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Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY!

Saturday, August 20, 2022

12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Parcel 5

Parcel 5, East Main Street, Rochester, NY, USA

Rochester's biggest and most popular Italian Festival -- "The DeCecco Little Italy Festival" -- marks its return at downtown Rochester's premier event space (Parcel 5) for a truly unforgettable experience, on August 20th from Noon to 9pm!!

Featuring a live show performance at 8PM by major international artist and PBS television Superstar -- GIAGA VALENTI -- (Italian Songstress, singing in Italian, French, Spanish and English!)

Notice: LouIs Prima Jr. & the Witnesses will NOT be performing this year due to tour routing issues in Northeastern U.S and NY State area.

630PM -- TRE BELLA from NYC (an all female Italian American trio)

530PM -- Get ready to dance Salsa with Orchestra Antonetti -- one of Rochester's most popular Latino music bands at 5pm!

4PM - Mike Sidoti (Italian American performer singing Sinatra and Dean Martin classics)

Noon - DJ PABONY (spinning international hits)

Great food & fun for the whole family!

Don't forget to entter our world famous "DeCecco Spaghetti Eating Contest" at 3PM !

(To enter the spaghetti eating contest or for event inquiries please email us at: or use the contact page on our website:

This year's event honoring St. Padre Pio and St. Michael!

JOIN US for a SPECIAL OUTDOOR OPENING PRAYER BLESSING & COMMUNITY PEACE CELEBRATION at Parcel 5 at 2PM -- celebrated by Father Bob Worth of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Parish! Including the kind participation of the Knights of Columbus, Gates Police Keystone Pipes and Drums, and the Irish Ancient order of Hibernian color guards!


Advance general admission tickets are $7 online + processing fee and $10 at the door.

We will also have limited VIP general admission seats available - online only - for $25 each, which will include a padded chair and a meet & greet with Giada Valenti after her show!

The festival's 2022 vendor application and sponsorship guide may be down loaded from our website's Festival section at:

Grazie and hope to see all of our friends & paisans on August 20th, for a romantic and elegant night to remember at the event of the summer!! 🇮🇹🇺🇲

Thanks to all of our sponsors for their kind support!

(List of sponsors and supporters available on our website)


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