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Taste of Italy Calgary Activities & Events

*This is a public event with no admission costs. Items can be purchased directly from vendors.

Taste of Italy Calgary offers various programs and events that celebrate the Italian culture and cuisine of Calgary. Our programs and events provide an authentic Italian experience through food, entertainment, and cultural activities. Join us for our third year of the festival and celebrate Italian heritage and culture in Calgary.

Fun Contests

We have fun contests taking place throughout the day.

-Are you an awesome pizza maker? Go head to head with your competitors to see who can make the best pizza dough. You can stretch it on the table it or even toss it up in the air!

-Grab a partner and try grape stomping. How quickly could you start to make wine with your significant other or best friend?

-Pasta eating is a favorite cultural activity for Italians. Why not speed things up and see who is the fastest pasta eater of them all?


Dance and Musical

Calgary Italian Dancers will grace the stage with lively and entertaining dance numbers that everyone is sure to love!

Our festival will feature the Calgary Crescendo Choir, a roaming accordion player, and new this year is Italian Opera. There will also be a DJ and Italian Karaoke.


Artists and Artisans

Our festival will feature a variety of local Italian painters who will be selling their work. There is also live painting so you can see the creativity unfold right before your eyes!

We have artisans that will be selling jewelry and unique handicrafts.

Fresh Pizzas
Sharing Pizza

Food Vendors

We love to feature Italian Food Vendors. There will be a variety of authentic Italian dishes available. You may even discover your new favorite Italian Restaurant! There will coffee and gelato vendors and a licensed area. 

Kids Activities

New to the festival this year is a glitter tattoo area for kids! Youth volunteers will be providing this exciting service. Thanks to  our newest food vendor, The Dogfather, for sponsoring the Glitter Tattoo Tent! If you want to sponsor a children's area, please contact us!

We will also have a fun craft area.

The Bridgeland Riverside Community Center has a new playground that the children will be sure to enjoy.

Let Us Bring a Little Bit of Italy to You!

At Taste of Italy Calgary, we are dedicated to promoting Italian culture in Calgary. We are an accessible and inclusive festival focused on creating a fun and vibrant experience that is engaging for people of all backgrounds and ages!

2023 Food Vendors

The Italian Supermarket

Lina's Italian Market

La Brezza

Mr. Cappucino

Marietta's Gelato Bar

Gustoso Italian Street Food

Roma Catering and Deli

Calgary Calabrese Cultural & Heritage Society

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

Italiano Please!


Phatty Crusts

Vendor Opportunities for 2024

Our community festival aims to increase exposure for Italian businesses, restaurants, artists and artisans in the area.


Find out more and contact us at our Vendor Center.

2023 Other Vendors

SS Goldsmithing

Vinenzo Scarpino Photography

Theatre Calgary

Sponsorship Opportunites

The Italian Festival is only made possible by generous sponsors and volunteers. If you would like to support our festival please contact us today!

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team of volunteers and help us promote Italian culture and heritage in Calgary. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, including event planning, fundraising, and community outreach.

Showcase Italian Achievements

Does your local business have fine Italian or vintage Italian products?

We are looking for autos and other remarkable objects to add intruge

to our presenations.

Around the Festival

Taste of Italy Calgary offers a range of amenities to enhance your experience at the festival. From Italian food vendors to cultural activities and entertainment, our festival is designed to provide an authentic Italian experience.


Our festival takes place at the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, located downtown right beside the Bridgeland/Memorial LRT station, and offers barrier-free access. The event is free and open to all ages. Join us and celebrate Italian culture and cuisine in Calgary.


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