Dear Friends of Mississauga Italfest,
As we approach this joyous time of Christmas and the Holiday Season we would like to share how extremely grateful we are for your support. COVID-19 affected us all in different ways and Mississauga Italfest was no exception. Not being able to present a live festival for two years was very difficult. Inspired by your encouragement and belief in what Italfest brings to the community, our dedicated team overcame many challenges. In less than five months, you helped us deliver our most successful festival yet, making Mississauga Italfest’s 10th Anniversary Celebration the most well received and highly attended on record.
We look forward to sharing our exciting plans for 2023 with you soon!
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Patti Jannetta, President
On Behalf of the Board of Directors and Organizing Committee of Mississauga Italfest
A celebration of history, heritage and culture of the 2022 featured region of Puglia, including a replica of an historic Trullo home.
Live Events: Highlighting traditional music, song and folk lore, architectural works and regional food.
Performances featuring popular Italo-Canadian headline performers, local emerging talent, and comedians.
Live Events: main stage, kid zone performers, activities and a variety of engaging interactive fun, family-oriented entertainment.
Featuring culinary experts and exciting demonstrations of authentic Italian-style food by local Italian chefs from well-known and popular eateries.
Live Events: variety of authentic Italian-style food vendors, global delicacies, a VIP Lounge and Bar Italia.
Food competitions, family attractions and musical performances.
Live Events: Bocce Ball, Scopa and Briscola tournaments, pasta and watermelon eating contests, soccer challenges, market crafters, artisans, and sponsor and vendor booths.
Entertainment from International Talent and Local Emerging Artists
What Others Are Saying
Mississauga ITALFEST is a highly anticipated festival, a jewel in our city’s line up of premier events throughout the summer and one that I am extremely proud to support; There is always something for everyone at Mississauga ITALFEST. A little taste of Italy visits Mississauga whenever Mississauga ITALFEST takes place.
"Mississauga ITALFEST is an outstanding event. It is a valuable contribution to the city of Mississauga and is enjoyed by all who attend, regardless of age or ethnicity."
President, Chin Radio/TV International
"Mississauga ITALFEST is a highly anticipated festival, a jewel in our city’s line up of premier events throughout the summer and one that I am extremely proud to support."
Mayor of Mississauga