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Memphis Italian Festival, May 2009
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The Memphis Italian Festival is a community celebration, demonstrating the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition, for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School.

The Memphis Italian Festival will present family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, arts & crafts, strive for excellence in customer service, and look to continually improve its offerings.

Now in its' 20th year, the Memphis Italian Festival has become a can`t miss, Memphis area tradition where you will see old friends, meet new ones and celebrate the Italian-American heritage in a family friendly atmosphere at beautiful and convenient Marquette Park in East Memphis. There are many activities and events to participate in, whether you are young or young at heart, including:

  • National and Local Musical Acts
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Italian Cooking Contests
  • Italian & American Food Concessions
  • Chef Demonstrations presented by Riceland Rice
  • Luigi`s Cucina & Wine Garden - enjoy a perfect view of the festival with an Italian wine.
  • Children`s Games
  • Heritage Tent
  • Coors Light Bocce Tournament
  • Grape Stomping
  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Pizza Tossing with Mike Garibaldi

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn, visit with friends, listen to outstanding musical entertainment, enjoy the food, beverages and all around good time! Come and see for yourself why the Memphis Italian Festival is considered to be the finest family oriented, community event in the entire Mid-South, according to Memphis Parent Magazine.

The Memphis Italian Festival: A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis!
What people are saying

"The Memphis Italian Festival is a family event that is enjoyable to all. The food is delicious and the company is great. The Festival provides a good time for everybody."
The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.
Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Memphis

"We are grateful for the many men, women and children who have contributed to the success of the Memphis Italian Festival. Over the years it has provided a safe setting for the celebration of family."
Reverend Bryan P. Timby
Pastor, Our Lady of Sorrows

"It is one of the best family events we have in Memphis and Shelby County."
Kevin Kane, President & CEO, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit the Holy Rosary Parish website at


May 28-30, '09!

Marquette Park Corner of Mt. Moriah and Park Avenue (Grazie, City of Memphis!) Map
Hotel Accomodations: Park Place Hotel

Gates Open 5pm Thursday, 11am Friday & Saturday.
Sorry, no outside food or drinks, coolers, pets, bikes, skates, etc. All bags will be searched.

Free Parking/FedEx Shuttle Audubon Woods Campus, Park&Perkins.
#1 Family Oriented, Community Event - Memphis Parent Magazine

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