Kenner Italian Heritage Festival

March 28, 2025 - March 30, 2025


415 Williams Blvd.
Kenner LA 70065

Benvenuti! Come join the fun at the 23rd Annual “Festa Italiana” in Kenner’s historic Rivertown March 28-30, 2025. Enjoy delicous food, live bands, talented artists and crafters, and genealogical specialists. Each year we not only spotlight local musicians such as Lena Prima but we also bring in entertainers from all over the country like Vanessa Racci who comes straight from New York. Manga! You'll have to pace yourself if you are going to try all of the delicious Italian specialties such as cucidati and amoretti, cannolis, muffalettas, brociolone, fettecini alfredo, and meatballs just to name a few.

The Italian immigrants that settled in Kenner in 1855 shipped produce across the nation by rail immediatley having an impact on community they settled in. The Kenner Italian Heritage, Inc. created by former Kenner Police Chief Nick Congemi, hosts the event each year as a way to honor Louisiana and Kenner's rich Italian heritage. “We invite everyone to come out and be Italian for the weekend,” said Nick Congemi. “We think of this as a huge family reunion where everyone is a member.”

The festival lines Williams Boulevard from the river to the railroad tracks. Festival hours are Friday, March 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee for adults of $10 while kids 10 years of age and younger are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information go to or visit us on Facebook at our page, The Kenner Italian Heritage Foundation.