This year’s Houston Italian Festival kicks off Thursday, October 9 at University of St. Thomas and runs through Sunday. One of the largest cultural festivals in Houston, the Italian Festival features live music, tastings of authentic Italian food and wines, dance performances by the Tarantella folk dancers, and concerts by renowned tenor Aaron Caruso. On Friday and Saturday night, party bands Hit and Run and The Fab 5 will be on site to fill up the dance floor.
This kid-friendly event will host plenty of activities for all ages, including cooking demonstrations, a bocce ball tournament, wine tastings, marionette puppet shows- even a grape stomping contest! If you’ve always wanted to unleash your inner Joey Chestnut, sign up for the pasta eating contest. (Don’t forget to wear your elastic pants!)
At the Taste of Italy Pavilion, foodies can take part in cooking classes, a cheese seminar, and wine tastings. Choose from several wine classes featuring the wines of different regions. After learning about the wines and how they are made, of course there will be samples!
Admission is free on Thursday, and on Friday until 4:00. After 4:00 and on the weekend, tickets will be $8 for adults and free for kids under 12. Parking is available at the Moran Center parking garage for $2 per day. To purchase discounted advance tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/36th-houston-italian-festival-tickets-12112148763?aff=BayouCityMag&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=Bayou%20City+Bayou%20City%20Spotlight&utm_campaign=BC-Spotlight-ItalianFestival-10072014
For more information about classes and special performances, visit http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com
For more information, please visit: http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com/
Source: Houston Italian Festival