Events

Keep up with our rolling calendar below.

MERCATO: LITTLE ITALY’S FARMERS’ MARKET
Date Street comes alive ever Saturday, Rain or Shine, from 8:00am-2:00pm with fresh produce, organic produce, various meats, flowers, home accessories, gifts and more. Our farmers’ market models itself after several other successful City Markets from all over the world. So pack up the family and bring them down; sorry, animals are prohibited within the boundaries of Mercato. Thank you for understanding. Mangia Bene!

KETTNER NIGHTS IN LITTLE ITALY NORTH
Held the second Friday of every month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Kettner Nights in Little Italy North has become the place to be for the arts and design crowds.  In Little Italy North; the art has as much flavor as the espresso or a tantalizing marinara.  The Art and Design District of San Diego’s Little Italy was modeled after New York City’s trendy SoHo and Chelsea districts; offering art-lovers and design patrons diverse resources.  Come explore this ever-growing distinctive neighborhood with a walk filled with art, design, antiques, food and cocktails on Kettner Boulevard and India Street from W. Grape to W. Laurel Streets.  Valet parking is available on W. Kalmia Street between India Street & Kettner Boulevard (next to El Camino) for $8.00 a vehicle and operates from 6:00pm to 1:00am.  For more information, please call Meyer Fine Art at 619-358-9512.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING REMINDER!
FYI! The Little Italy Association Board of Directors voted in its December 2007 meeting to go back to monthly meetings. If you would like to be added to the email reminder list, please email your request to Chris@LittleItalySD.com

OCTOBER 2012

10/01, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email:Chris@LittleItalySD.com

10/06, Sun. – Our Lady of the Rosary Mass & Procession
Come watch parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish march from the Church, down India Street, to the San Diego Harbor with the statue of the Madonna hoisted on their shoulders. This event has been going on since the early 50′s, when the parishioners would march down and bless the Tuna Boats. So join us in a small part of Little Italy history. Contact the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church for more information at 619-234-4820.

10/13, Sun. – 19th Annual Little Italy FESTA!
Little Italy Association is proud to make the Little Italy District come alive. Come and enjoy over 180 Italian Food & Crafter Booths, 3 stages of entertainment, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk): Little Italy’s Chalk Painting Event, a Stickball Tournament and a Beer & Wine Garden. Load up the family, friends & pets and come to the Largest Italian Festival on the West Coast. This event is held on India Street between Ash and Grape Streets from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. For more information, click here

10/25, Fri. – Trick-or-Treat on India Street
Bring the Little Ghouls and Goblins down to San Diego’s Little Italy for a family-fun and safe trick-or-treating experience. Pick-up you map of participating businesses at the Piazza Basilone (India & Fir Streets), between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, and have your bags filled with candy.  See you there.

NOVEMBER 2013

11/02, Sat. – Our Lady of the Rosary Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Making Spaghetti an event for 73 years!  Join Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday, November 3rd from Noon to 9:00pm for the annual Spaghetti Dinner.  The dinner will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary’s Parish Hall (1654 State Street).  Adults – $15, Children – $6  Also we will have games, deserts, wine and Italian baked goods.  For more information, please call Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church at 619-234-4820 or visit www.olrsd.com.

11/05, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email:Chris@LittleItalySD.com

DECEMBER 2013

12/03, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email:Chris@LittleItalySD.com

12/07, Sat. – 13th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village
The Little Italy Association is proud to present the kick-off to its annual holiday shopping, dining and pampering season with the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village held at the Piazza Natale on the corner of India & W. Date Streets from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Come one and all; family, friends and pets are welcome. Also we are expecting a surprise guest, Santa Claus, to arrive on San Diego Fire Engine #3 at 4:30pm.  So join us for an evening of music, memories, free Italian cookies, cider & coffee, shopping and more! Don’t forget there will be vendors selling holiday gifts to get the season started off right.

JANUARY 2014

NO Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting this Month.

FEBRUARY 2014

02/04, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email:Chris@LittleItalySD.com

MARCH 2014

03/04, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email: Chris@LittleItalySD.com

APRIL 2014

04/01, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email: Chris@LittleItalySD.com.

04/06, Sun. – GranFondo (Big Ride) San Diego
The signature GranFondo San Diego returns to Little Italy for its sixth season! Join thousands of avid cyclists and experience the Italian-inspired phenomenon while riding the GranFondo (105 miles) or the MedioFondo (60 miles).  A timed King and Queen of the Mountain section will be offered with prizes awarded at the finish.  Hurry to secure your registration now!  The ride starts in Little Italy under the Little Italy sign at approximately 7:15am.  Click here to visit the GranFondo San Diego website or click here to register for GranFondo San Diego.

04/26 & 27, Sat. & Sun. – ArtWalk @ Little Italy
ArtWalk @ Little Italy presents the San Diego/Tijuana region’s biggest art event for an audience of over 90,000. This free visual and performing art celebration is set along a scenic path through the charming neighborhood of Little Italy. It will be held on the side streets of India Street from 11:00am – 6:00p.m. both days. For more information visit, www.artwalksandiego.org.

MAY 2014

05/06, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email: Chris@LittleItalySD.com

JUNE 2014

06/03, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email: Chris@LittleItalySD.com.

06/18, Wed. – Taste of Little Italy
Come to hip and historic Little Italy, where traditional Italian restaurants rub shoulders with eclectic eateries. Taste of Little Italy gives you an opportunity to discover the palette of dining possibilities as you enjoy samples offered by Little Italy’s restaurants. Appetizers, desserts and specialty beverages will be offered as you stroll through the district’s tree-lined streets. This event goes from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Visit www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com for more information.

JULY 2014

07/01, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email: Chris@LittleItalySD.com.

07/30, Wed. – Little Italy State of the Neighborhood Dinner Reception
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ would like to invite you to be apart the Little Italy State of the Neighborhood Dinner Reception held on the rooftop of Nelson Photo Supplies from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  This venue allows us to show the splendors of our neighborhood with amazing views over a meal, drink and presentation on Little Italy.   Tickets are $25.00 a person.

AUGUST 2014

NO Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting this Month.

08/02, Sat. – Marine Band San Diego Summer Concert
The Little Italy Association is proud to host the Marine Band San Diego for a Summer Concert on W. Date Street between India and Columbia Streets starting at 6:00pm.  W. Date Street will come alive with service men and women performing some of America’s most beautiful and traditional music alongside their Jazz Band and Party Band.  This is a concert not to miss.  It is free and open to all ages.

SEPTEMBER 2013

08/30-09/01, Sat.-Mon. – Labor Day Weekend West Coast Stickball Tournament
Come and watch the streets of Little Italy come alive with the good ol’ American (East Coast) past-time: STICKBALL. Every year local teams come together to play for the right to call themselves the king of the block; the champions! This year San Diego Stickball League will be hosting guest teams from New York and Puerto Rico. Come and enjoy the taunting, heckling and good ol’ fun on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Columbia Street, between Beech and Cedar Streets, and State Street, between Ash and Beech Streets. This event was made possible by the Little Italy Association of San Diego. For more information, please call Joey Centanni at 619-471-7375.

DATE CHANGE DUE TO HOLIDAY!
09/09, Tues. – Little Italy Board of Directors’ Meeting
The Little Italy Association Board of Directors’ Meetings are open to the general public to discuss the Little Italy Association’s general business, upcoming events and issues. This meeting will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Hall (1654 State Street) from 8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. If you would like to be added to the reminder list, please email:Chris@LittleItalySD.com