2016 Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award Banquet


The 2016 Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award Banquet is Saturday, October 8th at Giovanni’s Restaurant.

Music will be provided by the Mike Alongi Trio!

6:00 pm Social Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Awards Program

Cost is $40.00 per person.  R.S.V.P by 9/30/2016 (make checks payable to GRIAA).

Visit the Hall of Fame page for more information and reservation form.  You can also download the reservation form here!

Facebook Friday 7/3/2015 – How excited are you for Festa Italiana 2015?


Buon Venerdì!!!  We’re one month away from Rockford’s Festa Italiana 2015!  We hope you are all excited as much as we for another amazing weekend of awesome food, fun, and entertainment!

How excited are you for Festa Italiana?  You can tell us!  Just leave a comment below, or you can join in on the conversation on the official GRIAA and Festa Italiana Facebook pages!  “Liking” our pages will also allow you to keep up with all the latest updates as we approach closer to Festa Italiana 2015!  Hope to see you on there!

Official GRIAA Facebook Page
Official Rockford Festa Italiana Facebook Page



Festa Italiana 2015 Schedule
Friday, July 31st – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, August 1st – 12pm to 11pm
Sunday, August 2nd – 12pm to 9pm

Call the Festa Hotline:
E-Mail:  info@griaa.org

Rockford’s original, authentic, 37th Annual Festa Italiana is almost here!  Located at the Boylan High School Grounds, Festa Italiana is a celebration of tradition, food, entertainment, and scholarship.  Festa proceeds go GRIAA’s mission of promoting the Italian culture in our community through events and education with the majority of these proceeds going to scholarships in the Rockford area.

Visit our Festa Directions page for location information.

We have an amazing entertainment line-up on *NEW* two stages!  Be sure to visit our Entertainment Page to view the schedule information!

See our Little Miss Pageant and Sketch-and-Sip events!

Sunday Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning 10:00am on the grounds.

Admission Info:
Admission is $5.
Children 12 & Under are Free – Accompanied by an Adult.
Free Admission is Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 3:30pm.
Free Admission is also granted to all military active duty and veterans.

Carnival Ride Specials:
$15 with Purchase of Wristband at the South Ticket Booth
Saturday:  Noon to 5:00pm
Sunday:  Ride All Day

Hope to see you all there!