5th Annual Italian Festival
November 7th & 8th, 2015
Indian Wells Resort Hotel
General Parking at Miles & Highway 111
This two day event is packed full of Italian American fun! Italian Fun! Lots of fabulous Italian food! A Family Fun Zone! A newly added Foodie Fun Cooking Stage! And Italian entertainment on the Main Stage all day! Our scholarship competition to find Miss Bella Italiana! Spaghetti Eating Contest and our fan favorite, the Meatball Dash!
About the Festival:
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 fundraising event supports Desert Arc. Desert Arc is one of the largest and oldest non-profit agencies in the Coachella Valley. Now in its 55th year, Desert Arc provides social services, vocational training and employment opportunities for 600 adult clients with disabilities. Desert Arc's main campus is in Palm Desert with a satellite facility in Yucca Valley and a major Recycling Center in Indio. Desert Arc's mission is to "Enhance the quality of life and create opportunities for people with disabilities".
Call 760-346-1611 for more information.
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Check out memories from
last year’s Festival!
Last year we enjoyed performances by:
2014 Onstage Entertainment
with Special Appearance by Santina Pellegrino
Café Italia Operatic Singers
Live Performer - Jimmy Durante Impersonator
E & E Pel's
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Fisherman's Market & Grill
Frankie's Old World Italian Bakery
Le Donne Cucina Italiana
Livreri's Bella Napoli
Mario's Italian Café
Papa Cantella's Sausages
Pellegrino Biscotti Italiani
Red Leopard Tea & Italian Ice
The Real Italian Deli
Merchandise & Informational Vendors
AcQPoint Wellness Center
Desert Recreation District - Bocce Ball
Eisenhower Medical Center
Especially For You / Sopratutto Per Voi
Italian Children’s Market
Italian Festival Merchandise
JFK Memorial Hospital
Loretta Ferraro Luxury Real Estate
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Photo Booth – The Italian Experience
Save 2 Give
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Enjoy our Family Fun Zone!
- Create your own Venetian mask!
- Inflatable Attractions
- Enjoy our special Italian-themed puppet show
- And More!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Nancy & Ed Singer Vernon & Paula Kozlen
Special Thanks To
Dr. Richard and Rosemary Fausel
Highway 12 Winery