History

The Memphis Italian Festival demonstrates the values of family, faith and fellowship in the Italian-American tradition, the Memphis Italian Festival presents family-oriented fun in music, food, events, games, and more for the benefit of the children of Holy Rosary Parish School.

An Italian style celebration of community.

For 25 years, the Memphis Italian Festival is a can’t miss, Memphis area tradition where you will see old friends, meet new ones and celebrate the Italian-American heritage in a family friendly atmosphere at beautiful and convenient Marquette Park in East Memphis.

Every year the Holy Rosary Parish comes together to put on the biggest party in East Memphis to help support the community. There are many activities and events to participate in, whether you are young or young at heart, including:

National and Local Musical Acts
Arts & Crafts
Italian Cooking Contests
Italian & American Food Concessions
Chef Demonstrations
Luigi`s Cafe & Wine Garden
Games for the Kids
Pallino Challenge Competitive Bocce Tournament
Galtelli Cup Recreational Bocce Tournament
Grape Stomping
Volleyball Tournament
Pizza Tossing with Mike Garibaldi

Bring a blanket, take a seat on the lawn, visit with friends, listen to outstanding musical entertainment, enjoy the food, beverages and all around good time! Come and see for yourself why the Memphis Italian Festival is considered to be the finest family oriented, community event in the entire Mid-South, according to Memphis Parent Magazine.

The Memphis Italian Festival: A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis!

What People are Saying

  • The Memphis Italian Festival is a family event that is enjoyable to all. The food is delicious and the company is great. The Festival provides a good time for everybody.
    The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib, S.V.D.Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Memphis
  • It is one of the best family events we have in Memphis and Shelby County.
    Kevin KanePresident & CEO, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • We are grateful for the many men, women and children who have contributed to the success of the Memphis Italian Festival. Over the years it has provided a safe setting for the celebration of family.
    Reverend Bryan P. TimbyPastor, Our Lady of Sorrows