The Italian Festival is one of the largest ethnic festivals in Houston and attracts thousands of visitors from around the country. Come and enjoy a feast of sight, sound and Italian flavor while sharing the heritage, culture and romance of Italy at the Houston Italian Festival presented by the Italian Culture & Community Center of Houston.
The Festival starts on Thursday, October 8 and runs through Sunday, October 11 on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas. Admission is free beginning Thursday at 5pm until Friday at 4pm. After which Admission is $8 at the gate but discounted tickets are available on-line. At the festival you can taste authentic Italian food, wine and see live musical performances. There will be plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy including: grape stomping and pasta eating contest, bocce ball tournament, marionette puppet shows, Italian movies, cooking demonstrations for adults and children, wine tastings, I Madonnari High School Art contest, Classic Car show on Sunday and much more.