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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

2015 Festival Recap

The 2015 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa was once again a huge success!  Thank you to all who attended, those who volunteered, and the committee members who worked so hard to ensure the festival would show the positive contributions of the Italian people in our great state. Our festival would not be possible without the efforts of[…]