Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sicilian Festival

After our little blunder of getting the date of the Sicilian Festival mixed up and going down to Little Italy the day before the event (see previous post), we finally made it down there on the correct day. And what a day it was! After driving around downtown for nearly 30 minutes looking for a parking space, we finally found one in an underground garage, a 2-minute walk from the Festival. One could already smell the Italian food and hear the live Italian singers and musicians performing on three stages! Vendors lined both sides of the streets selling Italian shirts, caps, keychains, license plates, books, you name it! But of course, the food was the most popular item, with people lining up 30 deep just to get some lasagne, spaghetti, ravioli, and a ton of other pasta and non-pasta dishes, as well as delicious Italian deserts (gelato being one of my favorites). What a great atmosphere! Check out some of the pictures below...

Entrance to the Sicilian Festival

Fresh-caught Fish

Spaghetti Eating Contest

A Traditional Pupazzo (or Marionette)

Cool Older Sicilian Gentleman with a Cool Hat

Another Cool Sicilian with a Cool Hat

I love this license plate!

Anthony feeding a stuffed horse


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