Festa Italia 2020 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison (IWC) announced on 4/2/2020.
Festa Italia is planned, organized and staffed by members of the IWC, the three-day celebration of Italian & Italian American culture, one of Dane County’s premier ethnic festivals, was scheduled for May 29 through 31 at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg.
IWC president, Antonio Re said, “The coronavirus has impacted our nation, state and local community. Cancelation of our event is the responsible thing to do in order to protect the health and safety of our members, volunteers, vendors, suppliers, partners, sponsors and certainly our guests. We look forward to the return of Festa Italia on June 4 through 6, 2021.”
Clubhouse Events Cancelled:
All events at the clubhouse (workshops, meetings, gathering, rentals, etc.) have been cancelled until further notice. We will evaluate the status as time dictates.
The Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison, Wisconsin will again offer scholarships to seniors of Italian heritage who are graduating from a Dane County high school in 2020. The scholarship deadline is April 15th. Apply >> Eligibility >>
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About the Club
The Italian Workmen’s Club is located at 914 Regent Street in Madison, WI. It is one of the oldest clubs of its kind in the United States.
The Club’s mission is to preserve and promote the history, culture, language, and traditions of Italians and Italian Americans. The IWC is devoted to providing social opportunities that encourage its members to embrace their common Italian heritage, and to engage with the surrounding community, thereby increasing awareness of and appreciation for the collective achievements, honors and contributions of their ancestors.