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Celebrate the Rich Culture at the Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival

Vicki Shivers - Thursday, September 08, 2011

Join in the fun at the Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival!From pizza pies and cannoli to Ferrari’s, delicious wine and espresso, some of our favorite things hail from Italy. We welcome the Old Country to the Low Country as we celebrate the 2nd Annual Italian Heritage Festival of Hilton Head this September.

Come out and celebrate the rich heritage of the Italian people with delicious food, music, games, and cherished traditions. This fun filled festival takes place at Shelter Cove Community Park each year and is hosted by the Italian American Club, a non-profit organization, established with an aim to aid local charities and those in need in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area. This popular festival is a fundraising event, while honoring outstanding members of the community and raising funds for the Foundation.

The mission of The Italian Heritage Festival is to create an event honoring Italian culture while upholding the principles that were established by St. Gennaro, who worked tirelessly to help people in need. All events put on by the Foundation are intended to embody the attributes of generosity and goodwill that define the Italian spirit.

Just like the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the family oriented Italian Festival of Hilton Head celebrates The Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival features a grape stomping contest!Italian culture, food and entertainment, and features music, a pasta eating contest, Italian car show, grape stomping, and a kid’s corner. In addition to sampling food from some of Hilton Head Island’s best local restaurants, guests are invited to learn recipes from the cooking stage and play bocce ball with some of Hilton Head’s Italian-American locals and much more!

Make plans now to attend the 2nd Annual Italian Heritage Festival of Hilton Head on Saturday September 24th from 11:30am – 4:00pm and celebrate the rich heritage of the Italian people who live on Hilton Head Island!  
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