Singers Invited

Participate in the Mass Honoring the Elderly by signing in the festival choir directed by Jim Cacciatore. Mass is celebrated Saturday July 29th at 4:00PM. Choir rehearsals will be held at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church on July 23, 25 & 27, from 7:00PM to 8:15PM. All are welcome!  

Look who’s back…………

Sausage & Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Very few bands can get together two or three times a year and sound as if they’ve been touring for ten; this band is one of them. Comprised of musicians who’ve played with The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Kim Carnes, Jimmy Buffett, etc… They play everything from The Read more about Look who’s back…………[…]

Posters Spotted Around Town

Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa’s posters are popping up around town! This annual event held in Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park on July 28 & 29, 2017 is hosted by the Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa, Societa Vittoria Italia and Society of Italian Americans, and features an array of cultural events, a children’s park and entertainment Read more about Posters Spotted Around Town[…]

New This Year…Talent Showcase

Got talent? We have the perfect FREE opportunity for your group!

The Italian American Heritage festival is offering a venue, FREE OF CHARGE, for your group to perform at this year’s festival. This is a great way to showcase your talent and advertise your organization.  Time slots are filling up fast!!

All information available here ….. […]

Headliner Band Announced

We are excited to welcome Blackjack Billy to the 2017 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa! Everyone in Blackjack Billy is bonded together by music — specifically, the no-holds-barred, good-time, party-down rockin’ country that is endearing them to fans throughout and beyond the U.S. “We are you,” band member Noll explains. “We’re big-time country fans. “We’re Read more about Headliner Band Announced[…]

2017 Festival Proceeds To Benefit ChildServe and The Food Bank of Iowa

  The 2017 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa has chosen to give back to two outstanding organizations here in central Iowa: ChildServe and The Food Bank of Iowa. A portion of the profits will benefit ChildServe, while food and cash donations from festival visitors will be collected on behalf of The Food Bank of Iowa. Read more about 2017 Festival Proceeds To Benefit ChildServe and The Food Bank of Iowa[…]