There’ll Be Food, Entertainment, Song, Music, and Dancing In the Streets on
Saturday, August 17th 2 – 8 p.m.
The Town of Wakefield’s Festival Italia 2013, organized through the Event
Planning Committee (EPC) presents a fun-filled, family oriented, free (unless
otherwise noted), Festival Italia 2013.
Live Music – Look for the “Summer Sounds” stage, near the Beebe Library, where
students from Onset Music will be filling the street with live music from 2-3
Local vocalist Valerie Gigolo, a big hit at last’s year festival, will return to
the festival, and give two performance -3 – 4 p.m. and again from5:30 – 6:30
Local musician Audie Bridges, accompanied by his two sons, will be playing
guitars with an Italian twist during their performance from 4:15-5:15.
Tom Marchant and the North Ave Band will close out the evening, performing from
The Jazzabelles, a new group sponsored by Sharon’s Pet Service, will be joining
the festival. The Jazzabelles, an all-female big band jazz band, appeals to a
cross section of audiences and age groups. The group will be performing on lower
Albion St., across from Sharon’s Pet Services from 3-8 p.m. The group will also
perform some Italian favorites. Stop by, enjoy some music and dance in the
Return performances: Dana Cox from CnDJ‘s, Tim Kelly playing the keyboard,
singing and impersonating will be performing in front of Florence’s Fashion on
Albion St, and the ever-popular roving accordion player Carmen Spada will
entertain the many festival goers.
Near the Lincoln St. Parking Lot, local dance studios (Dance Studio, Dance
Track, Catch the Funk, Miss Krysta Dance Studio, and Synergy) will perform
throughout the event.
On-Going in the Streets – Face Painter, Balloon Man and Stilt Walker/Juggler
Boris Koski will return to Main & Albion Streets to entertain all festival
Green Screen - Have the kids line up for a group photo at the Green Machine,
which will be located in the Lincoln St. Parking Lot. Pick from hundreds of
backdrops. This is part of the COUPON BOOK* special.
Rock Climbing - Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing? Here’s your chance.
The wall will be located at the Lincoln St. Parking Lot. This is part of the
COUPON BOOK* special
Boston Sports Club will be setting up a Moon Bounce, Fitness Challenge, Zumba
Class, Kettle Bell Class, Agility Ladder & Agility Hurdles and prizes will be
Car Show /Motor Cycles- Classic, Muscle, Street Rods and Exotic Cars will be on
display near the Beebe Library. Stewy’s Cycles will be displaying a variety of
Wheel of Chance –Always a sellout with over 100 prizes valued at $10 or more, be
one of the first to spin the wheel to win a prize. The wheel will be located at
the intersection of Albion & Main Streets. This is part of the COUPON BOOK*
Candy Stop – The popular Candy Stop will be returning. Have the kids fill a bag
with their favorite sweets. This is part of the COUPON BOOK* special.
FOOD AND DRINK
Beer Garden – Gather your friends to attend Wakefield’s 1st Beer Garden. It will
be opened from 2-7 p.m. and will be serving a large variety of craft and micro
brews, as well as the long standing favorite, Bud Lite.
Whites & Reds –Greenwood Wine & Spirits will be hosting a free wine tasting
event from 4-6 p.m. Drop by their tent and try something different.
What’s An Italian Festival With Out Food? – The list continues to grow. Many
local food establishments, who are supporters, will be present on Albion & Main
St. Road Dog (slush), Swiss Baker, The Chocolate Truffle, Big Jon’s Pizza, CnD’s,
Cupcake City, Dockside, Laurie’s 909, Ristorante Molise, Noonan Concessions,
Phu-Ket, Polcari’s, Portobello’s, and Harrow’s will be serving up an array of
foods. You’ll also find Kris’s Kernels returning to pop his delicious free
Local non-profit groups are setting up tents along Main and Albion St. Drop by
their tents, and pick up information about these wonderful groups that provide
so many services to our community. Boys and Girls Club, Chamber of Commerce,
Hartshorne House, Horizon House, Sanborn, Single Volunteers, Sons of Italy, St.
Joseph’s Church, Cub Scout Troop Packs, Wakefield Cares, and Rotary Club will be
OUR SUPPORTERS WHO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE
Without the support of the following business as of this date, Festival Italia
2013 would not be taking place: Alano, A Time for You, Artisan Studio, Barks &
Bubbles, Boston Sports Club, Carl Michael’s Salon, Century 21, C J Barrett,
Create Art, Creative Arts School, Dance Track, Dance Studio of Wakefield,
Eastern Bank, Fahey Tire, Florence’s, Gentle Dental, Gone to the Dogs, Greenwood
Wine & Spirits, Hallmark Health, Hart’s Hardware, Hartshorne Insurance, Herbal
Life, Holiday Travel, J’Adore, Mary Kay, Psychic Reading, Rada Boutique, ReMAX,
Parker Florist, Sharon’s Pet Services, Sheraton Colonial North, Ski & Sport
Shack, Stewy’s Cycles, The Queen’s Vault, The Savings Bank, Wakefield Co-Op,
Wakefield Un-Common, Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, YITS (Your IT
Solutions), Vanity Hair.
*We are offering a COUPON BOOK special for $15, a $21 value. One photo at the
Green Machine, $7 when purchased alone; Rock Climbing Wall $6 when purchased
alone; spins to win on the Wheel of Chance $5 when purchased alone, and Candy
Stop, one bag of candy $3 when purchased alone. Tickets for these events can
also be purchased separately.
Coupon Books (while supplies last) will be available at the Festival Italia
Dinner Buffet at the Sheraton Colonial on August 16th, and at the Saturday,
August 17th Festival Italia Event.
Watch for continued updates on our website: www.wakefieldepc.com, follow us on
Facebook, or check your local newspapers.