Festa Italiana – Aug. 25th And 26th

Festa Italiana will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Aug 25 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26th at Villa Cesare in Schererville, Indiana. Admission is FREE. A variety of Italian favorites will be available including pizza, Italian sausage, Italian beef, arancini (rice ball), meatball sandwiches and specialty desserts. A beer garden, featuring Italian beer Peroni will be open both days.

Festa Italiana will host a series of events to experience the Italian lifestyle, including a wine pairing, pasta making demo, spaghetti eating contest and more. Sounds of traditional and non-traditional Italian music will be performed throughout the fest, with headlining bands capping off the night. Dick Diamond and The Dusters will perform Friday night, while Shout Out will perform Saturday evening.

The traditional Italian game of bocce ball will be featured with an all-day tournament on Saturday.

The event is hosted by Cesare Battisti Lodge #27, an Italian-American organization and a local chapter of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. The lodge is not-for-profit and has made contributions to local charities and organizations for nearly a century. Villa Cesare is located at 900 Eagle Ridge Dr., Schererville, 219-322-3011.

Sue Baxter

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