More than 100,000 Expected at Belmar's Festival Italiano Sept. 6 + 7, 2014

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Region's Largest Italian Festival Features Bocce Tournament, Live Music + 80 Booths of Food and Artists -- Proceeds Benefit Project Angle Heart

Streets lined with food+ artisan booths, Festival Italiano featured live music + strolling performers (pictured)

Located in Lakewood, Colorado-- Belmar's Festival Italiano is the region's largest Italian cultural celebration! A free event, food and beverage sales benefit Project Angel Heart on Sept. 6+7, 2014

For two days each September everyone is Italian during the annual Festival Italiano celebration at Belmar, a free event featuring Italian food, culture, wine and artisans on Sept. 6 + 7, 2014.

From ‘Bon giorno’ to ‘Ciao,’ guests will be immersed in traditional Italian food, grape stomping, a bocce tournament, live music and traditional Italian flag performers flown in from Italy--all among the colorful tents, flags and décor that transform the outdoor event into a little slice of Italy! Proceeds from food sales benefit Project Angel Heart, a Colorado non-profit organization dedicated to cooking and delivering fresh meals to the homes of those coping with illness (at no cost to food recipients).

“Festival Italiano brings together the sights, sounds and delicious smells of an Italian celebration each September in Belmar,” said Christina Brickley, Belmar Marketing Director. “From the energy around the Bocce Tournament to the kids laughing as they stomp grapes near the free Italian lessons--the authenticity of the event is attributed to the regional Italian food and entertainment featured throughout the weekend!”

Now in its 11th year, Festival Italiano is known for serving up the region’s best selection of homemade Italian specialties for guests as well as artist booths, live entertainment and grape stomping surrounding the Italian flag throwers performance. The event annually attracts more than 100,000 guests over two days. A complete event schedule for Sept 6 + 7, 2014 is available at Parking is free.

About Belmar
Often recognized as one of the best outdoor shopping and dining destination in the Denver-metro area, Belmar is located at Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Ave. in Lakewood, Colo. The combination of 80 shops and restaurants, entertainment, cultural activities, galleries (and ample free parking) For information, directions and a complete Festival Italiano schedule, visit or call 303.742.1520.

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