DFW Italians' inaugural Italian Heritage & Food Festival will feature a schedule of wine tastings, food from around Italy, interactive cultural experiences, music, activities for the kids, and more.
Saturday, October 7, 2023
12pm to 10pm
5220 N. O'Connor Blvd, Irving TX 75039
(Southeast corner of Las Colinas Blvd & North O'Connor Blvd)
Saturday, October 7
Further details located on Activities page
Bocce Tournament Begins
Procession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Invocation
We will begin the festival with a procession led by Alfonse Nazzaro of Mary Immaculate Church from The Mustangs at Williams Square through the streets ending at the Main Stage on the Festival Grounds
Williams Square to Main Stage
Remarks with Emcee Ali Turiano of Fox4 and Festival Organizers
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
University of Dallas Chorale
Enjoy the beautiful creations of Giuseppe Verdi, as well as Mozart's nocturnes with text by Pietro Metastasio
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Italian Fairy Tales
read by Raffaele Raineri
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Accordionist Mike Borelli
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Violinist Marek Eneti
of the Irving Symphony Orchestra
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Shakespeare in Padova: Taming of the Shrew
Performed by University of Dallas Drama Department
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Experience Italy Travel Tips
with Mary Scanlan at LoveThisLifeTravel.com
5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Vespa Raffle Winner Announcement
Dallas in Prizzi
presented by Dr. Dave Atkinson
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
DJ Roberto "Sounds of Italy"
9:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony with DFW Italians
*Times and content may be subject to change. Please check website for updates.
Welcome to DFW Italians, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Italian clubs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex! Our mission is to promote, celebrate, and preserve the rich heritage and culture of Italy. The culmination of these efforts will be to host the inaugural DFW Italian Heritage and Food Festival on Saturday, October 7, 2023.