Festa Italia - Day 1

Event Date:
Sep 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

85th Annual Festa Italia Fisherman’s Festival

This year will mark the 85th Annual Festa Italia Fisherman’s Festival honoring the local fishermen of Monterey, past and present. It is a celebrated event with wonderful Italian food and drink and amazing entertainment. We thank all those who came out and celebrated the Italian heritage with us in the past and we invite all to take part in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian experience so very special. Mark your calendars now to attend this year’s gathering for three days of Italian cuisine, music, dancing, fun and friendship.  

This year’s three-day festival will take place from September 7–9, 2018 at the
Custom House Plaza in Downtown Monterey.

Festival favorites include: unprecedented entertainment, raffles,
bocce tournament, parade, Italian food, beer, wine and more, all
offering something for everyone's enjoyment.


Friday, Sept. 7: 3:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 8: 10:00am–10:00pm
Sunday, Sept. 9: 10:00am–6:00pm


Saturday Schedule
Mass: 10:30am–San Carlos Church

Parade: 12:00pm–Starting at 500 Church Street, proceeding through Downtown Monterey, ending at Custom House Plaza

Opening Ceremony

Blessing of Fleet after parade

Re-dedication of Santa Rosalia statue



Share the heritage, culture and the romance of Italy that our local Italian community was
built on! Enjoy a feast of sight, sound and wonderful tastes, filled with entertainment.