Festa Italiana

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Festa Italia

Festa Italiana, 26–28 July 2019, free entry - Find Out More

Festa Italiana Manchester is the country’s biggest festival designed to celebrate Italian food, drink and culture. In two years it has become established as one of Manchester’s most popular events with nearly 30,000 visitors flocking to last year’s event.

All held in a specially created city centre ‘Italian oasis’ on Cathedral Gardens

This year’s event will be even bigger, taking in a larger area around the city’s Medieval Quarter with even more Italian producers, chefs, food, drink and music than ever on the line-up for this Italian-themed weekend.

Best of all, it’s free, and it’s all held in a specially created city centre ‘Italian oasis’ on Cathedral Gardens.

There’s a huge line-up of events and masterclasses to enjoy too (some are paid), alongside the pop-up bars and street food stalls. You can expect to sample the wares of locally-famed businesses such as Salvi’s, Rosso, Proove, Cafe Cannoli, Pasta Factory and many more.

26–28 July 2019
Free entry