to you by The Christopher Columbus Italian Club of Charlotte. The festival was created in 1996 as a way to share Italy’s rich culture, traditions, arts, wine and cuisine with Charlotte and the surrounding areas.Return to event list.
The day features non-stop entertainment such as annual performances by the Opera Carolina Chorus, the Northwest School of the Arts Chamber Group, Italian singing sensation Franco Corso from San Remo, Italy, our very own Italian Folk Dancers, and the always entertaining international pizza toss champions (as seen on The Food Network)! Cultural artifacts are on display for you to browse and the Church of Latter Day Saints will be on hand to do Italian ancestry searches! Festival-goers will enjoy a chef’s corner where you’ll experience the wonderful art of making mozzarella! There will be wine tastings and a variety of children’s activities. There will also be Italian motorcycles and Vespa scooters on display! You can find Italian T-shirts and souvenirs for sale in our “Bottega.” Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets to win many great prizes and a chance to win our Grand Prize of $1000.
And what would an Italian festival be without food? The Club’s famous sausage and peppers top the menu, along with eggplant parmigiana sandwiches, pasta, pizza, Italian ice and an array of mouthwatering Italian pastries and cookies. Wine, Italian beer, soft drinks, cappuccino and espresso are also available.
This is a ONE DAY ONLY rain or shine event, so come bring the family and enjoy a day with us!
DATE: October 13, 2012
TIME: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: St. Matthew’s Education Center
11525 Elm Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277
ADMISSION: $3.00 for adults, Children 12 and under, FREE!
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