Festa Italiana 2023

02jun(jun 2)5:00 pm04(jun 4)5:00 pmFesta Italiana 2023

Event Details

One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will be June 2 – 4, 2023. This longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond. Enjoy an amazing assortment of Italian food favorites, great entertainment on the main stage all weekend, an Italian Motorsports Show and much more.

Friday, June 2: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Saturday, June 3: 11:00AM – 11:00PM

Sunday, June 4: 11:00AM – 5:00PM

The event will be held at Zona Rosa’s North Park (area just South of the Dillard’s building)


From Barry Road Entrance — follow NW Prairie View Road & through the intersection of Old Navy & Barnes & Noble. Look for “EVENT PARKING” signs in the lots to the East of Dillard’s.

From Congress Entrances, there are two parking garages available. 86th Street Garage (walk North on N. Stoddard to the event) or the Northwest Parking Garage (just west of Dillard’s)

2023 Kansas City Festa Italiana Entertainment Line-U[p

Friday, June 2

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, June 3  

11:00 am:  Live with Jasper Mirable, Celebrity Italian chef hosts hour show with guests
12:00 pm:  U.N.I.C.O’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 15th year of dancing excellence!

*Special Appearance – Watch for The Strolling Gumbas from 1:00 – 2:00 on the Festival Grounds *

1:30 pm:  Chef Silverio Pagano, KC’s singing Italian chef’s secret recipe
2:00 pm:  The Viviano Brothers, Singing Italian favorites
2:30 pm   Katherine Viviano, Chicago Musical Star
3:00 pm:  Frank Favoroso, Classic Rock and Country
3:30 pm:  Anna Marie Cardello, Contemporary Pop Artist
4:00 pm:  Michael Donze, The Italian Elvis Tribute
5:00 pm:  Disco Dick & The Mirrorballs, The nation’s number one disco experience
7:00 pm:  Ilaria Della Bidia, Sincere artist, versatile, full of energy and emotion, from Tuscany, Italy
9:00 pm:  The Bronx Wanderers

The Custom Cruiser & Trike Show: Saturday, June 3 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Featuring custom motorcycles and trikes from across the Kansas City Metro

Sunday , June 4 

10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Presiding celebrant – Fr. Vincent Rogers
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, A musical journey through Italy
1:00 pm:  Elizabeth Vigliaturo Tabor, Festa’s young dancer returns in 2023
1:15 pm:  Guilana Cuccia, Festa’s youngest dancer
1:30 pm: Melrose’s School of Dance, Liberty’s Showcase Dancers
2:00 pm: Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, Upbeat, fun rock band since 1997
4:00 pm:  Recognition of U.N.I.C.O Scholarship Winners

Italian Motor Show: Sunday, June 4, noon – 2 pm

U.N.I.C.O. Wine Tasting Tent: on the west side of the festival grounds, all weekend long.





2 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 4 (Sunday) 5:00 pm