San Diego CA— Little Italy is back in full swing and ready to bring on the bright sunny San Diego summers we all know and love. From dancing the evening away at a popular summer concert to outdoor movies, Little Italy has endless summer fun possibilities for all ages.
ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series – ArtWalk Little Italy Summer Series has already kicked-off in Little Italy! Taking place at the Piazza della Famiglia and the adjacent block of W. Date Street, each one-day show will include thirty select artists exhibiting their stunning works of art. The event will run every other Sunday including July 11, July 25, August 22, September 5, and September 19 from 11am-6pm, giving locals and visitors incredible opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind art from local, national, and international artists in a variety of mediums.
Little Italy Summer Film Festival – Each year the Little Italy Association partners with Cinema Little Italy to show great Italian films (with subtitles) at the Amici Park Amphitheater, located at the corner of W. Date and State Streets. Grab a few snacks, bring a blanket and enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival happens every Saturday night of the summer in the charming neighborhood. Starting July 17th running through September 18th! $10 donation accepted at door.
Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert – The Little Italy Association is excited to welcome back one of the best musical events of the summer season, the Marine Band Summer Concert! The event is taking place on Saturday, July 31 from 6 p.m. until dusk at the Piazza della Famiglia. The concert is sure to have everyone up on their feet, dancing the evening away to the beautiful sounds of the 45-piece Marine Band San Diego, their popular music group ‘Sound Strike’ and New Orleans-style brass band, ‘Double Time Brass Band.
Little Italy Wednesday Mercato – We’re welcoming back the Little Italy Wednesday Mercato starting Wednesday, August 4th! Similar to the treasured Little Italy Mercato on Saturday, the year-round Little Italy Wednesday Mercato offers a selection of farm fresh produce, pastured eggs, poultry, meat, fish, baked goods, dips and spreads, yogurt and select local arts and crafts brought to the neighborhood by California farmers, fisherman and artisan foodmakers. The Little Italy Wednesday Mercato occupies three blocks on W. Date Street between Kettner Boulevard and State Street including the Piazza della Famiglia.
San Diego Padres Italian Heritage Nights – The Little Italy Association, Convivio and the Italian Cultural Center are proud to partner with the San Diego Padres for the 2021 Italian Heritage Nights on Friday, August 6th , Saturday, August 7th and Sunday, August 8th games vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets can be purchased from the Little Italy website and ticket holders will receive a limited-edition commemorative San Diego Padres Italian Heritage Night hat. A portion of the ticket will go back to support the non-profits; the Little Italy Association, Convivo and the Italian Community Center.