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…………[…]

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[…]

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa!

  Preparation is well underway for the seventh annual Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa! Every year our festival gets bigger and better. This year, will return to the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines on July 28th & 29th. With more space than ever before, we’ve added additional entertainment acts, expanded our cultural exhibits, enhanced our activity Read more about Welcome to the Seventh Annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa![…]

2016 Festival Contests Announced

The contests for the 2017 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa have been announced: Artistic Scholarships  The contest is open to students of Italian descent who will be attending school in the fall at a college, university, art institute or trade school.  There  will  be  two categories: Drawings/Paintings (any form) and Photography, (black and white Read more about 2016 Festival Contests Announced[…]

Sing in the Festival Choir!

Singers are being invited to take part in a mass Honoring the Elderly at this years 7th  annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa. The liturgical celebration will  take place at 4:00 PM Saturday  July 29th  on the Casey’s Stage in the Western Gateway Park area in downtown Des Moines. Bishop Richard Pates  will officiate, assisted Read more about Sing in the Festival Choir![…]