June 18-20, 2010
Cost: Suggested $3-$7 donation
Organizer: Onesti Entertainment Corporation
What to expect: A Chicago neighborhood turned into ancient Italy, including food, wine and music.
Additional info: This is the city's largest and most popular celebration of Italian culture. The fest turns the neighborhood into ancient Italy, replete with columns, statues and fountains. Neighborhood restaurants offer authentic cuisine focusing on the Northern region. There's fun for everyone, from the "Via Bambini" Kids Street to the parade of costumes from The Carnivale in Venice. Free parking.
Centerstage Reviewer: Ben Rubenstein