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Event: The 43rd WV Italian Heritage Festival

Main Street Clarksburg, WV

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival originated in 1979 as a celebration of Italian American heritage. Since its first year, the festival saw success and continues to gain popularity. The festival draws crowds in upwards of 100,000 visitors. Clarksburg closes off street blocks where the festival takes place for the entire weekend. The atmosphere is full of entertainment, music and fun festivities. Come hungry because there is plenty of good American-Italian foods and beverages. Opening ceremonies include the Royal Court of Regina Maria crowning. Special tributes are paid to outstanding Americans including the Outstanding West Virginia Italian-American Award and the Honorary Italian American Award. 


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2022

  • 11:15AM PRE·CORONATION MUSIC - BY AMICI
  • 11:45AM OPENING CEREMONY
  • 12:00PM CORONATION OF REGINA MARIA XLIII
  • 1:15PM SAM MANNO - ACCORDION PLAYER
  • 1:50PM BRIDGEPORT HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
  • 2:45PM SHOWCASE PERFORMER - DOMINIQUE DEMUS
  • 3:00PM WVIHF DANCERS
  • 4:00PM MICHELA MUSOLINO & ROSA TATUATA
  • 4:45PM SHOWCASE PERFORMER - VICTORIA MAZZIE
  • 5:10PM MARY FRANCES BETO SMITH
  • 6:10PM BENJAMIN DEFAZIO
  • 8:15PM STAYIN’ ALIVE
  • 10:00PM AMICI

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2022

  • 11:15AM MICHELA MUSOLINO & ROSA TATUATA
  • 12:10PM WVIHF DANCERS
  • 1:00PM SAM MANNO - ACCORDION PLAYER
  • 1:15PM CHELSEA REYBURN
  • 2:20PM SHOWCASE PERFORMER - MARY CLAIRE PALMER
  • 2:50PM MONTANI CANTANTI APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM(MCAP)
  • 3:50PM MICHELA MUSOLINO & ROSA TATUATA
  • 5:00PM MARY FRANCES BETO SMITH
  • 6:00PM BENJAMIN DEFAZIO
  • 8:00PM WANTED DOA
  • 10:00PM AMICI

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4th, 2022

  • 10:00AM OUTDOOR MASS
  • 11:45AM ALLEGRO DANCE COMPANY
  • 12:50PM SHOWCASE PERFORMER - FRANCHESCA ALOI
  • 1:30PM BRANDON LEROY & MARISSA BAILEY
  • 3:15PM JOHN LLOYD YOUNG
  • 5:00PM AMICI
  • 6:00PM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES

Watch for other events as well:

Cincinnati Circus Stunt Show at the Italian Heritage Festival September 2-4, 2022
Cincinnati Circus Stunt Show

THE CINCINNATI CIRCUS STUNT SHOW 

SATURDAY SUNDAY
11:30 - 12:30pm12:00 - 1:00pm
2:30 - 3:30pm2:30 - 3:30pm
4:30 - 5:30pm4:30 - 5:30pm
7:00 - 8:00pm 

LOCATED ON CORNER OF 4TH & MAIN

Contest Entries

Hurry to beat entry deadlines for the Canned Pepper Contest and Photography Contest. Come and get a Fritti and join in on the fun!

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