Looking for a great summer weekend in the Burgh? How about 4 days of amazing Italian-themed food, wine, and live entertainment?! All of this happens at Little Italy Days in Bloomfield. The free family event produces massive crowds each year–there’s a reason why it’s Pittsburgh’s largest Italian festival. From live acts to parking info, we have everything you need to know!

Little Italy Days
Photo Credit: Little Italy Days, Facebook

Celeb Bocce and The Granati Brothers

The festival kicks off with the annual celeb bocce game, featuring local politicians and media personalities. It’s going to be Irish vs Italian in a battle for the ultimate bocce ball bragging rights. There are sure to be some famous and familiar faces playing in this years game! Grab your seat early! Afterwards, be sure to check out the legendary Pittsburgh rock band The Granati Brothers as they hit the stage for an epic performance.

Live Music All Weekend Long! 

Let’s just say there’s a wide variety of entertainment, with over 30 acts on three stages. Trust us, there’s something for everyone. Friday night gets classic with the Magic Moments–Pittsburgh’s #1 oldies band. Saturday’s lineup includes Pittsburgh pop singer Mia Zanotti (former Voice contestant), rising local rock band Elias Khouri and the EK Band, and more. There’s also some top of the line tribute acts–Let’s Groove Tonight (Earth, Wind, and Fire), and Jumpin Jack Flash (Rolling Stones) will have the crowd amped. The festival wraps up on Sunday with Bloomfields own Bob Scullion & the Mystics celebrating their 50th anniversary reunion, and don’t miss Penguins National Anthem singer Jeff Jimerson! And last but not least, the #1 Pittsburgh Elvis impersonator Randy Galioto is back! Like we said, something for everyone!  

Food, Wine, and More! 

Plenty of events fill up the jam packed weekend! Aside from the awesome food and wine, you can check out the official Bocce tournament, Miss Little Italy contest, and the pizza stretching demo. All of Bloomfields local businesses will be open during the festival!

For info on free parking, street closures, biking options, and alternative transportation–click here!

When: August 15-18

Where: Bloomfield

Cost: Free! 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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