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Here's what you need to know about the Italian Festival in Buffalo this weekend

The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is going back to its roots in downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — After two years at the Outer Harbor, the Buffalo Italian Heritage festival is moving back to its roots in downtown Buffalo. Here's the information you need to know to plan your visit: 

Where & When: 

Saturday, July 20th 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Sunday, July 21st 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue to Huron Street 


Free Admission 

Food Vendors:

Allegany Mountain Resort 

Amici Restaurant 

Angelo's Italian Pastries 

Bada Bing Bar & Grill 

Bings Restaurant 

Buffalo Totally Edible 

Cafe on the Avenue 

Campi's Pizza

Captain Mike's Seafood 

Casa di Francesca's 

DeChellis Stromboli Rolis 

Fat Bob's 


Genevieve's Cheesecakes 

Gino's Bakery 

Hogg Express 

House of Munch 

Jet's Pizza 

Johnny's Fried Dough 

John's Delicious French Fries

Kaboob Shack 

Kettle Corn Shoppe


Ristorante Lombardo 

LuGia's on Wheels 

Marco's Italian Deli 

Mayers Concessions 

Melioni's Meats & Catering 

Merritt Wine 

Mineo & Sapio

Mister Pizza


Morris Concessions 

Muscarella's Cannoli 

Ostera 166


Rolling Cannoli 

Pellicano's Marketplace 

Pizza Amore

Pop in Bob's Kelly Corn 

Razzle Dazzle Italian Ices

Retro Buffalo 

Romeo & Juliet's 

Salvatore's Italian Gardens 

Santillo's Ice Cream 

Santillo's Italian Food 

Santillo's Sweets


Smoothie Hut

Sweet Melody's 

The Frosti Boss 

Viola's Submarines Shop 

Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, July 20: 

12:00 pm: Ashlee Amoia & Joe Bolognese

1:30 pm:  Don Menza & Joe Giambra

3:00 pm  Jack Civiletto with band

5:00 pm  Formula Band

7:00 pm  Opening Ceremonies

8:00 pm  Sal Valentinetti with band

10:00 pm  Russell J. Salvatore Fireworks

Sunday, July 21:  

1:00 pm: Italian Mass at St. Anthony’s Church

1:00 pm: St. Anthony’s Procession 

12:00 pm Galbani Children’s Cheese Building Contest

1:00 pm  Galbani Celebrity Cheese Building for Charity Contest

2:00 pm  Italian Idol

5:00 pm   Austin Giorgio from NBC’s The Voice

6:30 pm  Atlantic City Boys (Frankie Valli tribute band)

For more information visit buffaloitalianfestival.com.