Thursday, March 31, 2011

Now That's Italian

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 10:20 PM

The Bucktown Allstars will close the Festa Italiana on Sunday.
  • The Bucktown Allstars will close the Festa Italiana on Sunday.

It’s time for another weekend of celebrations, this one honoring the area’s Italian heritage with a three-day fete in Kenner’s Rivertown. The 10th annual Festa Italiana starts at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, and features Italian food, music, rides, crafts, visits to the children’s museum and more. Admission is $2, and children 12 and younger are admitted free.

The festival continues Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., with a 2-mile Sunset Levee Run/Walk starting at 6 p.m. The registration fee is $20 and includes admission to the festival, food and drink tickets and a T-shirt. Saturday’s music lineup includes the NOLA Treblemakers from 12:30p.m. To 2 p.m., Amanda Shaw from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the CheeWeez from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday the festival is open from noon to 8 p.m., with music by Mojeaux from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the Bucktown Allstars from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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