89th Annual Queens’ Coronation Ball to be held on Saturday, August 20th

Festa Italia Santa Rosalia Foundation proudly presents the 89th Annual Queens’ Coronation Ball to be held on Saturday, August 20th from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Parish Hall at San Carlos Cathedral, 500 Church Street, in Monterey. At 5:30 enjoy Cocktails and a Silent Auction. The Coronation Ceremony and Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. Dancing will be from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The Dinner will feature delicious Italian cuisine, including a prime rib entrée, prepared by members of the Festa Italia Board of Directors who are skilled chefs.

Tickets are $60 per person and tickets are $20 for a Court Attendee and Children under 12 years old.   Tickets are available via Ticket Space at  https://santaros.ticketspice.com/89th-annual-coroanation-ball-august--20-2022

The event is Black Tie Optional. Please RSVP by August 12, 2022. The Silent Auction will feature many items including a beautiful Gucci purse.

There will be live music performed by The Edge Band. For more information, email [email protected] or call Francesca Theroux at 831-915-6531.

About the Festa Italia Coronation Ball

Returning after a 2-year break due to the Pandemic, the Coronation Ball Committee hosts this dinner dance celebration where a Queen is chosen in honor of the Festival as well as the princesses that make up her Court. They will also be present at Festa Italia. Each year, scholarship money is also awarded to local students.

About Festa Italia

The 89th Festa Italia will return to the Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park in Downtown Monterey on September 9-11, 2022. The festival celebrates Monterey’s Italian heritage and cultural traditions, and the it honors the local fishermen of Monterey, both past and present.

This popular family friendly free event shares the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian experience so special. It is a celebrated festival each year drawing locals and visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. It features three days of authentic Italian cuisine, great music, dancing, fun and friendship. The delicious flavors of Italy are enjoyed by attendees with tasty food offerings (for purchase) including Calamari, Steak and Sausage Sandwiches, Pasta, Arancini, Cannoli and more, as well as wine, beer, sodas and water. There is also an array of Italian and Festa Italia-themed merchandise as well as vendors selling crafts and more.

The first Festa Italia in Monterey was celebrated in 1933 when a statue of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Sicilian fishermen, was donated to the San Carlos Cathedral. Sicilian fisherman would pray to their patron saint for a safe journey and bountiful harvest. It is important that we remember our cultural heritage and pass it on to future generations. Festa Italia celebrates these traditions and keep our stories, old and new, alive to ensure that our heritage is never lost. Everyone is welcome to join in at this fun, festive event!

More details are available at www.festaitaliamonterey.org .