Viva Italiana! Europe’s favorite stiletto boot gets the spotlight at this festival on the Summerfest grounds, a weekend packed with Italian food and fun. Returning this year are a troupe of Florentine flag-throwers and Rossella Rago (host of online cooking show Cooking with Nonna), as well as musical performers on the entertainment stages including swing musician Louis Prima Jr. Friday and Saturday and Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute act. Those might not be the first things to catch your attention when you walk in this year, though — that honor will likely go to a replica of Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain, where your wishing coins will be donated to Make-A-Wish.
At 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Tickets are $13, free for children under 12. Visit festaitaliana.com for more details.
July 17 to 19