Kickoff of 11th Annual Tradition Taste of Little Italy in Port St. Lucie 🇮🇹

January 27, 2018

Embark on a 3 day cultural journey filled with authentic Italian food, music, art & tradition at the Taste of Little Italy at Transition Square in Port St. Lucie January 26th - January 28th!🇮🇹

 

Also known for the "Feast of Little Italy" in Jupiter every November, organizers are keeping the focus on family, culture and community. This incredible festival has become an annual tradition for generations to come and enjoy while celebrating rich, Italian heritage.

 

Throughout the three-day festival there will be live music from national, local Italian and Italian American artists along with fun events emceed by Joe Piazza.

 

The Taste of Little Italy presented by Galbani Cheese, Jaguar Treasure Coast and Land Rover Treasure Coast has announced its star-studded entertainment schedule which includes Tommy Mara and The Crests Fri, Jan 26 at 8pm, Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti Sat, Jan 27 at 8pm and The Atlantic City Boys Sun, Jan 28 at 6pm.

 

All festival tickets include the concerts and can be purchased at the gate. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the performances.

 

With every step you take in Tradition Square, there will be a food vendor serving up an authentic dish; from pasta, sausage, and peppers to shrimp scampi, zeppoles and pinwheels to much more. The aroma of Italy will surround you and every bite will keep you hungry for more. Each year national and local chef’s come out to the Feast and participate on the La Cucina Galbani Cooking Stage with Chef Marco Sciortino instructing the public on how to cook a specialty dish with free cooking demonstrations and tastings highlighting the chef’s very own Galbani recipes. 

 

Bring the entire family for a great day of fun! Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the festival rides, carnival games, food, bocce ball, and the live outside entertainment. 

 

Admission is $7.00 to the festival and includes all the concerts, cooking demos, wine seminars and lots more. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

 

  • Friday, 1/26 3pm-10pm

  • Saturday, 1/27 10a-10p

  • Sunday, 1/28 10a-8p

  • Location:  Tradition Square, 10799 SW Civic Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

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Charity

Little Smiles of Florida is the official charity of the Feast of Little Italy. Little Smiles will be on site raising awareness with kids activities as well as accepting donations. It is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c) 3 children’s charity. Their mission is to help heal hearts and create little smiles by providing gifts and fun activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. With the guidance of local professionals such as doctors, nurses, child life specialists and social workers, we strive to help kids escape their unfortunate circumstances, even if only for a short period of time. Please stop-by, say hi and join us in supporting this fantastic organization. 

 

Food and Wine Seminars/Cooking Demos

Live cooking demonstrations are available at various times throughout the festival at the La Cucina Galbani Cooking Stage. Chef Marco and special guests created magical Italian creations from scratch for everyone to enjoy. Galbani cheese has crafted the finest Italian cheese for over 100 years. World Renowned Wine Connoisseur Anthony Acampa will be giving Voga wine seminars all weekend.

 

Food

You can taste dishes from both south and northern Italy ranging from, seafood pescatore, calamari, antipasto platters, Italian mac and cheese balls, fried raviolis and Italian Chicago beef fried calzones. You couldn't miss all of the Italian dessert with homemade zeppola’s, sfogliatella, and cannolis. Be sure to take a selfie with "Stringster" the Galbani Cheese mascot.

 

Tradition/Culture

Immerse yourself in Italian culture at every corner of the Feast. It’s not just about what you are eating but what you enjoyed and shared in the Italian traditions with your family, friends and neighbors. Peppino the strolling accordion player (accordion was first produced in Italy in the 1860’s) will remind you that the cheerful sounds have been heard for generations as he plays classic Italian music. Bocce ball was first played in Ancient Rome and at the Feast there are courts available for the public to give it a try. A festival must is to shop and explore all of the vendors selling Italian garb from T-shirts and Italian jewelry to home must have’s for every kitchen.

 

Family Fun
After eating all you can eat, the children’s area was the place to be. Filled with thrilling festival rides and prize winning games, the Feast will created memorable moments to share. Kids can even get their faces painted!

 


🇮🇹 ENTERTAINMENT

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to watch all of the talented entertainers, musicians and artists at the Treasure Coast Jaguar and Land Rover Stage.

 

Friday, January 26th

4 p.m. - Sounds of Italy
6 p.m. - Lou Villano
6:45 p.m. - Opening Ceremony
7p.m. - Maria DeCrescenzo
8 p.m.- HEADLINER: Tommy Mara "Rocking Through the Decades"

 

Saturday, January 27th

10 a.m. - Sounds of Italy
Noon - Samantha Piccirilli
1:30 p.m. - Vincent Lanciano
2 p.m. - MJT Goldner Conservatory of The Performing Arts YTC
3 p.m. - Vanessa Racci
4 p.m. - Galbani Celebrity Cheese Building for Charity
5 p.m. - Phillipe Harari
6:30 p.m. - Angelo Venuto
8 p.m. - HEADLINE: Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti 

 

Sunday, January 28th

10 a.m. - Sounds of Italy
Noon - Galbani Children's Cheese Building Contest
1 p.m. - Samantha Piccirilli
2 p.m. - Vanessa Racci
2:30 p.m. - Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of the Performing Arts Youth Touring Company
3:30 p.m. - Angelo Venuto
4:30 p.m. - Franco Corso" The Voice of Romance"
6 p.m. - The Atlantic City Boys " A Tribute to Frankie Valli"
 
Visit the official Tradition"Taste of Little Italy"website HERE

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