Cultural Event Paper
Festa Italiana was the beautiful Italian-culture event which I attended. This festival, which celebrated Italy, took place on Sunday, October 21, 2007. It was all celebrated in downtown Riverside at White Park from noon to eight p.m. (at 3901 Market Street). Tickets at the door were ten dollars, for students and seniors with ID it was reduced to five dollars and for children age twelve and under entrance was free. This was the Fourth Annual Festa Italiana that had taken place in Riverside. The street festival that celebrated old-world Italy was the site of great entertainment, food, music, a classic Italian car show, bocce and children’s activities.
The fourth annual Festa Italiana on October 21st was another great event hosted by the city of Riverside. With food by the vendors, lively entertainment, and plenty of activities to choose from, the Festa Italiana was able to provide its guests with top notch quality.The food was exceptionally good thanks to the food vendors. With choices from: the traditional pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta, tiramisu, sausage and peppers, cannolis, to seafood cocktails and gelatos. There was also great entertainment by live singers (singing in Italian). Polka dancing, Italian music, and even some orchestra and instrumental could be seen and heard all over White Park; there seemed to be a little of everything for all the guests that attended.
Along with food and entertainment at the Festa Italiana, the activities that represented the Italian culture were numerous and quite amusing themselves. There was a pizza toss contest, which in Italian is called La Pizza Getta (la Comptizione); I actually tried it myself and I learned that trying to toss pizza dough in the air, over my head was a lot harder than I anticipated. –Well actually it was not so much the tossing that was difficult, it was the part where I had to try to catch the dough without tearing it that was a lot more difficult. There was also...