Navy Pier: Sept. 19-21, 2008
Chicago‘s second full-scale festival to showcase all things Italian will take place at Navy Pier next weekend. Italian Style – a large scale, family-friendly festival will feature exotic Italian automobiles, fashion, design, tourist destinations, farm and construction equipment, music, food, wine and more from over 100 exhibitors from Italy. Events taking place as part of the festival include culinary seminars, food and wine testing, fashion shows, hair and make-up instruction, concerts, historical videos and more.
Italian Style 2008 Chairman Mauro Galli said the unprecedented three day festival was conceived to promote the excellence of Italian style in the fields of business, technology, culture, fashion, society and art to Chicagoans. “We organized this event to not only showcase the city of Chicago to our Italian business and cultural partners in an effort to drive more investment into our community,” he said, “but also to educate the people of Chicago about what Italy really is and all that it has to offer. In the process, we know everyone will have a lot of fun.”