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.

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!

2003 Festival Agenda
Friday, July 18th
7:00 - Opening Ceremony
Featuring WPLM Easy 99.1 radio personality Ron Della Chiesa as Master of Cermonies. Charlie Greco will be awarded the 2003 Italian American Achievement during this year's opening cerremonies.
For more info on Charlie Greco click here!
For Past Award Recipients Click here!

8:00 - Calabria Mia; Calabria Mia:Press Release
Calabria Mia direct from Australia performing artistic and cultural songs and dances from Southern Italy.

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 -
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.

Festival Archives
To see images from our past Festivals click here!

2003 Sponsors
Every year we are blessed with an impressive list of generous donors. Click here to see the list of sponsors for the 2003 Festival!

Italia Unita
P.O. Box 685, East Boston, MA 02128

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