Join in on a celebration of all things Italian this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 28-30th for a “can’t miss” Memphis tradition - The Memphis Italian Festival!

For 25 years the Holy Rosary Parish has hosted what is considered to be the finest family oriented, community event in the entire Mid-South, according to Memphis Parent Magazine.Demonstrating the value of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition through music, food, events, games, and more for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School. Take a seat on the lawn, visit with friends, listen to outstanding musical entertainment, and enjoy the food, beverages and all around good time! 

There are numerous vendors serving everything from toasted ravioli to cannoli, along with classic festival fair from funnel cakes to Pronto Pups. Escape the heat and enjoy your dinner in air conditioned Luigi’s Café overlooking the park and enjoying the music or grab a picnic basket from Luigi’s Market and have your supper on the field. Looking for a more interactive dining experience? Join one of the many area restaurants conducting cooking demos or participate in one of the team cooking contests including the Spaghetti Gravy Contest!

No festival would be complete without live music! Rock out the Italian way on two stages of nationally renowned and local musical artists performing blues, rock, and pop acts headlined by the Gin Blossoms.

This year Luigi has been busy cooking up new games and activities for Luigi Land.  There are 10 new carnival games, mini carnival rides, inflatables and the very famous and fun bungee trampoline. You can also participate in bocce ball, cornhole and volleyball tournaments or participate in the Luigi’s 5K.

Located at Marquette Park, on the corner of Mt. Moriah and Park Avenue. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th and at 11 a.m. on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th. Visit the website for more information.  

A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis!

 
By and Photo Credit: memphisitalianfestival.com