Rockford Festa Italiana 2017


Rockford Festa Italiana 2017 is coming!

For all Festa Italiana info, see

Festa Hours:

Thursday, August 3rd: 6 – 10PM
[Special Lee Ann Womack Concert tickets ONLY]
[No Carnival Rides will be open Thursday, August 3rd]

Friday, August 4th:  5 – 11 PM
Saturday, August 5th:  12 – 11 PM
Sunday, August 6th  12 – 7 PM
Sunday Mass on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.

Festa Italiana Rockford 2017 – Grammy Winner Lee Ann Womack to Perform!

The Festa Italiana 2017 Executive Board proudly announced that Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack will be opening Festa Italiana Rockford 2017 on Thursday, August 3rd 7:00 p.m.!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Special General Admission tickets (separate from the Festa Admission) must be purchased to attend this concert.  Tickets can be purchased through the Festa Italiana website.

Tickets purchased now thru June 30th Midnight EDT will be $25.
Tickets purchased from July 1st thru August 3rd 6:00 pm EDT will be $35.
Tickets will be $40 at the door.

Don’t miss your chance to see this performance!  Head on over to for more information and to purchase tickets!



Announcing Little Miss Italian American Pageant 2016!


Festa Italiana 2016 is proud to host its 2nd Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant!

Press Release:

The pageant will take place on Saturday August 6th, 2016 on the Festival Grounds at the Gambino State (next to the Culture Tent).  The pageant will host two groups:  one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12.  Contestants will be judged on Speech, Stage Presence, and Prepared Questions. Look for more information on our website,

If your child is interested in participating, please download the applicable forms below and follow the instructions within.  Space is limited.  All entries must be postmarked by July 27th, 2016.  No late applications will be accepted.

Application Forms:

You may also download the forms on the Little Miss Italian American Pageant page.