41st Italian Family Festa returns to History Park

Get ready for all the delicious Italian fare, cooking demonstrations, grape-stomping, and sword fighting that will go down in History Park, Saturday, Aug. 5-Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023.

A picture of Pacific Hotel with "Italian Family Festa San Jose" superimposed.

Get ready for this annual Italian culture festival.

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Preparati — the 41st Italian Family Festa returns to History Park this weekend from Saturday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 6.

Hosted by the Italian American Heritage Foundation, you can expect a full extravaganza of Italian cuisine, live entertainment, arts + craft vendors, cooking stages, and more.

🚗 Know before you go

Admission is free, but parking is limited and festival organizers encourage carpooling. There will be free parking at 1870 Senter Rd. and paid parking at:

  • Kelly Park, 1300 Senter Rd. ($10)
  • South Campus Garage, 10th + Alma streets ($10)
  • Kelly Park Disc Golf Lot, 799 Phelan Ave. ($6)

🍝 What to expect

  • A cooking stage with nine chef demonstrations
  • Family-friendly magic + sword fighting shows
  • Cultural exhibits exploring Italian history + heritage within Santa Clara County
  • A wine tasting garden accompanied by music from The Gold Money Band
  • A “Celebrity Grape Stomp” featuring the mayors of San Jose, Santa Clara, and Milpitas