Festa Italiana

August 2017

TAYLOR STREET @ ASHLAND | CHICAGO

Festa Italiana will fill your senses with la dolce vita Italy and meatballs. The 11th annual Festa Italiana stretches along Taylor Street between Ashland Avenue and Racine Street.

Longtime family-owned restaurants and neighborhood newcomers will serve up some of the best food in the city. Italian and Italian-American singers will perform American and Italian classics. An Italian dance ensemble will perform and teach the tarantella, a well-loved Italian folk dance performed at Italian weddings. Fest-goers will have the opportunity to play Italian card games, compete in contests to see who can consume the most meatballs and cannoli (of course, not at the same time!), and buy Italian-themed art, Christmas ornaments and other merchandises.

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Location

Getting to Taylor Street @ Ashland Ave

From CTA Trains

Festa Italiana is located in University Village along Taylor Street. If you’re planning on taking the train the pink line’s Polk stop is a short walk to the festival. The Racine blue line stop will also drop you off a couple blocks north of the festival.

From CTA BUSES

If you’re coming from the east or west, CTA bus #157 might be your best bet, it runs along Taylor Street.  If you’re coming in from the north or south, Ashland’s Bus #9  intersects with Taylor Street.

Nearest Express Way

If you’re planning on driving to Festa Italiana the festival is nearest to I-290. Take its exit at Ashland and then drive south to Taylor Street.

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