Italian Cultural Centre of Milton (ICCM) in collaboration with La Rose Specialty Foods and Fine Italian Bakery co-hosted its 9th Annual Italia Fest Fundraiser on August 14th supporting Townsend Smith Foundation & the ICCM Building Fund.

Italia Fest is an outdoor family festival and fundraiser that celebrates Italian Culture and Heritage in Canada through food, drink, music, dancing, games, and community spirit. Italian Canadians and ALL diverse cultures were welcomed to celebrate this beautiful day at the ICCM escarpment grounds.

Event goers enjoyed a variety of Italian food and beverages from local vendors along with many fun activities for adults and children including fun learn and play bocce. Guests were entertained with live music featuring Antonella Vizzini, Alexa Frankian, Rolling Stronz, young Bruno Monardo, Claudio Santaluce, the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet and Justin Tesser.

There was also many games, special performances as well as a magic show. The Milton Fire Truck never disappoints and enjoyed by everyone of all ages. The watermelon eating contest ended a fun-filled afternoon sparking some friendly competition. Italia Fest could not have happened without the generosity of the sponsors, supporters, vendors, volunteers and guests.

Italia Fest is an annual event in Milton, so if you missed this year’s keep your eyes open for 2023 and ICCM’s website at

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