After a year of cancellations one of Syracuse’s largest downtown festivals, Festa Italiana is making a return to downtown this weekend.
The 23rd annual event kicks off on Friday, September 17th, and runs all weekend long. More than 20 musical acts and an assortment of food vendors will be available to sample from. The festival’s annual Bocce tournament also returns on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Italian Bingo will also be part of the event beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The lot adjacent to the KeyBank building on Montgomery and East Washington streets will be closed until Monday morning… And parts of Montgomery and East Washington street in front of city hall will also be closed. The festival will run Friday through Sunday.
President of Festa Italiana, Ginnie Lostumbo says it’s important to continue the festival because “It’s our culture and history and you get to see someone you know; it has a family feeling.”
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