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Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 at 12:59 pm

The Italian Festival Returns to Syracuse

By Teagan Brown

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Italian festival finally returned to Syracuse this weekend after being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three day celebration will consist of many local vendors including Avicolli’s, Pascarella’s Bakery, and the Cheese Filled Company. Along with food plenty of entertainment is also lined up for residents who attend the event. Performers come every day of the festival and they include singers, dancers, and even magicians. 

This year will be the 23rd annual Italian Festival and is expected to draw thousands of Syracuse residents to the event. 

Other special events for the weekend include a meatball eating contest and a bocce tournament. Money prizes are involved in both, with $500 being donated to the winner’s charity of choice in the meatball eating contest. For the bocce tournament $240 will go to the first place winner. 

A full schedule of events can be found on their website and Facebook page with more information about the weekend long celebration. 

Admission to the festivities is free and the event will be located in downtown Syracuse at city hall.