An Italian Food Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28 to mark the Feast of St. Mark at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church off Highway 119.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. and offer a food expo with main courses and appetizers from local restaurants including Joe’s Italian, La Dolce Vita, Mr. P’s Butcher Shop, Leonardo’s Restaurant, Lovoy’s, Bongiorno and Amore’.
Tickets for the expo building will be $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for children age 5 and under. Homemade Italian cookies and baked goods as well as a freshly filled cannoli station will also be available.
The festival will also feature entertainment from accordion players, a jazz quartet and traditional Italian dances. For children and youth, there will be a Youth Piazza offering pizza baking, Italian ice, face painting, children’s crafts and a DJ.
Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m., and a bonfire finale will begin at 9:30 p.m.
St. Mark is located at 7340 Cahaba Valley Road, at the corner of Cahaba Valley Road and Brook Highland Parkway behind the Shell Station. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.italianfoodfest.org.