2015 – Activities for the Children

The Houston Italian Festival has entertainment for everyone including the children. Youngsters have a place to enjoy the festival with the fun and antics of the Marionette Carranza Puppets and learn some of the folk dancing steps by the members of the Tarantella Folk Dancers of Galveston in special children’s class. Another “adventure in Italian culture” will give the youngsters an opportunity to cook with Chef Tiziana Triolo at the Festival Edition of La Piccolo Cucina Thursday through Sunday. Come and join us at the Houston Italian Festival October 8-11, 2015. For more information, go to www.HoustonItalianFestival.com.

2015 – Live Entertainment For Everyone!

The Houston Italian Festival provides live entertainment to fit everyone’s enjoyment. Michael Barimo, the handsome Italian virtuoso performing Friday through Sunday, is turning on a new generation of great Neoplitian music with his own unique brand of fresh Eruo-pop/rock arrangements and classic 21st century electro Edge as well as hitting all the classics we know and love. On Friday night at 8pm join Disco Expressions as we celebrate the Disco Hits of the Seventies. And on Saturday night at 8pm join THE FUSE, Houston’s most contemporary 5-pieces powerhouse top 40 band, as you dance the night away. Throughout the festival, the Tarantella Folk Dancers of Galveston will entertain you with their folk dancing steps and lead you in the Italian conga line as they dance –with you—through the audience. Throughout the day, the music of everyone from the Chairman of the Board to Tony Bennett will be played by the crew of the DJ Italia. Come and join us at the Houston Italian Festival October 8-11, 2015. For more information, go to www.HoustonItalianFestival.com.

2015 – Join us for Poker all’ Italiana Tournament!

Join us at the Houston Italian Festival (October 8-11, 2015) and learn to play Poker, Italian Style! Italian Poker; a fun and fast paced game, easy to learn (a derivative of 5 Card Draw, Jacks or better to open) and then stoke your competitive juices by vying for our “Poker All’ Italiana” Tournament Championship. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Buy tickets on-line to reserve your seat. Discounted tickets are only $12. Limited Seating to 36 players. For more information, please go to www.HoustonItalianFestival.com.

2015 – Join us for Bingo with an Italian Taste…”Tombola”!

Join us at the Houston Italian Festival (October 8-11, 2015) and learn to play this traditional Italian game (similar to American Bingo) and win prizes (5 winners in each session). Fun for the entire family as you race to fill your cards while immersing yourself in a bit of Italian culture and language! Ambo! Terno! Quadera! Cinquina! Tombola! – Limited seating! Cards are $3 each on-site. For more information, please go to www.HoustonItalianFestival.com.

2015 – Join Us for a Premium Wine Tasting Event

Join us at the Houston Italian Festival (October 8-11, 2015) for this formal “sit-down” tasting, of five of Italy’s most important wines, including both the “ground breaking” “Super Tuscan” and the incomparable Nebbiolo (the unique grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Other wines in this flight include: Gavi Di Gavi, Barbera d’Alba and Chianti Classico. Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these Boutique wines. For more information on the wines, or to order tickets for this event, please go to www.HoustonItalianFestival.com. Admission to the Taste of Italy Pavilion for this event is $15. There will be limited seating.