Festival Italia 2017 - August 19th Downtown Wakefield

Festival Italia - August 19th 2017 - Festival Guide
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Saturday August 19, 2017 in Downtown Wakefield

2pm - 8pm

(Wakefield, MA) - Saturday, August 19th Festival Italia Celebration 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This event gets bigger every year, and this year’s celebration will be no exception! As always, the festival is a celebration of Wakefield’s Italian culture and tradition that makes this event great.

The festival will transform Main St & Albion St. into a street festival offering a wide range of activities for locals and visitors. A number of booths will be dedicated to great festival foods, many sponsored by local restaurants. Whether you’re looking for delicious food, entertainment, children’s events, watching students from local dance studios, meeting friends and family at La Piazza’s beer and wine tent, or shopping, we have it covered.

New to Festival Italia – Video Game Theater

What is a mobile video game theater?

  • FOUR widescreen high-def TVs cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action with speakers in front and back. Everything is linked, so 16 players can play the same game — or against each other!
  • Play as a. team enjoy different games because there are plenty to choose from. All the newest games from Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 with a “Game Coach” to help anyone who needs it.

Handicap Parking

Space Locator



  • Union Street at the Public Safety Building (8) spots
  • Parking lot behind Alano’s – (6) additional spots
  • Parking lot behind the Cooperative Bank – (2) spot
  • Avon Street at Library – (1) spot – no exit to Main Street during the Festival
  • Richardson Avenue at Farmland (1) spot – no exit to Main Street during the parade
  • Civic Center off of Armory Street – (2) spots
  • Water Street across from Smith Street – (1) spot
  • Parking lot at Water and Main Street – (3) spots
  • Foster Street – (1) spot
  • Galvin Middle School – (4) spots
  • Town Hall on Lafayette Street – (5) spots – no exit during the parade
  • North Avenue between Avon and Richardson Avenue – (7) spots
  • Other Private Lots – (4) spots