Christopher Columbus Day Celebration and Festival 2011
FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING
Written by Randy Watson
Where: Columbus Hall at San Antonio’s “Little Italy”
Ciao a tutti! Parla come mangi … “Hello everyone! Speak how you eat.”
Italian food is simple, natural, and just plain good. Come see what real Italian food is all about. Speaking Italian and eating Italian is the thing to do at the annual Christopher Columbus Day celebration; Sunday, October 9th, 2011 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at 201 Piazza Italia, San Antonio, TX 78207. Columbus Day was first celebrated on October 12, 1792 to honor the voyage of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the America’s in 1492 via a fleet of Spanish ships; the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. You are invited to join your Italian-American family to celebrate their Italian heritage.
Stop in at San Antonio’s “Little Italy” for an afternoon of fun and an authentic Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner. Homemade, just like Mama used to make, including Italian desserts: cannoli, pizzelle e spumoni gelato, too! Carry out’s are available. (Bring your own carry out containers.) Spaghetti Dinner price: Adults $7.50 and Children $4.00. (Desserts and beverages extra.)
Grazie a tutti… Ci vediamo il 09 di ottobre 2011! Thanks to all… See you all on October 9, 2011!
Enjoy a Taste of Italy! Italian food is as much an everyday food as it is a food for celebrations, and for Italians, breaking bread at the dinner table is part of the family life ritual that transcends generations. (Might as well forget about the 2011 Taste of San Antonio at the Pearl Brewery.)
The Festival is shaping up to be a HUGE EVENT with non-stop entertainment, music, Italian dancers, a car show, arts and crafts vendors, kids games, (including a moonwalk and facepainting), piazza e un torneo di bocce … of course Italian food and more! Mark your calendars! Easy access downtown with plenty of parking. (Near the downtown hospital district where IH-35 meets IH-10; take Martin St to Columbus St. Look for Columbus Park.)
The Christopher Columbus Italian Society is located in downtown San Antonio, along with Columbus Park and the San Francesco Di Paola Catholic Church. The goal of the Christopher Columbus Italian Society is to strive to maintain the Italian heritage, family values, culture and traditions.