PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER, "MY BIG FAT GREEK PARTY" HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 19-21 AT 17TH STREET PARK.
FESTA ITALIANA WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND AT VIRGINIA BEACH TOWN CENTER.
Friday-Saturday, September 12-13, 2014
NEW LOCATION: Virginia Beach Town Center
Friday, September 12, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, September 13, Noon-10:00pm
A little bit of Italy is coming to Town Center of Virginia Beach for two days of pasta, pizza, Italian wine, beer, and entertainment, together with family-friendly activities like grape-stomping!
Local restaurants like Bravo! Cucina Italiana, La Bella in Ghent, Mannino’s Italian Bistro, and Cogan's Pizza, as well as Roma Lodge No. 254 will serve up their specialties for purchase, as people from all walks of life and backgrounds join in one community for a two-day celebration of everything Italian in the heart of Town Center.
Table seating in tents scattered around the Plaza make for the perfect atmosphere for dining, singing, and dancing to classic and modern Italian musical selections. Strolling musicians go from aisle to aisle, giving diners an up-close and personal serenade of Italian tunes we’ve all heard growing up.
Ray Massa’s Eurorythms are featured nationally at Italian Festivals from Brooklyn, NY, Chicago and through the west coast to Portland Oregon. They are credited with bridging the gap between American & Italian venues for festival entertainment by revitalizing the mystique and romantic excitement of Italian music! The group’s dynamic and energetic style attracts audiences of all ages and nationality. The Eurorythms’ popularity is attributed to their unique arrangements of songs from Italy’s current Pop Charts like, “Mai Piu Sola”, to great Italian hits of all styles from the 80’s to the 50’s like, “A Chi” or "Tu Vuo Fa L'Americano" and their own Italian version of “Hang On Sloopy”. These great songs are intertwined with traditional songs you just can't do without at any Italian function: "That's Amore", "Oh Mari” the "Tarantella", polkas, waltzes, mazurkas, etc.! Ray Massa’s Eurorythms will be featured Friday, September 12, from 8:30-10:00pm, and Saturday, September 13, from 8:30pm-10:00pm.
Other live entertainment includes the Bellows Brothers (dueling accordions), Frank Sings Frank, the Wise Guys, Rockin' Ron Sabol, puppet shows, and other children’s activities on Saturday.
Daring children, youth, and adults may choose to step into the giant grape vat for a little grape stomping! It’s all in good fun, and your hosts, “Pinot and Grigio,” make strangers feel like old friends as they stomp grapes together!
Admission is free to Festa Italiana.
Festa Italiana is sponsored by Southern Fiat of Norfolk, Peroni, Banfi Wines, BOBFM, US Country 106, WNIS, Budweiser, Landshark, Pepsi, the City of Virginia Beach, The Oceanfront Inn, and Integrated Management Group.
Mediterranean Weekend also features…
My Big Fat Greek Party
Friday-Sunday, September 19-21, 2014 - NEW DATE
17th Street Park - NEW LOCATION
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Friday, September 19, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, September 20, Noon-11:00pm
Sunday, September 21, Noon-6:00pm
This event is a Greek-American party featuring world famous Greek cuisine, music, and festivities. Greek dancers of all ages will be dancing the night away for your entertainment! Learn Greek dances yourself! Authentic Greek items will be for sale, and prizes will be given away. This weekend promises to be FUN for the entire family!
A large variety of Greek dishes, desserts, and pastries will be available, as well as beer and wine.
Admission to My Big Fat Greek Party is $3. Tickets may be purchased at the gate only. Children 12 and under are free.
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