(PRESS RELEASE)_Friday, October 6, 2023 (Jupiter, Fla.)–The Galbani Feast of Little Italy returns to Abacoa in Jupiter for a three-day festival November 3-5, 2023. The cultural festival known for the Italian ambiance, national Italian-American entertainers, and authentic food will offer free admission, and this year’s theme is celebrating Italian-American Heritage and Culture.
Festival hours throughout the weekend are 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. Parking is Free. Admission is Free.
Now in its 22nd year, the Galbani ‘Feast of Little Italy,’ the largest Italian festival in Florida, promises a weekend filled with entertainment, food, and fun, served up Italian style! The festival has expanded, and with more vendors than ever before, it will continue to be the largest Italian festival in the state. Each year, the ‘Feast of Little Italy’ draws three generations of families with a promise to offer something special for everyone to enjoy and remember as they create memorable moments together that last a lifetime.
“We are committed to celebrating our Italian cultures, values, and traditions that are built on the foundation of family. We are grateful for all who come out and celebrate and share in the love of our heritage said Jerry Somma, Co-Founder and Producer of the festival.”
Experience national and local chefs who come out to the Feast of Little Italy and demonstrate how to cook specialty Italian dishes. This year, The La Cucina Galbani® Cooking stage will feature nationally known chefs like most notable, Galbani Celebrity Chef Marco Sciortino from the hit TV show “Come Dine with Me,” and local favorites Anthony Acampa from “Fats Where the Flavors At,” Nina Tomasik from Nina’s Fresh Bakery, Chef Nick from Brick and Barrel, and Chef Stephen Asprinio from Top Chef and a local restaurateur will all be creating special Italian dishes right before your eyes! Do not miss a taste of the free Voga Wine seminars throughout the weekend by wine connoisseurs.
Cheers! Salute! Toast to your Italian-American heritage with a beer, prosecco, spritz, or cocktail. The Bar Italia, Aperol Spritz Piazza, or Voga Prosecco Lounge will be the places to be seen.
Spoil yourself and the entire family and relax in your own Private VIP Villa located near the stage for your enjoyment, including a large table, eight seats in your villa, and waiter/waitress service, or enjoy a reserved stage pod seating with four chairs, table and includes waiter/waitress service. Reservations are available at Eventbrite.com.
For the entire family, there will be festival rides and carnival games for all ages. Little Smiles will be on site with fun kids’ activities.
The Feast is pleased to announce the return of its fabulous Master of Ceremonies - Virginia Sinicki, an on-air personality from the KVJ show on 979WRMF.
Friday-The party kicks off on the Beachside Golf Cars Stage with Maria DeCrescenzo, known for her unique mix and arrangements of favorites, at 6 p.m. and performing Italian music spinning by DJ Johnny. Then headliners Livin’ on a Prayer, a Bon Jovi Tribute performing hits from the New Jersey rock band spanning decades, at 8 p.m.
Saturday-Come witness Cory “CPez” Pesaturo, the Guinness World Record holder for longest performance by an accordion player, as he takes the main stage at 12:30 p.m. Making their festival debut, couple Vincent and Emily Ricciardi. Enjoy the smooth sounds of “The Voice of Romance” Franco Corso performing Italian classics from Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and many more at 3 p.m. Austin Giorgio is known for TV fame from NBC’s The Voice. His smooth sounds will seduce the audience with popular songs made famous by Sinatra, Dean Martin, and other classics at 4:30 p.m. The Vince Chiarelli Band is credited for their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites, and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music at 6 p.m. Then Saturday Night will explode with 70s hits, with Studio 54 performing the best of the 70s at 8 p.m.
Sunday-The Feast continues with young Aviana Rossi performing at Noon. Known as “The Sicilian Tenor,” Elio Scaccio will be performing at 1 p.m. The return of Marco Turo with a new show, A Tribute to Tony Bennett, at 2:30 p.m. The Vince Chiarelli Band returns at 4 p.m. with Cory Pesaturo. Then do not miss a festival favorite, Angelo Venuto, at 6 p.m. performing Italian dance hits, traditional songs, and more!
The Food – Now that is Italian!
With every step you take in Abacoa, visitors will find food vendors serving up authentic Italian dishes-from fresh pasta, sausage, and peppers, arancini, braciole, and many more classic dishes. Then, enjoy a not-to-be-missed Italian dessert with homemade zeppoles with powdered sugar, sfogliatella, and cannoli. Joseph's Classic Market will be on site for all to enjoy many of their specialty items. If Italian food is what you crave, then the Feast is the place to be.
About Little Smiles – The Feast of Little Italy’s official Charity:
The Feast is committed each year to supporting Little Smiles and the Little Smiles toy drive kicking off at the festival. The nonprofit organization works tirelessly to bring smiles to the faces of children by giving kids the chance to be kids during difficult times. The nonprofit provides gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness, or tragedy. To learn more, visit www.littlesmilesfl.org.
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