Festa Italiana Brings Italy to McCauley

  • The car show is an annual part of the event.

  • The Appenini Dancers.

  • The day also marked the Italian Centre’s 60th anniversary.

  • The Giro del Centro Criterium bike race looped through Little Italy.

  • Chef David Rocco (centre).

  • The park was packed for Rocco’s appearance.

  • Wrestling in the park.

Festa Italiana (formerly Viva Italia Viva Edmonton) on August 25th brought the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy to McCauley. Organized by the Italian Youth Association of Edmonton, the event featured a car and motorcycle display, food trucks, wrestling, soccer, entertainment, and a special appearance by celebrity chef David Rocco. The beautiful weather and exciting line-up resulted in 95 Street and Giovanni Caboto Park being packed with people.

Photos by Paula E. Kirman.

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