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Music & Events Schedule: Italian Festival 2012 in Downtown Mount Clemens

Festa Italiana kicks off Friday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in downtown Mount Clemens, featuring live music and authentic Italian food throughout the weekend.

Mount Clemens will transform into Little Italy this weekend as Festa Italiana 2012 takes over Market Street.

Organized by the Italian American Cultural Society, the annual Italian festival starts Friday, July 20 this year and runs through Sunday, July 22.

The fesitval will feature a cannoli-eating contest, three-days of Italian music, a children's fun zone, and authentic Italian food and drink provided by local restaurants such as Andiamo's, Picano's and Il Fornaio Bakery.

The festival starts at 5 p.m. Friday on the Lucido Family Stage.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, July 20

  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Coro Italiano & Dino Valle; National Anthems; Parade of Clubs by Ron Di Bartolomeo, Joe Vicari, Joe Ventimiglia, Tom Bommarito, Bill Morelli; Special Lifetime Achievement Award to Burt Bonaldi, Lucido Family Stage
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Pino Marelli, Lucido Family Stage
  • 7-8:30 p.m. – The Gaylords, Lucido Family Stage
  • 8:45-9:30 p.m. – Luana Frazzitta, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 10-11 p.m. – Pino Marelli, Lucido Family Stage

Saturday, July 21

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Coro Italiano, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 1-2 p.m. – Meatball Contest, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 2-3 p.m. – Cannoli Eating Contest, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 2-3 p.m. – Frank Ricci, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 3:15-4:50 p.m. – Timeless Joe Maio, Lucido Family Stage 
  • 5-5:45 p.m. – Michele Ramo Show, Lucido Family Stage 
  • 6-6:50 p.m. – Mark Randisi Show (Sounds of Sinatra), Lucido Family Stage 
  • 7-8:30 p.m. – Deana Martin Show, Lucido Family Stage
  • 8:45-9:30 p.m. – Luana Frazzitta, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 10-11 p.m. – Timeless Joe Maio, Lucido Family Stage

Sunday, July 22

  • 11:30-12:30 p.m. – Holy Mass, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 12:30 p.m. – Coro Italiano, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 1-2 p.m. – Beautiful Baby Contest, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Made in Italy (Francesco Cavallini), Lucido Family Stage
  • 4-5 p.m. – Simon Vitale, Lucido Family Stage
  • 5-6 p.m. – Bellini Opera Theatre, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 5:35-6:15 p.m. – Michele Ramo Show, Lucido Family Stage
  • 6:20-6:50 p.m. – Mark Randisi (Sounds of Sinatra), Lucido Family Stage
  • 7-8:30 p.m. – Deana Martin Show, Lucido Family Stage
  • 8:40-9:10 p.m. – Luana Frazzita, McLaren Macomb Stage
  • 9:30-11 p.m. – Made in Italy (Francesco Cavallini), Lucido Family Stage

Entertainment schedule is subject to change.

Children's Fun Area

In addition to scheduled entertainment, there will be moonwalks, a water slide and putt-putt golf offered every day of the festival.

A $15 wrist band is available for all-day access to the children's fun area.

Friday, July 20

  • 6 p.m. – Magic Show
  • 7 p.m. – Balloon Animals

Saturday, July 21

  • Noon – Magic Class, learn to do magic tricks
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Face Painting
  • 3 p.m. – Make a Puppet
  • 4 p.m. – Spiderman Meet-and-Greet
  • 5 p.m. – Sponge Bob and Patrick Meet-and-Greet
  • 7 p.m. – Magic Show

Sunday, July 22

  • 1 p.m. – Magic Show
  • 2 p.m. – Princess Meet-and-Greet
  • 3 p.m. – Elmo Meet-and-Greet
  • 4 p.m. – Spiderman Meet-and-Greet
  • 5 p.m. – Magic Show

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