Festa Italiana 2022

03jun(jun 3)5:00 pm05(jun 5)5:00 pmFesta Italiana 2022

Event Details

One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the unique celebration of Italian traditions and Italian-American culture, will be June 3 – 5, 2022. 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 3: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Saturday, June 4: 11:00AM – 11:00PM

Sunday, June 5: 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)

2022 Kansas City Festa Italiana Entertainment Line-Up   

June 3rd, 4th and 5th


  • 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!


  • 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 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 Gia & 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 energy and emotion, from Tuscan, Italy
  • 7:00  PM        Disco Dick & The Mirrorballs, The nations number one disco experience
  • 9:00  PM        The Bronx Wanderers Return


  • 10:00 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, A musical journey through Italy
  • 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. Donze, 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

U.N.I.C.O. Wine Tasting Tent – On the west side of the festival grounds

Italian Motor Show – Sunday, June 5th — 11 AM- 2 PM



3 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 5:00 pm