Festa Italiana !

Free admission to everyone for the entire weekend!

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 Calcio Di Strata (outdoor street soccer tournament), 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.

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Motori in Piazza

Festa features the annual 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 Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and Lambretta.

VIP Seating

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


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3v3 Torneo

This one of a kind outdoor tournament will be played on the streets of Zona Rosa during our Festa weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to observe some of the region’s top young soccer players compete at all age levels. Adults are also welcome to register, as levels of competition are being put together to support all ages.

Register your team at:  brooksidesoccer.org/Torneo

Click here to be a sponsor for this event.

A Weekend of Entertainment


  • 5:00 PM Miller Marley Entertainers
  • 5:30 PM Frank Cherrito, Frank Vigliaturo & Tony Antonucci
  • 6:00 PM Flashback > Mario Brancado’s Upbeat Local Band
  • 7:30 PM UNICO’s Meatball Eating Contest
  • 8:00 PM Marino Fruzzetti
  • 9:30 PM Lights Out


  • 11:00 AM Live with Jasper
  • Noon Cannoli Eating Contest
  • 12:30 PM The Gumba’s
  • 1:00 PM Tony Antonucci, Frank Vigiaturo & Frank Cherrito
  • 1:45 PM Addalyn Antonuccci
  • *** Special Appearance – Watch for The Strolling Gumbas from 1 – 2 on the Festival Grounds ***
  • 2:00 PM The Cascone Girls
  • 2:30 PM Viviano Brothers
  • 3:30 PM Vince Scola
  • 4:00 PM Expert Wine Presentation
  • 4:30 PM Mark Tonelli Quartet
  • 5:30 PM Vince Chiarelli Trio
  • 6:30 PM Joseph Vincelli
  • 7:30 PM Marino Fruzzetti Returns
  • 9:00 PM Franks A Lot and Tony Antonucci
  • 9:30 PM Lights Out


  • 10 AM Catholic Mass
  • 11:30 AM Chef Silverio
  • Noon Maria Milazzo
  • 12:30 The Gumba’s
  • 1:30p The Cascone Girls Return
  • 2:00p MelRoe’s Dance Studio
  • 2:30p Vince Chiarelli Trio
  • 4:00p Scholarship Awards


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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