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Experience Culture at Kenner's Italian Heritage Fest

07:00 February 27, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

Celebrate All Things Italian

Louisiana is a melting pot; a place where different cultures can come together to celebrate as one. Louisiana is known for its historical ties to French, Cajun, Creole, Latin, and African-American heritages, but there is so much more cultural diversity that encompasses Louisiana. There is always a chance to celebrate different cultural backgrounds through festivals and events. So celebrate Louisiana's Italian population at Kenner's Italian Heritage Fest this year.

Spring is approaching, which means warm weather and sunny skies. It's the perfect time to grab your lawn chairs, a cooler, and head out to local festivals around town. Celebrating 22 years of Italian heritage, Festa Italiana in Kenner is back again for more live music, Italian food, and arts and crafts. From March 1-3, this all day event will be held in Kenner's Rivertown, a historic location that has many different attractions, restaurants, and shops.

Italian Cuisine

[Photo Credit: Nor Joe Importing Co., Facebook]

What is a festival without delicious foods from vendors across the city? Don't worry, there will be so much Italian food you won't be able to taste it all! Nor Joe Importing Company, a local Italian grocery and deli, will be bringing out their cheese wheel to the fest. Cheese lovers won't want to miss it.

Live Performances

Kenner's Italian Heritage Fest will have live performances by local musicians. Head to their performances to show support for the talented musicians around the city. Check out the following list of performers and performance times so you don't miss your favorite act.

March 1

Jerry Embree Ama La Musica Italian, 6 p.m.

The Chee-Weez, 8 p.m.

March 2

Robin Rapuzzi's Glo Worms, 12 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.

Michela Musolino, 1 p.m.

Vanessa Racci, 3:15 p.m.

Bucktown All-Stars, 4:30 p.m.

Lena Prima, 6:30 p.m.

The Molly Ringwalds, 8 p.m.

March 3

Robin Rapuzzi's Glo Worms, 12 p.m.

Vanessa Racci, 1 p.m.

Robin Rapuzzi's Glo Worms, 2:15 p.m.

Ryan Foret Tradition, 3 p.m.

Want More Italian Fun?

If you have a newfound love for all things Italian after heading to this festival, there are so many Italian inspired events and restaurants around New Orleans. Maybe this event even made you want to branch out to other cultural cuisines? Check out this list full of cultural food suggestions around town.

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