August 17-19, 2018
Taylor Street at Ashland Ave
Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm
Chicago's popular Little Italy neighborhood will celebrate its history and heritage from August 17-19 as the annual Taylor Street Festa Italiana returns for its 13th year. More than 50,000 fest goers are expected to attend, saying "Ciao” to new neighbors, and "That's Amore” about the authetic Italian activities, delectable (or "buono” Italian cuisine, and energetic live entertainment in three dynamic stages.
The three-day celebration will put Chicagoans' appetites to the test, as a meatball eating contest will challenge some of the city's best amateur competitive eaters.
Families are invited to come out and enjoy the Festa Italiana with their little ones, as carnival rides and family- friendly activities will be taking place all weekend long, all nestled alongside three great stages of live entertainment and some of the best Italian food that Chicago has to offer.
The Taylor Street Festa Italiana is produced and managed by StarEvents. Entry to the event is only $10 with proceeds benefiting the the community to enhancing the quality of life for the Near West Side Community.