Festa Italiana !

Free admission to everyone for the entire weekend!

June 3-5 2022

Festa provides an ideal environment to experience great authentic live entertainment, delicious Italian food, outstanding desserts, beverages, vendor and historical informational booths.

Festa Italiana is UNICO KC’s largest fundraising event of the year where all proceeds are directed to our scholarship fund.

Live entertainment is offered non-stop for the weekend including national acts and some of the best local and regional talent.  The weekend also includes Motori in Piazza (Italian Motorsports Show), an outdoor Catholic Mass on Sunday and kid zone with bounce houses.  Come enjoy some of the best Italian food from local restaurants and shop some of our local vendors.

Scholarships are awarded to recipients the Sunday afternoon of every festival.

Congratulations to the 2022 Raffle Winner:

Lisa Gioia!

Lisa generously donated the proceeds ($390) back to UNICO. Thank you, Lisa!!

Motori in Piazza

Since 2012, Festa Italiana has featured the annual All-Italian Motorsports Show (Motori in Piazza) at Zona Rosa. With the support of our sponsors and local car, motorcycle and scooter enthusiast clubs, Italian marques represented include Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Vespa, Piaggio, and Lambretta.

Click on the event flyers below for more information

VIP Seating

Festa offers VIP seating packages for Friday and Saturday nights.
Tables reserved from 6p – 10p.

Vendors

Reach a big audience

A Weekend of Entertainment
2022 Kansas City Festa Italiana Line-up

June 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2022

Friday

  • 5:00 PM Miller Marley Entertainers Overland Park’s premier dance troupe
  • 5:30 PM Frank Cherrito KC’s smooth Italian crooner
  • 6:30 PM Flashback Classic rock, R&B, and funk band
  • 8:30 PM UNICO’s Meatball Eating Contest
  • 9:00 PM The Bronx Wanderers One family, one dream, one amazing rockin’ show!

Saturday

  • 11:00 AM Live with Jasper Mirable Celebrity Italian chef hosts hour show with guests.
  • 12:00 PM UNICO’s Cannoli Eating Contest Hosted by Jasper Mirable
  • 12:30 PM The Gumba’s A musical journey through Italy
  • 1:00 PM The Cascone Sisters Sofia & Isabella Cascone – returning for their 14th year of dancing excellence!
  • *** Special Appearance – Watch for The Strolling Gumbas from 1 – 2 on the Festival Grounds ***
  • 1:30 PM The Viviano Brothers Singing Italian favorites
  • 2:30 PM Jim Gai & The After Hours Trio Great mix from jazz era to classic rock
  • 3:30 PM Chef Silverio Pagano KC’s singing Italian chef’s secret recipe
  • 4:00 PM Joseph Vincelli Internationally acclaimed saxophonist, flautist, and jazz artist
  • 5:30 PM Ilaria Della Bidia Sincere artist, versatile, full of engird and emotion, from Tuscany, Italy
  • 7:00 PM Disco Dick & The Mirrorballs The nation’s number one disco experience
  • 9:00 PM The Bronx Wanderers Return

Sunday

  • 10 AM Catholic Mass Presiding celebrants – Fr. Vincent Rogers & Fr. Dennis Wait
  • 11:00 AM Chef Chris Canzoneri Secret recipe from Garozzo’s head chef
  • 11:30 AM Maria Milazzo Singing Italian arias and classics
  • 12:00 PM The Gumba’s
  • 1:00 PM Elizabeth Vigliaturo Tabor Festa’s youngest dancer
  • 1:15 PM Frank Favoroso Classic rock and country
  • 1:30 PM Anna Marie Cardello Contemporary Pop artist
  • 2:00 PM Michael J. Done The Italian Elvis tribute
  • 3:00 PM Four Fried Chickens and a Coke Upbeat, fun rock band since 1997
  • 4:30 PM Recognition of U.N.I.C.O Scholarship Winners

UNICO Wine Tasting Tent – On the west side of the festival grounds

Italian Motor Show – Sunday, June 5 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Sponsorship

Presenting Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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