houston italian festival

Time is running out to get your tickets to the Houston Italian Festival! The 40th annual Italian festival is this weekend, October 11- 14. It’s one you don’t want to miss! With dozens of performances, activities, and delicious Italian food, it’s sure to be the festival of the season! This year’s theme is “One Community, Many Cultures” and they’re inviting everyone! Any culture, any background- all are welcome. The tickets to this event are an awesome deal, starting at just $6– score yours now!



This year’s line up features live performances from DJ Italia, The Fab 5, and Amanda Pascali and The Family. On the main stage, you can check out Aaron Caruso, the nation’s top Italian tenor and pop star. Radio Live Houston will also be on site, bringing your favorite pop, classic, and Motown hits.

The Tarantellas Italian Folk Dancing Group will be strutting their stuff throughout the weekend. You can also catch performances by the Scuola di Fabris Historical Duelist Corps. They will be showing off their 17th Century Italian fencing skills. Whether you’re looking to dance, sing, or get in a workout, the Houston Italian Festival is sure to inspire you!



With over 10 full entrees to choose from, you won’t go hungry at the Houston Italian Festival. Local restaurants like Maggiano’s Little Italy and Piatto Ristorante will be serving up delicious Italian dishes. Some of the meals to choose from include chicken marsala, baked artichoke hearts, handmade meatballs, and sausage sandwiches.

If you have a sweet tooth, you can satisfy that craving, too! Gelatto from Fellini Cafe is always a hit but they’ll also have Italian cookies from Michael’s Cookie Jar, cannoli’s, Sfingi, and Italian Water Ice on hand. Don’t forget something to wash it all down with- refreshments include sodas, wine, beer, espresso, frappe, Affogato, and more. Buon Appetito!



Festa Italiana goes big! Whether you’re bringing the kids, a group of 20- somethings, or the whole neighborhood, there will be something for everyone. Each day and evening has a different line up of events and activities for you to choose from.

Check out some of their best things to do:

  • Photography Contest
  • Sidewalk Artists
  • Sidewalk Art Contest
  • Classic Car Show
  • Adult Bocce Tournament
  • Tombola- Italian Bingo
  • Adult Grape Stomp Contest
  • Pasta Eating Contest
  • Marionette Puppet Show
  • Italian Language Classes
  • Italian Film Screenings
  • Children’s Activities

Plus, you can score tickets to four amazing deals– Wine & Beer Tastings, Italian Poker, and Children’s cooking classes. The Thursday Night Special is a deal you can’t beat- a Premium Italian Wine Tasting, plus Italian Poker Tournament, all for $25! Choose one, or choose them all.

Be sure to check out all of the Houston Italian Festival ticket options– their deals will go fast! The festival is held every year on the University of St. Thomas campus grounds, located at 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006.


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