Festa di Carnevale! IRVINE
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Clubhouse at 10 Meadow Valley in Irvine

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to cold and rain forecast.

We look forward to celebrating Carnevale with you all in Irvine next year!


Festa di Carnevale! Burbank
Saturday, February 22, 2020
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
St. Robert Bellarmine – 154 N. 5th St.

Free entrance! Rain or Shine! Food and drinks for sale to support promotion of Italian and language and culture. Delicious Gourmet Romano pizza, Gelato Festival gelato, drinks and carnevale treats.

Space is limited! Must RSVP to
12:30 Benvenuti! Welcome!
  1:15 Magic Show
  2:00 Kids Costume Contest
  2:30 Commedia dell’Arte Skit
  3:00 Raffle Winners Announced
  3:30 Ciao!! See you next year!
Thank you to all our sponsors Gourmet Romano, Gelato Festival, Sogno Toscano Olive Oil & Italian Specialties, Belli Fratelli Roasters, D’Argenzio Wines, Eagle Rock Bakery, and Martino’s Bakery

Think Like Leonardo! – An interactive workshop for Kids 6+
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at IIC
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This playful and interactive learning workshop presented by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate the mind of the brilliant Florentine genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, by analyzing his exceptional skills and learning techniques, as well as his mistakes and failures.  The presentation consists of a series of images, games and narrations that aim to make children and teenagers interested in the world around them.

$15 one parent with one child* / $5 for additional child
(max 3 children per 1 parent – snack included with workshop fee)
*must be 6 years old+ to attend and accompanied by parent/guardian.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Fondazione Italia.

Italian “Aperitivo” & Conversation
Saturday, March 16, 2019
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Italy, an aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. The term comes from the Latin word for “opener”, signifying that it was to open a meal. The aperitivo today describes the  couple of hours before dinner when Italians meet to relax over a glass of wine or a light cocktail and finger foods. Join Fondazione Italia to mingle and converse in Italian at a private home in Glendale at our first ever Italian Aperitivo & Conversation gathering. Native Italian speakers will be there to guide conversations and give students the opportunity to put their Italian into action in a relaxed and informal setting. Price includes Italian cocktail and appetizers. Address of location will be sent via email once registered. Deadline to register is March 11, 2019

Festa di Carnevale! IRVINE
Saturday, March 9, 2019
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Clubhouse at 10 Meadow Valley in Irvine

Due to the heavy rain we’re expecting this weekend, the Irvine Carnevale party will be held NEXT weekend- Saturday, March 9th! The upside? You have 1 more week to get your costume ready! 🎭 Update your calendars and we’ll see you there…

Join Fondazione Italia on Saturday, March 9th in Irvine for our annual CARNEVALE party! Enjoy fine Italian food and special carnevale treats, a costume contest for children and adults, arts and crafts, a Venetian photo booth, story time, music and more!

$10 in advance (per family) / $15 at the door (per family)

Festa di Carnevale! LOS ANGELES
Sunday, March 3, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Garibaldina Society – 4533 N. Figueroa Street

RAIN OR SHINE join Fondazione Italia on Sunday, March 3 in Los Angeles for our annual CARNEVALE party! We are teaming up with LAfirstep and Garibaldina Society to bring you this amazing event that includes prize for best costume, selfie photo booth, Italian food, carnevale sweet treats, balloon twister, bocce ball lessons, arts & crafts, a Commedia dell’Arte performance, espresso, gelato and more! Free entry! Food, drinks and treats are for sale to support Fondazione Italia and our mission to promote Italian language and culture in the community.

Vi aspettiamo numerosi!