We have great festivals in Colorado. I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck felt Italian today. We are at Festival Italiano.
We like the music at this stage.
And the dancers. Everybody having fun today. There are several stages at this festival. And so many booths. This one really highlights Italy, advertising “All Things Italian”
Tesori Italian Pottery has great stuff also.
One of the annual highlights of Festival Italiano is Little Feet Grape Stomping, sponsored by Denver’s own Balistreri Vineyards.
These bins, full of grapes, will soon have barefoot children, with clean, washed feet, stomping grapes.
Here are kids signing up for the stomping and fun.
Another popular event is the Italian flag throwers.
They are ready to begin. You can see several, five I believe, flags in the air.
It is difficult to see everything as popular events draw many people and that is a problem for mom taking photos. But we, Zeb and Soapy, love it all. Here is another stage.
Music and an announcer telling family stories. We were at Festival Italiano shortly after it opened on the first day, so these chalk artists are just beginning.
Festivals always smell so good and have delicious food. Berry Kabobs look and taste yummy.
They are from Banane E Fragolae. Still hungry? This will soothe any growling stomach.
From Italian Flame Foods. So much to see, to do and to eat. But wait, now you can be more Italian. They even have Italian language lessons here.
This is a fun, and educational, festival. Hope you were here and come again next year.