Welcome to ItalianWeek 2016!

June 9 -19

Come join us celebrate...

Ciao!

This year's Ottawa Italian Week Festival from June 9-19 promises to bring you a new experience, never seen before in the Ottawa region. We look forward to offering some fun and exciting activities with you that will make you want to come back for more. Creating new memories, sharing the culture and feeling like you're back home in Italy will all be a part of the experience.

You responded to our survey and we listened! We compiled your comments and ideas into this year's festival and have saved some nuggets of pleasure for 2017 as well! Stay Tuned! You'll be happy you came to Ottawa's Italian Week Festival 2016!

#Sonoitaliano    #Sonoitaliana

Ci vediamo!

Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
June 9 - 11AM, City Hall
Launch Party & Dance
Launch Party & Dance
June 10 - 5:30PM, Sala San Marco
DJ Rise Ashen
DJ Rise Ashen After Party
June 10 - 10PM, Sala San Marco
Frank Spadone
Comedy - Frank Spadone
June 10 - 8PM, Absolute Comedy
Soccer Tournament
Soccer Tournament
June 11-12
Italian Themed Paint Nites
St. Anthony's Feast Day
June 11-12
Italian Themed Paint Nites
Italian Themed Paint Nites
Various locations - 7PM
Exclusive evening with David Rocco
David Rocco
June 16-6PM, DiVino Wine Studio
Soccer Tournament
Movie Night
June 11 @Sunset, Preston Hardware
Italian Themed Paint Nites
Little Italy Art Tour
June 17-19, Preston Street
Exclusive evening with David Rocco
Airborne Action Sports
June 9-19, 193 Preston Street
Grand Finale Weekend
Kids' Zone
June 18-19, Preston Street
Grand Finale Weekend
11th Annual Ferrari Festival
June 17-19, Preston Street
Grand Finale Weekend
36th Annual Italian Car Show
June 17 - 19, Preston Street
Grand Finale Weekend
Preston Street Criterium
June 19, Preston Street
Grand Finale Weekend
Grand Finale Weekend
June 17 - 19

Take a tour of the events

Stay Connected!

Stay tuned for the full schedule of activities! Come back May 5th for the full schedule of activities, or leave your email address and we'll send you the details!

Our Sponsors

Campari Aperol Cafe La Grotta Beaus Beer D'Urbano Sound & Lighting Ottawa Flowers

Become a Sponsor

In the heart of Little Italy on Preston Street, your business could benefit from a sponsorship with us for our cultural festival that includes live entertainment, a featured Chef, food and drinks as well as activities for kids. Gain exposure to over 150,000 people during the June 17-19 weekend!

Benefits include:

  • Access to a captive audience from the Ottawa-Gatineau region
  • Onsite display and sampling of your product and enhancing of your brand profile.
  • Create an interactive experience
  • Generate interest and gain exposure
  • Target your specific demographics

Volunteer with the Italian Week Festival

Ciao! Want to get involved with this great cultural event? You receive an event T-shirt to wear during your shifts, delicious food and a little surprise! We are looking for people of all ages interested in offering their time. The success of the festival depends on you and we are very grateful for your time! If you're looking for your volunteer hours for school, come have some fun with a cultural festival and learn about being Italian!

This year's festival will take place over several days mostly on Preston Street, from June 9th to the 19th.

Ci vediamo a presto!

Our Mission

As the Executive Committee for 2016-2017 for Italian Week, we are working diligently to bring you a festival that shares in celebrating the rich diversity of our Italian-Canadian community where we can share our culture, food and drink, music, artisans and the vibrant passions of its people.

The Executive Committee would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the City of Ottawa; Preston Street BIA; St. Anthony's Church; Ottawa Police and Festivals Ottawa for their continuous collaboration. It is the collective effort of all the volunteers, the support from the above mentioned organizations and generous contribution of all the sponsors that make Italian Week possible. This collective effort is the driving force which inspires us to improve and enrich the Italian Week experience, year after year.

Meet members of the committee


Tony Mariani
Tony Mariani
President
Giuseppe Trapani
Giuseppe Trapani
Vice President
Isabelle Moroni
Isabelle Moroni
VP - Mktg & Sponsorships
Tony Lofaro
Tony Lofaro
Treasurer
Gina Maddalena
Gina Maddalena
Secretary
Gina Maddalena
John-Joe Patafie
Assistant to Treasurer
Gina Maddalena
Gianna Inglese
Social Media & Communications

Our Partners

City of Ottawa Ferrari ICCC Ottawa Festival BIA CHIN Radio HOT 89.9FM L'ora di Ottawa

Thank you for responding to our survey!

When asked "What does Italian Week mean to you?" ... here's what some of you said.


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