Festa Italiana

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August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Boylan High School Grounds


Thirty-five years ago, two men, Noe (Whitey) Marinelli and Bob (Corky) Corirossi had an inspiration, a festival that would join the Italian community in Rockford one weekend a year. One big family reunion!

With the help of over 100 chair people, countless volunteers, Festa Italiana is now the second largest festival in Rockford. For one very special weekend each year, everyone who passes through our gates is an “Honorary Italian.”
Festa Italiana is a subcommittee of GRIAA (Greater Rockford Italian American Association) and the largest contributor to GRIAA’s scholarship fund. GRIAA’s scholarship fund helps our Italian descendant’s with tuition in our parochial schools. To date, GRIAA has awarded approximately half million dollars in scholarships!

As your chairperson for Festa Italiana 2013 I would like to invite you to browse our website at www.griaa.net Check out Festa’s Entertainment at http://www.griaa.net/festa-italiana-2013-entertainment-schedule/ and Amici Italiani Adult & Youth Dance Troupe, our Italian culture, event times, wonderful pictures and the many other programs GRIAA supports.

All of us look forward to seeing you on the grounds of Boylan Catholic High School, August 2nd through 4th.

Any questions or comments on Festa Italiana, please use the form listed below:

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 Mike Maffioli  Chairperson 2013

Festival Dates & Times:

Friday, August 2, 2013……….5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 3, 2013……Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 4, 2013………Noon – 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $5.00 per person – Children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Parents and Grandparents Note:
Saturday and Sunday unlimited ride special $15.00 per day. Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m.
Festa Italiana 2013 Executive Board
 Mike Maffioli
2013 Chairman
Joy Parlapiano 2014 Co-Chair
Jay Villani 2015 Co-Chair
John Falzone 2012 Co-Chair
Rick Heffner 2011 Co-Chair

Festa Italiana 2013 Advisory Board
Karen Cantele ~ Corky Corirossi ~ Bonnie Falzone-Capriola ~ Mitch LaMonica Louie Maffioli ~ Paul Maffioli ~ Whitey Marinelli ~ Bradley Messina ~ Fran Nelson Brenda Phillip ~ 
Frank Valentine ~ Mike Vernia 

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