Get a Taste of Italy at the Italian Picnic Parade in Amador County!

May 11, 2015
people holding flags in a parade

The Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County, California wants to bring good Italian fun to Amador County. When you attend the annual Italian Picnic and Parade, not only are you joining the community for a fun event, you will also be a part of a tradition that has been going on for over 100 years! In fact, since 1882, the Italian Benevolent Society of Amador County has hosted this event on the first Sunday of June and now is your chance to be a part of the tradition! The 2015 Italian Picnic and Parade will take place on Friday, June 5th through Sunday, May 7th. Get the best experience by staying locally in beautiful cabins with affordable rates in Sutter Creek.

The event is called a Picnic and Parade but it is so much more than that! There will be delicious food, carnival booths and rides, dancing, bocce ball for just a buck, live bands and so much more! The Italian Picnic Grounds will be located at Sutter Hill. The whole thing will kick off on Friday night with an evening of wine tasting from 5-9pm. From 6-8pm there will be live Italian music, bingo games, and more! On Saturday, there will be a chicken and ravioli dinner beginning at 7pm but the festival will be from 12pm – 11pm. The parade will take place at 10:30 in Sunday, May 7th. The parade will be at Main Street Sutter Creek and will march down State Highway 49. Feel free to get there early to stake out a spot! Also on Sunday will be a barbeque that will take place after the parade. Also on Sunday is the Bocce Tournament that will begin at 11:30am! The festival will run from 11:30am – 5pm on Sunday.

Tickets for the All you Can Eat Chicken and Ravioli Dinner are just $25. These tickets can be purchased at American River Bank or at their official website at italianbenevolentsociety.com. Tickets for the Wine Tasting on Friday is also $25. Tickets are available at American River Bank, Vinceguera’s Ravioli Co, or at the website.