Festa Italiana 2020
June 26-28 at our new location Oaks Amusement Park.
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Dear Friends and Supporters:
On behalf of the Festa Italiana Association, its board and committee members, it is with deep regret that I must announce that we are cancelling the 2020 Festa Italiana.
Our Festa is a labor of love requiring us to ask much of our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and vendors. After careful consideration, our committee determined that it would be wrong to ask our friends and supporters to once again make the sacrifices necessary to put on our celebration when so
many individuals and businesses in our local community are struggling.
More importantly, we determined that we could not, in good conscience, ask you to come join in our celebration when we could not ensure that we could do so safely. At times like this, we need to look out for one another and no celebration, no matter how beloved, is worth putting health and safety in jeopardy.
But please know this, the Festa Italiana will be back! We are hard at work planning for our 30th anniversary celebration next summer!
We are looking forward to moving the Festa Italiana to its new home at Oaks Park and celebrating with you for many years to come. Our committee is encouraged by your overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic response to the move to Oaks Park and our family-oriented plans for revitalizing our celebration. Despite this temporary setback, the enthusiasm and passion of our committee is undiminished and we all look forward to making our 2021 Festa Italiana the best we’ve ever had.
The cancellation of the 2020 Festa does not necessarily mean that there will be no Festa-related events prior to next summer. With a little bit of luck, we are still are still hoping to hold our annual Columbus Day/Heritage Banquet in October and we are also exploring the possibility of a smaller festival some time later this summer or possibly in the springtime of 2021 if the circumstances allow. So please keep an eye on or Facebook page and website for more details.
As we move forward towards next summer, we can always use more folks to help on the committee. If you have a bit of time and some enthusiasm, we would love to have you come join us. We also welcome any donation you might be able to spare. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your gift is tax deductible.
We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to having you all come to our 30th Anniversary celebration next summer.
Edward L. Ferrero, President.
We want to thank all donors and sponsors of Festa Italiana. Various Italian Clubs in the Portland area not only helped form Festa Italiana but continue to be supportive. If you are interested in joining a club see the "contacts and club" page above. Other individuals and corporate sponsors ........we thank you and appreciate your support. We are still seeking help to continue this great tradition. Please contact us or use the donate button on this page.
Club Paesano is featuring a Carnevale Dance February 22nd. Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner. Music by Dancehall Days.
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SAVE THIS DATE: Club Paesano is featuring a Spring Dance Saturday, May 9th. This is a fundraising event for Festa Italiana. Music will be performed by Hit Machine. A night of fun, great music, spaghetti and meatballs. Come and support Festa Italiana and have a great time.
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Club Paesano, 3800 West Powell Loop in Gresham.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Club Paesano decided to cancel this event. The dance was to be a fundraiser for us. If you would like to help us out with a donation please see the donate button on this page. The Festa is a nonprofit, 501 c3 organization. We want to thank Club Paesano for their support and interest in Festa Italiana and hope to possibly work with them in the future. See www.clubpaesano.org for more information. Also check back with them for details on their August 1st Concert in the Park.
The Planning Committee is in the process of restructuring Festa Italiana, We have locked in a new location and look forward to our 2020 Festa at Oaks Amusement Park June 26-28th.
Sponsors and donations are needed for us to offer this event. If you would like to make a donation feel free to use the donation box on this page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Festa Italiana Association Inc
12740 Boones Ferry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
If you use Amazon they will donate part of each purchase to us. Just go to smile.amazon.com and earmark the Festa Italiana Association to receive the donation. Once you do this remember to sign into smile.amazon.com and it will give us credit for each purchase.
Also the Fred Meyer rewards program can be linked to a donation to us. You will not loose any points.
This site will be updated when we complete our planning. A volunteer signup page will be added as soon as possible. Other Events will be added soon.
Thank you for your interest and support of Festa Italiana!
If you make a donation please send us an email at with your contact information. Grazie
Fred Meyer offers Community Rewards to the Festa. Help us, you will not loose your rewards.
When you purchase on Amazon go to smile.amazon.com. Earmark Festa Italiana Association Inc as your charity at the top of the page. The Festa will get credit for your purchases.
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(a 501 c3 non profit org.)