Festival Italiano at Belmar

Festival Italiano at Belmar

Flag Throwers

September 9 & 10, 2017

Join us in celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy during Festival Italiano at Belmar September 9 & 10, 2017! Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more!  Plus, a portion of event sales benefit our non-profit partner, Project Angel Heart!

NEW to Festival Italiano, VIP Wine Tasting brought to you by Wine Channel TV. Join Jessica Altieri, Wine Channel TV CEO and acclaimed Certified Sommelier for a personalize tasting experience through the world of Italian wines. Come along, sip, savor and mingle over Italian wines at Festival Italiano.

VIP Wine Tasting (2 Sessions)

Saturday, Sept. 9: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
Sunday, Sept. 10: 2:00 - 4:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)

$50 per ticket - includes gift with purchase (must be 21 or older to participate – ID’s will be checked at the door)

Portion of the proceeds benefit Project Angel Heart.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Plus, enjoy 30minute meet & greets with Jessica Altieri at booth #24.

Cruise in Style

Enter your name into the drawing for a chance to win a Cruiser Bike* 

August 28 - September 10

Enter Here!

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  No text message or mobile number is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes. In the event the Sweepstakes is entered via a mobile number, message and data charges may apply. Consent is not required to buy goods and services. Open to U.S. legal residents at least 18 years of age.  Complete Official Rules, including prize details and odds disclosure available at  http://bit.ly/2uGDAso. Mobile Terms & Conditions at  http://bit.ly/1NQ1kRM and Privacy Policy available at http://bit.ly/2auQvrP. Void where prohibited.  Sponsor:  Starwood Retail Partners, LLC



Become a Vendor

Balistreri Vineyard     Dolce Sicilia       Berrie Kabobs

Does your business offer authentic Italian products? Festival Italiano at Belmar invites you to join the festivities by becoming a vendor participant at this year's event! All vendors are required to offer authentic Italian merchandise, art, gifts, food, etc. 

*Note if your business is non-Italian please contact us about sponsorship opportunities. 

2017 Event Guide & Vendor Listing - Coming Soon!




Living Statue     Milano Stage

Festival Italiano at Belmar is proud to announce a call for entries for bands, musicians, performance groups, visual and performance artists. As a two-day festival, hosting over 110,000 visitors over the weekend, offers live entertainment during the event weekend on mulitple stages as well as wandering entertainment throughout the event site. The performing arts program features traditional and modern music, dance and a wide variety of performers relevant to Italian culture. 

Entertainment Schedules Coming Soon!

Questions? Contact

Carol Hiller


Festival Volunteer     Grape Stomp Volunteer

The 2017 Festival Italiano works with more than 300 volunteers to produce the two day event, benefiting Project Angel Heart. Join us on September 9 & 10, 2017 for a fun, cultural experience - sign up for as many shifts as you want. We promise you will have a great time! Once you have submitted your application, a Festival Italiano representative will contact you regarding your status, assignment and scheduling. 

Volunteer Information & Application

Play Bocce

Bocce     Bocce Courts

Join us in a game of Bocce! Festival Italiano's bocce tournament is a competitive game of skill. It sharpens the reflexes and judgement while simulating good fellowship among players. It is played by young and old alike. We invite you to register for a 2- day bocce tournament, September 9 & 10, 2017! The tournament is open to the public and all player types are welcome!

*New courts, new location! Belmar has three beautifully built courts located in the park at Belmar on W. Virginia Ave. between S. Teller Court and S. Upham Court. 

Questions? Contact:

Sandra Ginther

Registration Now Open! Download: PDF icon 2017 Festival Italiano Bocce Registration.pdf


What better way to engage new and existing customers than during Festival Italiano at Belmar?

Simply put, it is just smart business. Your partnership or association with one of Colorado’s best and most beloved cultural events will help your business reach and impact 110,000 guests from a diverse demographic reach of the Denver Metro area plus create brand experiences in a non-traditional way. Some benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Interact with 100,000 guests
  • Build a targeted database
  • Create new social media relationships through event activation
  • Highlight a dedication to your community
  • Create new awareness among new customers (and build incentives for existing customers)
  • Build your exposure to assist in your holiday marketing initiatives

Participate in a culturally rich and rewarding experience. Sponsorship of the festival would involve financial support and/or in-kind donations to offset the costs associated with the programming and infrastructure. While there are basic packages available, they primarily act as an outline of the key opportunities. All partnership relationships will be tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of your business.

To learn more about the advantages of event marketing through your sponsorship of Festival Italiano at Belmar contact us today!

2017 Sponsorships - Full! 

Contact: (2018 Opportunties)

Janelle Hinton

2017 Sponsors

Project Angel Heart               Balistreri Vineyard     Martini Rossi     Disaronno     Zonin          Peroni                 



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General Event Questions? 

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Event Dates & Hours

September 9 & 10, 2017

10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Saturday)

10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sunday)

Additional Information 

Vendor Information & Applications 

Volunteer Information & Applications

Bocce Registration - Now Open! PDF icon 2017 Festival Italiano Bocce Registration.pdf

Activity & Entertainment Schedules

Flag Throwers

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