San Diego Little Italy Fiesta 2014 This Weekend!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CA01938972, CA-DBO1483386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's Here again already!

The San Diego Little Italy Fiesta 2014

FESTA! highlights include:
- Italian food served al fresco throughout the neighborhood reflecting a wide variety of specialties;


- Music on 3 stages featuring the familiar and the new;
- Cooking demonstrations at the Mercato Stage
- Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) chalk art painting before your eyes;
- Chalk art for kids;
- Kids Fun Zone with inflatables, face painting, balloon art;
- Stickball Exhibition Game;
- Bocce Ball Tournament

 

Here is a comprehensive MAP of the neighborhood with key locations.

 

Here is the San Diego Little Italy Fiesta 2014 Guide

Little Italy San Diego will  welcome more than 120,00 visitors from  all over the WORLD to celebrate in the country’s largest Italian homecoming.

Started in  1994, the Little Italy community opened its streets to San Diego residents, and welcomed visitors to enjoy the colorful culture and old world tastes that make the Italian culinary delights timeless.

 

The special event will be the Chalk Art:

 

 In honor of the FESTA’s 20th Anniversary,  several artists will be working together to create a collaborative, oversized (20′x30′) chalk art piece that will depict this beautiful image of the Virgin Mary in stained glass, from Duomo di Milano.  Special thanks go to veteran Gesso Italiano artist Cecilia Linayao for coordination of this multiple-artist piece.

Interested chalk artists will be able to flaunt their artistic chalk art abilities by to depicting something Italian, or Italian/American in nature.  This neighborhood has deep roots in Italian culture, and there are so many options you can choose from…from Italian visual and performing arts, to Italian products/design/fashion, to the beautiful landscapes of Italy…the options are practically endless, and chalk artists are encouraged  to be as creative with the theme as they wish, within the broad parameters of this fun theme.

For the festival, provided will be 8 foot by 8 foot squares for chalking pleasure.  The Gesso Italiano feature of the Little Italy Fiesta will once again take place on Date Street.

Prizes will be determined as follows:

Best in Show:  $500

Peoples’ Choice:  $350

Best High School:  $250

Best School (Middle School or Younger):  $150

 

It will be held Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

 

Love what San Diego and all the diverse mix of cultures offers?

 

Then let us share with you a list of available properties, so you, too, can begin living the Southern California life you have been missing!

Posted by

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, J.D., GRI
CA DRE# 00902455 &  CA DRE#01938972, FL Bkr# 3090255 & NMLS#1483386

Home Smart Realty West

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858.444.7060 & Norm

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Comments (61)

Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Hi Just like this one, the Cliff House circa 1900

Oct 21, 2014 12:52 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof  That's why Chef Boyardee was so popular! ;-)

 

Curtis Van Carter Great photo; Thanks!

Oct 22, 2014 08:03 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello again Sandy & Norm ... will do 

Oct 23, 2014 08:16 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Oh to be there for the this wonderful Festival, Norm and Sandy.  Eat some extra pasta for me  please.

Oct 25, 2014 08:59 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Toni Weidman Unfortunately, we just can't eat pasta any longer. Thanks though!

Oct 25, 2014 11:39 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sandy and Norm, hope you were able to attend the  San Diego Little Italy Fiesta 2014...I would definitely be eating Italian food.

Oct 26, 2014 10:53 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR I get the best Italian food right at home! Thanks!

Oct 26, 2014 11:25 PM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Sandy and Norm, This was so nicely written! If I lived there or was visiting I am sure I would have gone:)

Nov 02, 2014 09:02 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Barb Szabo, CRS Definitely warmer weather than Ohio! Thanks!

Nov 02, 2014 11:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Norm- my grandmother learned to cook from the Italian family who lived next door to her.  It is probably my most favorite food to eat.   The Italian Festival sounds just perfect especially the sidewalk chalk art.

Nov 03, 2014 10:44 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Kathy Streib No two spafgetti sauces are the same, which is why I do not eat at Italian Restaurants. Hope you have some good recipes from your grandmother. Thank you!

Nov 04, 2014 12:16 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Norm,

I had no idea about this festival so next year I plan to go. I love Italian everything; food, pots, jewelry, markets. Thanks for sharing. Norm Padula, JD, GRI, CDPE 

Nov 06, 2014 12:41 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Kristin Hamilton Well if you are planning to attend, you'd better let us know so we can get fat together! Thanks!

Nov 06, 2014 12:56 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

I am going for the pots as I love "Italian Pots' and they are hard to find so maybe they will have them displayed. When I go to Philly in May, they have a wonderful festival there and we have attended twice. What fun and of course, the food is great too. Of all the pastas, I like angel hair the best.

Nov 06, 2014 12:59 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We just got back from a quick overnight trip in your neck of the woods. We actually attended a meeting in Carlsbad on Tuesday night. Fabulous weather...

Nov 06, 2014 11:55 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Norm

Stopped back to see how the festival went. I bet it was a blast, cheers cvc

Nov 16, 2014 02:27 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Kristin Hamilton 

Before my lovely wife developed a gluten intolerance, I would make homemade pasta, gnocchi and cavatelli. Now, I suffer when I see theese events. Thanks!

Debb Janes  I wish we would have known; we live in Carlsbad! Next time...

Curtis Van Carter I couldn't make it as I was with buyers! Thanks!

 

 

 

Nov 16, 2014 02:37 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh bummer! It was sure gorgeous while we were there - oh, so briefly.  Hope you're having a great weekend, Norm Padula, JD, GRI, CDPE 

Nov 16, 2014 04:20 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I love going back to this blog to check out the food pictures. i LOVE Italian. Thank you for the comments and kind words today. 

Nov 16, 2014 08:01 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Scott Godzyk  Keep warm, my friend!

Nov 16, 2014 09:49 AM