Pasta, pizza, calzone, gnocchi, ravioli… Once I start thinking of Italian food, I cannot stop. I haven’t even started on the deserts: cannoli, gelato, tiramisu, biscotti, etc. Although I am not Italian, I can surely get behind their food, and I am sure that most of you can agree. To celebrate the mid-summer, Italians traditionally took a holiday and feasted on a big meal on August 15th in celebration of all their hard work during the harvest season, known as Ferragosto. Although Italians no longer take the entire month of August off, they still take short holidays and celebrate with street festivals. So in August, I always keep my eyes open for a good Italian festival.
San Francisco’s only Italian Festival The Festa Coloniale Italiana is this Saturday, August 11th, from 11am-6pm, which is presented by The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation. The Italian Festival will feature live Italian music, Italian dancing, plenty of traditional Italian food (from deep-fried calamari to cannoli), a pizza-toss demonstration, wine tasting, and a replicated Italian piazza, including a fountain. Bring your whole family to this fun and free event to celebrate Italian and Italian-American heritage!