Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 16, 2010

Sicilian Festival in San Diego’s Little Italy

Another fabulous festival will fill the streets of Little Italy next Sunday, May 23, 2010. The 17th annual Sicilian Festival will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

sicilianNew to this year’s festival, the Puma World Cup Soccer Fan Zone will be on the corner of Beech and India Streets. This area will be a “soccer fan’s paradise” with a variety of activities throughout the day.

Another surprise for this year’s festival…a wedding! Diana Kolman, a Florida native, and Antonino Tripoli from Bagheria in the province of Palermo, Sicily, will marry at 12:45 p.m. on the Cedar Street Stage in a traditional Sicilian-style wedding.

Live Entertainment can be found on three stages and in the Italian Courtyard. The Italian Courtyard can be found at 1646 India Street and the three stages will be located at Date and India, Cedar and India, and Beech and India Streets. Highlights include Dick Contino, “World’s Greatest Accordian Player;” the Sicilian Flag Procession; the nationally acclaimed Roman Holiday Ensemble; the young piano virtuosos, the Pizarro Brothers; a Pasta Eating Contest and much more! Click on the Live Entertainment link above for a full schedule.

FREE PARKING will be available at the north end of the County Administration Building only, with a FREE SHUTTLE to the festival site. Look for the colorful double-decker bus to shuttle you to and from the festival. A side note, since the festival is on Sunday, street parking is FREE as well. Click here for a map of the festival.

frankies biscottiVendors will be on-site to sell a variety of Sicilian/Italian products, food and more! We’re looking forward to getting some Biscotti at Frankie’s Old World Biscotti booth!

This is a wonderful, family event held annually in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood! I encourage all of you to attend!

Written by: heather

Categories: Downtown San Diego, San Diego Events

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