The Galbani Little Italy Festival of Rochester, the first downtown Italian festival in over 30 years, is set for Aug. 12-13 at the Riverside Festival site on Exchange Boulevard in Rochester.
Sal Valentinetti, an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. His performance will be followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
“We are thrilled to bring performer like Sal Valentinetti to our historic event this summer, and very proud to maintain our commitment of continuously bringing entertainment to the Rochester area each year for this exciting family event,” said Silvano Orsi, president of the Little Italy Festival. “We’re looking forward to an overall great festival and to a fantastic show from Sal.”
The festival will feature a Mass in Italian and English from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at Immaculate Conception Church, 445 Frederick Douglass St., Rochester. A grand procession led by color guards and Pittsford Fire Department Marching Band will travel from 1 to 1:30 p.m. from the church to the festival site.
The Relic of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother will be on display.
Additional activities include live music, cooking demonstrations and a spaghetti eating contest.
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