Seattle Center presents Seattle Center Festál: Italian Festival in partnership with the Festa Italiana and its volunteers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion and Green.

The event features art, music, food, dance and activities. It is the largest Italian American event in the Northwest. Entry for the event is free and open to the public. Highlights include:

The “Great Italian Chefs” Cooking Stage, featuring outdoor cooking demonstrations with Seattle’s best Italian chefs and the inside scope on local culinary secrets.

Italian music all day, both days, on the Moretti Mainstage in Fisher Pavilion, along with strolling musicians in the big outdoor Wine & Beer Garden.

Festa Grape Stomp competition with free t-shirts for each competitor.

Festa Bocce Tournament in Seattle Center Armory Food & Events Hall including a Masters and Recreational divisions.

Tino’s Cortile presenting traditional children’s activities and an Italian dog show.

An Italian car show, “34 Years of Festa Posters” art show and a historical photo exhibit about Seattle’s earliest Italians.

Booths of Italian organizations, crafts, imported housewares and merchandise for purchase.

Pizza, pasta, Italian sausage, salami, meatballs, focaccia, gelato, beer, wine, Prosecco, Limoncello, cannoli, espresso, Italian sodas and three wine and beer gardens.

View festival program details at: Masks must be worn inside Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion. For more information, visit or call 206-684-7200.