The Italian Heritage Parade welcomes you to join us in Washington Square for a lighting ceremony and Italian Heritage Weekend Kickoff – the kickoff to Italian Heritage Parade and Festival Weekend as well as Italian Heritage Month.
We will raise the Italian flag honoring contributions of Italian Americans to San Francisco, countdown to light up the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club and St. Peter and Paul’s Church and Washington Square park in the red, white and green of the Italian flag. A full outdoor bar and food will be available for purchase from the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. Speakers and performers will connect with the community from the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club balcony and include:
San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade and Festival President Bill Mastrangelo
San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani
Consul General Sergio Strozzi
Maria Pignati will perform the Italian national anthem
Followed by Countdown and Washington Square Lighting, Live DJ
Please spread the word and purchase your tickets here!