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The 39th Annual Italian Family Festa
August 24 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 25, 2019
The 39th Annual Italian Family Festa is the signature event of the Italian American Heritage Foundation of San Jose.
This year we’ve brought the medieval drama and magnificence of Italy to San Jose. Come experience the exquisite display of pageantry, the excitement and merriment of the internationally renowned and award winning GRUPPO SBANDIERATORI E MUSICI DEL PALIO DEL NIBALLO DI FAENZA- RAVENNA- ITALY (RIONE BIANCO). The 22 member group is from Faenza, a city in Emilia Romagna, and have been adorned with the title of Italian Champion of the Ancient Flag Game.
They will perform challenging synchronized movements as their flags are spectacularly rotated and tossed 30 feet into the air with grace, dexterity and harmony, all to the rhythmic beat of the drums and trumpets. Two shows on Saturday, one show on Sunday. Also, don’t miss the local Italian Renaissance Swordsmanship Academy reenact sword fights in the form of the Italian masters.
Plus, wine tasting, grape stomps, Italian food, Italian presentations in our Italian Cultural Village, lace making, map pinning and more. We also have a talented lineup of entertainment; Blue House, Livewire, Anthony Land Band, ALFIO, marionettes, opera singers and more!