Date posted: 04/05/2012
Celebrate Italian Culture at the Sicilian Festival!
Are you in the mood for some Italian food and festivities? If so, come out to the 19th Annual 2012 Sicilian Festival on May 20! It is held in San Diego’s own Little Italy. With children’s rides, four stages, and plenty of beer and wine, it’s a great way to celebrate Italian culture!
Entertainment at the Sicilian Festival ranges from cooking demonstrations to live music. There will also be a car show and grape stomp to celebrate Italian’s history with wine. On the stage on Cedar Street and India, there will be a Silicon Flag Procession at 11:30am to 12:15pm. It will be a great opportunity to take pictures of all the flags from Italy as they march through the streets of the neighborhood. The music of the Sicilian Festival ranges from street musicians to piano virtuosos. For a complete schedule of entertainment, visit the Festival website.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Cultural Pavilion, which will display a variety of artists and historians dedicated to preserving Sicilian and Italian culture. The Cultural Pavilion is sponsored this year by The National Italian American Foundation. All day, artists, craftsmen and musicians will display their work and perform at the Pavilion. Jim Bregante, a native of San Diego’s Italy, will also present his experience growing up in Little Italy.
Transportation to the Sicilian Festival is easy as there is free parking and a shuttle. The free parking is at the north end of the County Administration building, at 1600 Pacific Highway. There is also free parking on the streets since the festival date is a Sunday. The MTS Trolley Blue Line or Amtrak is also a great option if you’re staying at hotels in downtown San Diego. Hope to see you at Sicilian Festival this May!
Dates: May 20, 2012
Times: 10am to 6pm
Location: San Diego’s Little Italy
Indian Street between Grape Street and Ash Street
San Diego, CA
For more information, please visit www.sicilianfesta.com.