2003 was the celebration of Italia Unita's 9th Anniversary. Below you will find some incredibly robust galleries broken down day-by-day as the festival rocked the weekend away! Click on the thumbnail galleries below to see bigger images of the event!
Opening Ceremony: Friday Night 7:00 PM. Master of Cermonies WPLM 99.1 Host of Strictly Sinatra show, Ron Della Chiesa. Special guests and dignitaries.
Other Attractions Included: Children amusements, Adult bocce court, Las Vegas Night, Wine Stomping. Directions: Parking is EXTREMELY limited. Our festival is MBTA accessible via the Maverick Station stop on the Blue Line. From there head 2 blocks on Meridian Street to the festival. Click here for MapQuest Directions to the festival!
9:00 -The Sicilians featuring Angelo Venuto
Italian international hit group will be performing their dance version of L'Italiano and Ti amo and much more!
Richard Fri with DJ Italian Ice
Saturday, July 19th: Festival opens 3-11
3:00 - Star 93.7 Live Remote Star 93.7 FM LIVE from 3PM to 8PM with your favorite Radio Personalities. DJ Massi spinning live with special guest Disco Vinnie Peruzzi.
6:00 - Beverly Richard Dancers 7:30 - Jason Nevins featuring Holly 8:00 -France Joli 9:00 -June and Bonnie Pointer DJ Richard Fri
Sunday, July 20th: Festival opens 3-11
5:00 - Seabreeze 7:00 -Calabria Mia; with Pasquale Tucci opening. 10:00 - Raffle Drawing
Kiddie Amusements Friday 6- 11 PM
Saturday and Sunday 4-11PM Las Vegas Night 7:00- 11PM
9th Annual Festival Flyer Click the image above to download a PDF version
of this year's flyer!
About The Festival Our signature event is the Italian Festival. It has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in New England. This three-day Italian Festival is held every third week in July an is a celebration of the Italian culture. Central Square transforms itself into a Italian "piazza" style setting where people capture the essence of community and a feeling of unity. Thousands flock to East Boston to enjoy it. During the festival people can sample authentic Italian cooking from various food carts, while enjoying the free entertainment and cultural attractions. It's here that they can greet family and see friends they haven't seen in years or meet new people just the same! While second and third generation Italian-Americans can come and appreciate the richness of their culture, people of all other different cultures can enjoy the festival and gain an education in Italian traditions. The festival has something for everyone from kiddies to seniors.