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Head to Tickfaw, Louisiana for Italian Heritage!

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Tangipahoa Italian Festival in Tickfaw, LA

Head to the Tangipahoa Italian Festival in Tickfaw, LA

Tangipahoa Italian Festival in Tickfaw, LA

Taste Italian food and sample cookies at the Italian Festival in Tickfaw.

The Italian culture comes alive each year at the Italian Festival in Tickfaw. Always held on the last weekend in April, the Tickfaw Italian Festival blends authentic Italian food, great music, and a wholesome family atmosphere for one of the most popular festivals in southeast Louisiana.

Food and Entertainment at the Italian Festival

The Italian Festival will be held on April 27, 28 and 29, 2018 and festival organizers have planned a memorable event again this year with authentic Italian cuisine as the focal point of the festival. Grilled Italian sausage, stuffed artichokes, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, muffalettas, pizza, cannolis, and fresh baked Italian cookies are on the menu for all three days of the festival.

Complementing the food is a stellar music line up with some of the best local and regional bands. Live entertainment is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday; 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday; and 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. As a prelude to the Italian Festival, the annual Spaghetti Cook-off will be Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. Local families and teams gather to see who can claim the coveted prize of having the best “red gravy.” Visitors to the Spaghetti Cook-off can sample the gravies throughout the competition. Learn more about festival events.

So plan to come and be a member of the Tickfaw Italian family at the annual Italian Festival. It is three great days of food, music and family fun.

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