Festa Italiana Hawaii will take place on Cooke Street and in Honolulu's lively Kaka'ako District. The event will occur both indoors and outdoors, providing attendees the opportunity to vai in giro - walk around - Cooke Street to enjoy a variety of food vendors and entertainment of Italian variety. The adjacent interior space will offer an elevated food and wine experience allowing attendees a unique opportunity to indulge in a selection of carefully curated wine and food selections provided by top tier Chefs from Hawaii and Italy.
Parking & Transportation
Special rate parking with validation is available at Restaurant Row ($6) and 440 Keawe ($4). Very limited street parking is available. For those planning to enjoy Italian wine and beer, we highly recommend utilizing Uber, Lyft or traditional Taxi.
Please refer to the map below for parking locations.
Festa Italiana in Strada - The Street Festival
Open from 4pm to 10pm.
- Entrance is FREE to the public.
- Street vendors offering authentic Italian and Italian-inspired culinary delights for purchase.
- Wine and beer garden offering a selection of Italian wines, beer and traditional spirits for purchase.
- Entertainment by Hawaii Opera Theatre, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Mango Season, Pierre Grill and more.
- Street performers of Italian and European variety.
- Italian-inspired photo ops.
Passaporto Italiano - Passport to Italy VIP
Open from 6pm to 9pm.
- By ticket purchase only.
- Exquisite Italian culinary tastings by Italian chefs and restaurants.
- Wine tastings featuring Italian wines.
- Leather craftsmanship showcase.
- Luxury Italian Car showcase by Velocity Honolulu.
Tickets are required for the VIP Experience. All online ticket sales will be processed through Eventbrite.
$100, plus transaction fees
(9) culinary tastings
(6) 2 oz Wine pours
(1) Italian cocktail by Aroma Cafe
Featured Chefs & Restaurants:
BIGLIETTO DEL VINO
Early bird: $15 with purchase of VIP ticket online, plus transaction fees
Regular: $20, plus transaction fees
(6) 2 oz pours
*The Wine tICKET will only be available for purchase to those holding a VIP passport to italy. OPTION TO PRE-PURCHASE WITH vip TICKET ONLINE.
Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano
Cascina Luisin, Nebbiolo Langhe
Fabrizio Dionisio, Il Castagnino Cortona Syrah
Cantine Valenti, Norma Etna Rosso
Argiano, NC Super Tuscan
Principe Pallavicini, Roma, Malvasia Puntinata
Statti, Lamezia Bianco
Cantine Valenti, Poesia Rosato Etna