Experience the Tastes, the Sounds and the Passion of Italy September 2013

Posted on: August 29, 2013

“La Vita e veramente bella. In Settembre, celebriamo insieme per una communita unita. Con amore.”

Once again, the Board of Directors of Festitalia is proud to share our heritage with the broader Hamilton community with over 30 events in 30 days planned for your enjoyment.

This year’s festival will be as great as ever as we celebrate our love of culture, arts, food, faith and fun with all. The festivities formally begin at our “Convivio at FIAT” Opening Celebrations at our partner location, Johnston FIAT on Wednesday, September 4th from 6 to 9 pm. All are welcome.

Please also join us at one of many Regional Food Dinners, our Pier 4 Outdoor Film Night, or the “Notte è Giovane" (Young Italian and Friends cocktail evening) at Sarcoa’s Restaurant. You may wish to take in a cooking demonstration, a soccer game, the annual Fortinos Grape Stomp competition at Mall Road Fortinos, or a leisurely walk through the Hamilton Farmer’s Market with strolling musicians and the All Good Things Italian event for kids. Come and meet Amico, the Italian Mouse!

Spot the Festitalia Fiat at any one of the many Festitalia events and you could win a fabulous overnight stay at the Carmen’s Best Western C-Hotel and 4 tickets to any Carmen’s Dinner Theatre Event this fall, courtesy of Carmen’s.


You might also want to catch the CIPBA Business Awards of Excellence Dinner or sit back and enjoy Ashley Burton in her hilarious one-woman play, “Nonna’s Party” at the Hamilton Place Studio Theatre (nominated for Best Canadian Comedy, 2013). Join in the excitement of meeting Rita Chiarelli and watch her amazing film documentary, MUSIC IN THE BIG HOUSE, take in some Sicilian culture at the SICILIA CANTA event featuring the Sicilian Jazz Project, or relax and sail into the sunset at our wonderful Italian Dinner Cruise hosted by La Piazza Allegra. There is always something Italian to do or Italian to share with the broader community as we celebrate Italian Heritage in the month of September. All, for you to enjoy!


Once again we will be giving away a trip to VIVA ITALIA celebrations in Cuba. Details on how you could win this all-inclusive vacation for two at a Breezes SuperClubs resort can be found on our website at www.festitalia.ca.


As always, Festitalia appreciates the generous corporate sponsorship provided by the City of Hamilton and FORTINOS Supermarkets. Without their generous support and that of other private sponsors listed on our website, our community month long festival would not be possible. Tante Grazie! Thank-you very much!


To all in the City of Hamilton, as well as those visiting from out of town, we welcome you in celebrating our heritage with us.


Benvenutto tutti!


Sam Cino

Festitalia Chairperson, 2013