4th Annual Italian Festival
November 1st & 2nd, 2014
La Quinta Civic Center Park

A community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture! With this event, Desert Arc is acknowledging the generous donation of land for our current campus from the Western Italian Golf Association in 1983…and the Italian heritage of Richard Balocco, Desert Arc President & CEO.

This event will have different types of vendors, performers, and a Family Fun Zone.

Call 760-346-1611 for more information.



Eventbrite - Italian Festival


Check out memories from last year’s Festival!

Celebrity Emcee


Joey English

2014 Onstage Entertainment

Desert Arc Choir
with Special Appearance by Santina Pellegrino
Café Italia Operatic Singers


Peter Astorino
Live Performer - Jimmy Durante Impersonator



Paul Elia
Singer, Actor,
MC & Host

“Machin’- Musical Band
Spanglish Jive,
Latin, Gypsy, Reggae

Strolling Entertainers


Lynne Lockwood
Harpist

Tèo
Accordionist
Come taste the delizioso Italian flavor of our fine restaurants and visit our merchandise & information vendors and more!

Food Vendors

Castelli's
Ciro's Restorante
E & E Pel's
European Desserts
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Fisherman's Market & Grill
Frankie's Old World Italian Bakery
Funnel Frenzy
Gourmet Delights
Le Donne Cucina Italiana
Livreri's Bella Napoli
Lulu's
Mario's Italian Café
Papa Cantella's Sausages
Pasquini Coffee
Pellegrino Biscotti Italiani
Pizzeria Villagio
Red Leopard Tea & Italian Ice
The Real Italian Deli

Merchandise & Informational Vendors

AcQPoint Wellness Center
Blest Blondies
Italian Children't Market
Shakeel's Concepts
Especially For You / Soprartutto Per Voi
Brushstrokes
Loretta Ferraro Luxury Real Estate
Eisenhower Medical Center
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Turfstore Direct
Verengo Solar
Wyndham Vacation Resorts

Enjoy our Family Fun Zone!

  • Facepainting
  • Create your own Venetian mask!
  • Ride the Buckets o’ Fun
  • Enjoy our special Italian-themed puppet show
  • And More!

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Platino Regalo



Argento Regalo

Nancy & Ed Singer

Vernon & Paula Kozlen

Bronzo Regalo

Special Thanks To

Dr. Richard and Rosemary Fausel

Highway 12 Winery