Key Milwaukee

July 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Live Italian. Eat Italian. Play Italian. Be Italian. Calling all foodies Chefs from some of Milwaukee's best restaurants will demonstrate their creativity and skill at the Cucina Showcase. Returning celebrity chefs Rossella Rago and Maria Liberati bring new insights and recipes for 2013. The popular cannoli eating contest comes on Saturday and kids' pizza-making contest is set for Sunday in the Cucina. The tastes of Festa make this a "favorite fest" for many. Visitors know to come hungry and browse the nearly 40 food vendors. Many of Milwaukee's leading Italian restaurants welcome guests to sample their fare. New Friday Happy Hour On Friday only from 2-6 p.m., attendees can enjoy half off on selected food and beverage items during Festa's new Happy Hour. And throughout Festa's three-day run, enjoy Bar Italia, the new sports bar located on the north end of the grounds. Fun for families Kids of all ages enjoy the Pinocchio Parade at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and special daily entertainment at the Children's Stage. Other don't miss attractions include: • Abbondanza in the Sky, the spectacular fireworks show presented every night by Milwaukee's Bartolotta Fireworks. • Italian drummers from Italy sponsored by Palermo's Pizza • Bocce Ball daily, with a tournament on Sunday. • A new Festa Italiana World Cup Soccer Tournament on Saturday. • Gondola rides turn the Summerfest lagoon into a Venetian scene and provide another Italian experience (without the jet lag). The annual Wheels and Heels Rush on Festa 5K run and walk takes place Friday, July 19, in conjunction with the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Reverend Donald J. Hying, Auxiliary Bishop with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, celebrates Sunday Mass and leads the procession following on Sunday, July 21, at the Marcus Amphitheater. Admission and hours Festa Italiana hours are 11:30 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $13 at the gate, with children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For additional information and updates, visit or follow @FestaMKE on Twitter or FestaItalianaMilwaukee on Facebook. For 2013, Festa also launched a new mobile app, Festa MKE (available for iPhone and Android) with the latest updates, schedules and other information. Festa Italiana is sponsored in part by MillerCoors, Spiked Island Adult Lemonade, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, International Autos Group, LoDuca Bros., Inc., Major Goolsby's, Pyramax Bank, Catholic Financial Life, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group and Palermo's Pizza. 9

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