The Fall 2014 issue of Pappagallo is now available online! Visit the Pappagallo page to view the current issue and see past issues!
Alternatively, you can view the Fall 2014 issue here.
Festa Italiana 2014 Schedule
Friday, August 1st – 5 to 11pm
Saturday, August 2nd – 12 to 11pm
Sunday, August 3rd – 12 to 8:30pm
Rockford Festa Italiana 2014 is here! Come out to the Boylan Catholic High School Grounds and enjoy the food, entertainment, rides, and more! Admission is $5.00. Service Veterans get free admission. Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Rockford Festa Italiana 2014 is located on the Boylan High School Grounds. Visit our Festa Directions page for more information!
Visit our Entertainment Page to view the schedule of all the amazing shows we have lined up! Visit our Culture Tent and learn how to make Italian cookies, bruschetta, wine, limoncello, and fine liqueur. You can also experience wine stomping!
Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Bishop David Malloy on the grounds.
Carnival Ride Specials are $15 with purchase of wristband at the south ticket booth. (Saturday: Noon to 5:00pm. Sunday: Ride All Day)
See you at Festa!
The starting schedules for the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Bocce Tournaments have now been posted! Check out the Festa Italiana Bocce Page to download!
See you at the bocce courts!
GRIAA’s 2014 Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Awards Banquet will once again be held at Franchesco’s Ristorante on Saturday, October 11, 2014!
Social Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by Dinner and the Awards Program. Live music will be performed by the Mike Alongi Trio!
Come join us as we honor those who have made an incredible positive impact on the Italian American Community. For more information and R.S.V.P details, please visit the Hall of Fame Committee page or see the 2014 Hall of Fame Flyer.
A reminder that you can also nominate someone for the Hall of Fame / Special Recognition Award by completing the Hall of Fame Nomination Form, which can also be found on the Hall of Fame Committee page.
In addition to performing in Rockford’s Festa Italiana, the Amici Italiani Adult Dance Troupe is again performing at the 2014 Chicago Taylor St. Festa Italiana!
Their performance is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th, 2014, @ 3:00 p.m. You will be able to see them perform on the Pan American Bank Stage. See the Amici Italiani Adult Dance Troupe Events page for an updated schedule on the upcoming troupe performances!
For more information on the 2014 Chicago Taylor St. Festa Italiana, visit the following sites:
The 2014 Women’s Italian Open will take place June 30, 2014 at the Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club in Rockford.
Go to the Women’s Italian Open webpage for R.S.V.P forms, contact information, and sponsorship opportunities for the event! Place your reservation soon, as spots are filling up!
GRIAA’s 2013 Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award Banquet will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Franchesco’s Restaurant.
Social Hour will begin at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm followed by the awards program at 8:00pm.
If planning to attend, click on the link below to download the reservation form and payment instructions.
Hall of Fame 2013 Flyer
The Amici Italiani Dance Troupe will be performing at the Taylor Street Festa in Chicago, IL on Saturday August 24th. If interested in taking the bus to Chicago, please respond to Bea Ricotta at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com asap if you are interested. A price for this trip will be posted later this week. Spread the word!