Region's Largest Heritage Festival

Celebrating Our Roots & Supporting Bloomfield Businesses

Continuing restrictions on large events because COVID-19, have forced us to postpone the festival until 2021

2021 Dates

Thursday August 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm • Friday August 20, noon-9:00pm • Saturday August 21, noon-9:00pm • Sunday August 22, noon-6:00pm

4 Days • 3 Packed Stages • Over 30 Acts!

All Italian...All Spectacular...All Free!

Official Sponsors

  • highmark

  • AHN
  • Stage & Entertainment SponsorsRohrich-Honda

  • Sponsored in part

2019 Italians vs. Irish Celebrity Bocce Tournament

The Italians continued their winning streak for a third straight year! Thanks to everyone who participated as well as those that came to watch. This has become a fun annual tradition that kicks off the festival every year.


In Pittsburgh, PA on Liberty avenue in Bloomfield. From Ella St. to Gross St.

Parking & Seating

Please do not park in the permitted residential parking spaces in Bloomfield, respect the limited parking available for residents. Also, you will be ticketed. Use one of these options.
Limited seating is available, bring lawn chairs to be sure of getting a seat.

Community Meeting

My team and I will be hosting a gathering for all businesses, residents and community groups that would like to meet us and discuss any questions, concerns or suggestions. It will be at Lombardozzi's Restaurant in Bloomfield on November 13. Please feel free to stop by anytime between 4:30 and 7:00PM. Please read the report to the community and view the supporting videos beforehand. Children are welcome.

Celebrity Bocce Challenge - Politicians and media personalities compete on the bocce court!

Little Italy Days Bocce Tournament – Our annual tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday. If you’d like to enter a team, reach out to Corrado or Adam at or 412-480-5918/412-600-5702 for details. The entry fee is $150 per team. The tournament will be double elimination and begins at 10 AM on Saturday morning and continues Sunday morning at 9AM. Teams must arrive by 9:30AM Saturday for bracket drawing, no exceptions.The bocce court is located on Cedarville Street next to the Pleasure Bar.


The Title of Miss Little Italy is for contestants ages 4-17yrs. that want to be in a festival pageant that requires mostly just a smile and a model’s walk on stage. Winners receive a beautiful “Gold Miss America Style Crown” Sash, Large Trophy. Winners ride in the Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade, Kennywood Italian Day Parade. All contestants receive a Beauty Trophy. Cost $25.00 Produced by Twirl Time Studio call Marianne Rieg Director 724-671-7100

Age Divisions: Princess Little Italy (4-7yrs) - Junior Miss Little Italy (8-11yrs) - Senior Miss Little Italy (12-17yrs)!

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Sunday, July 28, 2019, Hillcrest Country Club, Lower Burrell

This event looks to celebrate all things Italian with lighthearted references to “The Godfather” movie, all while benefitting the Bruno and Carol Sammartino Foundation, whose mission is to provide those they serve with food, shelter, and services to ease their burdens of life’s basic necessities.
Golf will begin promptly at 1:30 with a shotgun start, scramble format, with trophies awarded to lowest score.
There will also be a separate bocce tournament held. This will also begin at 1:30, and will be limited to 10-4 man teams
The events will be followed with cocktails(cash bar), music, Italian buffet dinner, and short dinner program. Program will be hosted by KDKA Radio Morning News host, and Pittsburgh’s favorite non-Italian(but is married to one!), Larry Richert.

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