Thank you all for making 2019 a year to remember!




Welcome to Festa Italiana SLC, Utah's Premier Cultural Experience. Hosted at the beautiful Gateway Plaza our guests enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Salt Lake City while exploring the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Utah’s thriving Italian community.

Founded by members of the Italian American Civic League the two day festival highlights include live Italian entertainment, food booths highlighting the regions of Italian cuisine, Italian beer and wine garden, arts & crafts, historical displays, bocce tournament, live raffles, exotic Italian cars, street performers, and much more!

Proceeds from the festival will support local and national non-profit charitable organizations supported by the Italian-American Civic League of Utah.

Salt Lake is home to many incredible street festivals. After visiting Italian festivals in some of the great cities across the country, our organization wanted to bring Italian culture, food and entertainment to the mix. It is our goal to give a little taste of what we know as Italian-Americans to anyone who attends the festival. We hope to see you there!



Whether amongst family, friends, or strangers food serves as the backbone for any social gathering. Making it an important centerpiece to the festival. Come sample a wide variety of local Italian restaurants, imported wines, bellini’s and of course ice cold beer.



Italian music and arts are some of the most well known studied and replicated in the world. The John C Kish foundation, as the main stage sponsor, has allowed us to bring acts all the way from Italy to our stage! We strive to provide an authentic lineup of entertainment as well as some local favorites.



Alfa Romeo of Salt Lake City, the Italian American Civic League and many more have made it possible for our festival to continue to grow year to year. If you would like to donate or sponsor please Click Here for More Information!

Fun for the entire family!

Food, drink, Music, and Games good for all ages.


Latest Updates

Festa Italiana 2019 is in the Books

Festa Italiana SLC 2019 marked our 5th year anniversary and the support from our community couldn’t have been stronger! We surpassed our expectations on attendance, making it our most impactful year yet!

The Gateway will once again be hosting the 2 day festival in 2020! The Gateway is conveniently location to UTA Trax & Frontrunner, private avenue, and Olympic Plaza make this the perfect venue for a successful event. The Gateway shops are also open during the festival, so pop in and support the businesses that support us!

We are now accepting applications for vendors to service the thousands of festival goers. Space is limited and will be awarded based on a variety of factors to maintain the Italian authenticity of the festival. Italian food only. We are currently on a waitlist right now with all of the spots being filled. Please sign up to be added to waitlist if spots open up.

Click the button below to apply!