Little Italy Days started in 2002 to celebrate Bloomfield's Italian heritage, and create a destination spot for Italian-themed entertainment and food. The event has grown to over 50,000 attendees for the four day weekend.
Sal Richetti, who was born and raised in Bloomfield has produced the event since 2012. Sal grew up in Bloomfield, attended Immaculate Conception grade school and Central Catholic High School. He played baseball at Dean's Field and looked forward to going to nearby Winky's after the game. He is a local musician who has been performing for over 30 years in the tri-state area, and is the owner of Big Day Entertainment, located in the Strip District, since 1995. He is no stranger to the festival, having booked the entertainment in previous years. In 2013 he expanded it to four days. Previously, the event was always held in September, since 2013 it has mooved to August. "I wanted to give vendors more opportunity with the longer daylight, additionally; there is less chance of cold weather"
"I am excited and honored to produce this community oriented event in the community where I was born and raised. I want to be able to produce Little Italy Days so the businesses can benefit from the large crowds and everyone else including residents, organizations, schools and churches can become involved."
Sponsors of Little Italy Days include Johnsonville Sausage, Highmark, West Penn Hospital, UPMC, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, and Shadyside Honda.
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
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