Admission + Specials

Festa Italiana 2020 will be cancelled.

Planning and preparations were in order to proceed with this year’s festival however due to the unforeseen circumstance of COVID-19, the Italian Community Center Board of Directors have deemed it the responsible course of action to take in canceling this years festival.

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Advance Purchase Ticket Deal

Advance tickets available now! Visit our online ticket page for updates.

At the Gate

Tickets can be purchased for $13 at the admission gate July 19-21, 2019.

Children 12 & Under

Children ages 12 and under are admitted free all three days when accompanied by an adult!

Friday Admission Deals

Friday Hours: 3:00 PM – Midnight

VIP Day: Noon – 3:00 PM


VIP Day is time exclusively set aside for our guests with physical challenges and their caregivers. During this time, our VIP guest and one caregiver receive free admission and a special deal for half-price food items at various food vendor booths. For admission between Noon-3 PM, a special VIP ticket is required. Courtesy of Festa Italiana. Please contact the Italian Community Center to register as a VIP guest. Once you are registered, you can pick up your tickets at the Italian Community Center by July 12 at 5 PM. VIP ticket holders receive one piece of fresh fruit donated by Milwaukee-area produce merchants in the Miller Stage area Noon – 2:00 PM only.


*VIP Day is from Noon – 3:00 PM. The grounds open to the general public at 3 PM.  If you do not have a VIP day voucher during this time frame, you will need to purchase a ticket for entry. 

VIP Day is brought to you courtesy of Festa Italiana and our partners at Summerfest.

Saturday Admission Deals

Saturday Hours: Noon – Midnight

Sunday Admission Deals

Sunday Hours: Noon – 11:00 PM

Festa Italiana Mass and Procession / 11:00 AM (Gates open at 10:15 AM). Free admission until Noon.


Please join us for our annual Festa Italiana Mass and Procession on Sunday, July 21 in the BMO Harris Pavilion. Hunger Task Force will be collecting non-perishable food items at Festa Italiana upon entrance to Mass outside the Pavilion.


Admission into the BMO Harris Pavilion area is free on July 21, 2019 until noon, whether you attend the celebration of the Catholic  Mass or not. When the grounds open to the public you can enter into the festival part of the grounds for free from the South Gate on Polk Street.


Day of Service: Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Teachers and Military Enter Free


To honor your service, Festa Italiana is providing free admission for the individual of service and one guest on Sunday, July 21. To receive your free entry, present a valid employee ID at the cashier window at the main gate.


Day of Service: Military


In recognition of your dedicated service, Festa Italiana invites all active and former military members and one guest to receive free entry on Sunday, July 21. Present a valid military ID or DD-214 with a valid ID at the cashier window at the main gate.

Festa Italiana thanks you for your service!

Festa Welcomes the MPD K9 Foundation to Festa

Festa Italiana is proud to welcome back the MPD K9 Foundation on Saturday and Sunday from approximately 1:00 – 6:00 PM. Stop by the Cucina area and support the Milwaukee Police Department’s K9 Unit and purchase merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies and stuffed German Shepherds. Members of the MPD K9 Unit will be available for meet-and-greets with handlers at Festa. The Milwaukee Police K9 Unit has been serving the citizens of Milwaukee since 2007. The unit currently has 11 K9 teams. Your support is appreciated. For more information, visit:


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