Sunday October 9, 2022 • 11am–8pm • Kingston Waterfront

The Ulster County Italian Festival returns Columbus Day Weekend, 2022 at the Strand in Downtown Kingston. As always, attendance is FREE! Join us for live music, great food, a wide variety of vendors selling specialty products, fine foods, and gifts, plus fun activities for the whole family!

Click here to read the the Press Release for our 2022 Festival

Main Stage Schedule

11:00am–12:00pm Opening Ceremonies & Announcements
National Anthem/Italian National Anthem
Presentation of Signora/Signore of the Year • Community Service & Italian Pride Awards

12:001:00pm: Jenna Esposito and Band (Contemporary Italian)
1:152:15pm: Vince and Emily Ricciardi (Opera)
2:152:30: *Spaghetti Eating Contest*
2:303:30pm: Vito and 4 Guys Featuring Michael Dell
3:454:45pm: Cory Pesaturo (Accordion extraordinaire)
6:308:00pm: Louis Prima Jr and The Witnesses (Jazz/Swing)

ItalianO+ stage Schedule

1:001:45pm:  Pete Santora Beatles Tribute
2:002:45pm:  Chaz Kiss (pop/rock)
3:003:45pm:  Magic Sandwich aka Guido Colzani (Electronic rock)
4:004:45pm:  Mario Rincon (Flamenco)
5:005:45pm:  Morgan O’Kane (Appalachian folk, roots music)
6:006:30pm:  Cory Pesaturo meet & greet)

Cultural Center

AKA The Maritime Barn
Stories of and by our local Italian residents and the history of Italians in Ulster County
12:0012:45pm: Frank (Butchie) Guido
1:152:00pm: Prof Philip DiNovo - Preserving our Italian Heritage
2:002:45pm: Tony Fiore
2:453:30pm:  Terri Dwyer
3:304:15pm:  Mary Tuma
4:155:00pm:  John Novi
5:005:45pm:  Frank Casciaro

Other events at the Cultural Center
Pasta Making: Cavatelli by Mary Tuma, Ravioli by Mike Paladino, Strozzapreti by Donna Nageli
"La Bella Lingua" The Beautiful Language: Featuring author Gabrielle Euvino

Street Performers

Earl Pardini and friends
Mid Hudson Jugglers
Corey Glover - Fire Breather


Kingston Point

Kingston Plaza

Cornell Street municipal parking lot in Kingston.

Watch a video featuring highlights from the 2021 Ulster County Italian Festival: