Guess Where Buffalo’s Italian Festival Is Moving Now?
After two years along the Outer Harbor, Buffalo's Gilbani Italian Heritage Festival is on the move again. This summer the festival will be held in Niagara Square Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd.
Festival vendors and exhibits will be located around the perimeter of Niagara Square and in the two blocks of Delaware Avenue between Niagara Square and Huron Street.
Galbani Italian Heritage Festival president Carmen Palma said the festival is moving back to its roots in downtown Buffalo. The festival was originally known as the Buffalo Italian Lawn Fete and was held at St. Anthony's Church on Court Street behind City Hall. Later it moved to Hertel Avenue.
Festival organizers say the move is in response to complaints about the location. Additionally vendors say numbers were noticeably down from previous years.
Another major change to this year's festival is the $5.00 admission fee will be eliminated.