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Fri Aug 18 2017

FESTITALIA @ the Tiger Cats
Fri Aug 18 2017

Hamilton vs Ottawa RedBlacks
7:30 pm Tim Hortons Field or 905 547-2287 for tickets

Wed Sep 06 2017

Opening Ceremonies
Wed Sep 06 2017

Michelangelo's Banquet Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton

Doors open at 6:00pm 

Non-perishable food items in support of Hamilton Food Share are appreciated.

Thu Sep 07 2017

Venetian Club Regional Dinner
Thu Sep 07 2017

Venetian Club
269 John Street North, Hamilton
Contact: Peter  or Denise Bagnariol
Phone #: (905) 383-6794

Fri Sep 08 2017

Donnici Club Regional Dinner
Fri Sep 08 2017
Donnici Social Club
765 King Street East, Hamilton
Mike Bozzo 905 389 -1906

Sat Sep 09 2017

Festitalia at the Locke Street Festival
Sat Sep 09 2017

The Locke Street B.I.A. will be holding The Locke Street Festival. Over the years, this Festival has become a large tourist attraction in the Golden Horseshoe and Greater Toronto Area, with as many as 10 000 people attending in just one day alone.

The Sons Of Italy Choir will be performing crowd favourites from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

After this, from 1:30 - 2:30 PM, Accordionist Joe Suffoletta & Singer Maria Giavedoni, will stroll along and perform, bringing the traditional spirit of Italy to Locke Street. They always have a following of people who love to hear and sing along with these Italian classics.

Location: Festitalia booth and choir performance will be in front of Mister Tony's Hair Design (230 1/2 Locke St. South)

For information contact : Tony Greco
(Locke St. B.I.A. Chair) 905-929-1048 or

Thank you again for including this B.I.A. event in FESTITALIA.

Sun Sep 10 2017

Festitalia Mass
Sun Sep 10 2017

St. Anthony's


Famèe Furlane Dinner
Sun Sep 10 2017
Famèe Furlane of Hamilton & Banquet Centre
3457 Hendershott Road, Binbrook
Contact Person: Nadia Mior
Phone #: 905-541-4051

Tue Sep 12 2017

Authors Night
Tue Sep 12 2017

Featured reading by Hamilton Spectator columnist and author Paul Benedetti from his latest book: You Can Have a Dog
When I’m Dead: Essays on Life at an Angle.


Refreshments at 6:30pm
Reading at 7:00pm



Dolce Rooftop, C Hotel by Carmen’s
1530 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton



$10 donation to Hamilton Food Share
Reservations: 905-387-0007
Ticket sales begin on Sept. 4.


*Admittance is limited to 50 people, a larger room or second night may be booked depending on
schedule and demand.

Festitalia at St Joseph's Hospital
Tue Sep 12 2017

9am - 12-noon
Charlton Campus

Wed Sep 13 2017

[SOLD OUT] Lecture on the Works of Elena Ferrante
Wed Sep 13 2017

Professor Gallippi will focus on Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend tetralogy, also known as her four "Neapolitan Novels". Franco’s reading closely examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundation and the destiny of Naples: the myth of the Siren Parthenope and the legend of Virgil as magician and saviour of the city.

Franco Gallippi completed his PhD thesis, Calvino: Reader of Leopardi and Galileo, at the University of Toronto in 2007. He was Assistant Professor of Italian at McMaster University in Hamilton, where he taught Italian language, literature, and cinema for four years. He is presently teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto, and is a public lecturer at Hot Docs (Curious Minds). His work in Italian literature and cinema is published in academic journals in Italy, Canada, and the United States.

Wednesday September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. with wine and cheese reception afterwards
HWT Centre, 57 Discovery Drive, Hamilton
$12 (can be purchased by sending an email to Charles Criminisi @ or calling him @ 905-527-6877 ext. 413)
*Admittance is limited to 70 people

Fri Sep 15 2017

Alpini Club Regional Dinner
Fri Sep 15 2017
The Associazione Nazionale Alpini Sezione di Hamilton-Gruppo Centro
642  Barton St. East, Hamilton, On L8L 3A2
Contact person:
Fausto Chiocchio 905-574-3759
Maria Di Vittorio     905-545-6190
Silvano Pascolini  905-383-8764

Sat Sep 16 2017

Passionate Puccini - Brott Opera
Sat Sep 16 2017

Featuring International Soloists:
Soprano: Mary Dunleavy
Tenor: Luc Robert
Baritone: James Westman

Saturday September 16th, 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall
$39 (Reg) | $35 (Sr) | $25 (Brott35) | $15 (Stu)

Tickets: 905-525-7664 or

Sun Sep 17 2017

Santa Croce di Magliano Club Regional Dinner
Sun Sep 17 2017
St Naum Church Hall
1150 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton
Contact Person: 1) Joe Giuliano ( or 2) Robert Coruzzi
Phone #: 1) (905) 528-6581 or 2) 905-730-5891
Email: 2)

Tue Sep 19 2017

Federazione Abruzzese Regional Dinner
Tue Sep 19 2017
Carmen’s Banquet & Convention Centre
1520 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton

Elda Faiella @ 905 561 9126
Ersilia DiNardo@ 905 578 9504
Franca LaCivita @ 289 925 5593

Wed Sep 20 2017

Fratellanza Racalmutese Club Sicilian Dinner
Wed Sep 20 2017

72 Murray St. West, Hamilton Ontario

Contact Cheryl at 905-527-0740

Dinner Time-7pm
Ticket Price- $40

Thu Sep 21 2017

[SOLD OUT] Cinema Insieme
Thu Sep 21 2017
The movie "Porte Aperte" will be shown at Cinema Insieme on September 20th, 7PM, HWT Centre-57 Discovery Dr., Hamilton.

Info: contact

Fri Sep 22 2017

Sicilia Canta (SOLD OUT)
Fri Sep 22 2017

Liuna station

Doors: 5:30pm
Dinner 6:30pm

Waiting list for tickets and sponorships.  Advertising spots are still available.

Sat Sep 23 2017

Grape Stomp
Sat Sep 23 2017

Again this year, Fortino’s will be hosting double the excitement in two different locations on the same day, September 23rd;  Fortino’s Mall Rd. at 10 A.M. and Fortino’s Fiesta Mall at 2 P.M.! This fun and exciting event has now grown to feature Italian food, espresso, cooking demonstrations and free samples in the midst of flying grapes, flowing juice and traditional Italian Music in the Fortino’s Piazzas.

Sun Sep 24 2017

Pugliese Club Regional Dinner
Sun Sep 24 2017
Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre
1550 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton
Contact Person: Rosa Merla
Phone #: 9055746473 Cell 2896835351

Wed Sep 27 2017

Festitalia Serves Good Shepherd
Wed Sep 27 2017

135 Mary Street.

Sons of Italy Dinner
Wed Sep 27 2017
Sons of Italy Hall
499 King Street East, Hamilton
Contact Person: 1) Lou Filice or 2) Anthony Chiarelli
Phone #: 1) (905) 388-5251 or 2)905-517-8957
Email: 1)

Thu Sep 28 2017

Cu Fu
Thu Sep 28 2017


September 28 to October 7

Full Details

Fri Sep 29 2017

Family Hands On Italian Cooking Workshop
Fri Sep 29 2017

Enjoy a 1/2 hour demo and an hour of cooking hands on, followed by fellowship and families enjoying the meal. Families of 2 or 4 one parent for every child. Children being 9 and up.

Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $30 for parent and child.

Spectator Article

Sat Sep 30 2017

Pettorano Sul Gizio Dinner
Sat Sep 30 2017
Gizio Recreation & Banquet Centre 

Sat Sep 30, 2017

288 Kemp Road West

Grimsby, Ontario

Phone: Joe DeLuca

(905)741-0596 or (905) 309-9625

Sat Oct 21 2017

Best of Italian Opera-Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat Oct 21 2017

October 21, 2017, at 7:30pm
FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

The beauty and excitement of opera returns to the Great Hall in an evening of magnificent Italian operatic works. Experience the drama, intrigue and intensity of this genre in a concert featuring famous arias by Verdi, Puccini and Rossini, along with some of opera’s greatest and most familiar melodies.

Arrive early and join us for the FREE Inside the Music: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.

Fabio Mastrangelo conductor
Yana Kleyn soprano
John Mac Master tenor

Puccini: O mio babbino caro, Nessun Dorma, Vissi d’arte
Verdi: Overture La Forza del Destino
Leoncavallo: Excerpts from Pagliacci
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Tickets $10.00 – $67.00

Ticket information available at   

Sat Nov 18 2017

Mon Dec 18 2017

Tue Jun 05 2018

7th Annual Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards Dinner
Tue Jun 05 2018

Through the passing of the Italian Heritage Act, the provincial government declared forever the month of June as Italian Heritage month. It is fitting that we hold an event in the month of June to recognize and celebrate Canadians of Italian background or affiliation who have made a positive impact in our community.

We invite you to join us in this celebration by nominating a worthy individual, attending the event or by your sponsorship support. Partner sponsorship opportunities are also available for title, component or award categories. Please see the attached information that can be circulated to individuals and groups who may like the opportunity to participate in this way. 

Thursday, June 5th,  2018
Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm 

Michelangelos Banquet Centre
$80.00 per person/$800 Table of 10
Sponsorship opportunities available

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Questions?  Contact:
Patricia 905 639 8424 /
Roseanne 905-928-4175 /