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Celebrate Italian Heritage at the Kenner Festa Italiana

1st Lake residents of Kenner can attend a fun-filled, weekend-long festival April 8-10, 2022 right in their own neighborhood. The 21st annual Festa Italiana hosted by the Kenner Italian Heritage Foundation is coming to Kenner’s Rivertown district for a full-blown Italian celebration.

You can experience many aspects of Italian culture at the festival. Come enjoy live music, local artisans, Italian food and other specialty cuisine, a St. Joseph’s altar display and more. There will also be a children’s area with inflatables, giant human hamster balls, fun activities, and crafts.

Host of the event, former Kenner Police Chief Nick Congemi said, “We invite everyone to come out and be Italian for a weekend with us. We think of this as a huge family reunion where everyone is invited to take part.”

Festa Italiana is a fun-filled kenner festival that you won't want to miss this April!

A crowd gathers for live music at the Kenner Festa Italiana

There will be live music each day of the fest. Past lines have included fun local artists like August Rush, Paper Chase, and the Victory Belles from the National WWII Museum. This year’s lineup is still yet to be announced and will be available on the festival’s website soon. 

If you are looking for something to do in Kenner, the search is over. We’ve got your weekend plans right here – just another perk of being a 1st Lake resident! Check out all of our prime New Orleans area apartments in the middle of all the action!