Festa Italiana (The Gateway)
Festa Italiana (The Gateway)

The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana SLC—held Sept. 14-15, 2019 at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. Last year’s festival was a huge success with nearly 30,000 people attending to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy.

The fifth anniversary annual Festa Italiana will provide locals with an authentic Italian street festival experience that is prevalent in many other cities across the country. Admission to Festa Italiana is free and open to the public. Highlights of the festival include: more than a dozen local Italian restaurants serving unique and authentic Italian food, non-stop performances by Italian musical artists, beer and specialty Italian wine, Italian car show and local and Italian artist showcases. 

Festa Italiana pizza (The Gateway)
Festa Italiana pizza (The Gateway)

For additional information, visit www.festaitalianaslc.com.

When & Where:                             

 September 14-15, 2019

The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City

  • Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

BACKGROUND:               

Festa Italiana SLC is a non-profit festival, funded in part by residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts, & Parks (ZAP) Program. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to support Catholic Community Services.

Festa Italiana live music (The Gateway)
Festa Italiana live music (The Gateway)

About the Italian-American Civic League

The Italian-American Civic League is a nationally recognized, successful non-profit organization that has been around since 1934.  The league has consistently brought various functions and events to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah for decades.  Comprised of over 200 active members, including a men and women’s chapter, the league participates in civic functions and cultural events such as All-State Italian Day at Lagoon, Living Traditions Festival, and Festa di Colombo, and other national, local charities, and non-profits.  In addition to these events, the league continues to give back to the community.  Each chapter offers scholarships throughout the entire State of Utah, totaling throughout the years an excess of over $200,000. The University of Utah has also honored the league by requesting publications, documents, and historical archives that highlight the history of the league and its local contributions to the State throughout the past century that can be found in the University of Utah’s Marriott Library.  For more information, visit www.utahitalians.com or follow @utahitalians on Twitter.

About The Gateway:

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property is in the midst of a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.

About Vestar:

As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com.

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