Exciting new location in downtown Buffalo
at Niagara Square… where it all began!

Vintage 1926 Photo of Italian Americans Gathered at St. Anthony’s Church in Downtown Buffalo

Benvenuti and Welcome Family and Friends, To the Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage Festival of Buffalo New York. 

One of Buffalo’s greatest summer time traditions, The Galbani® Italian Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019. It will be located on Niagara Square and run along Delaware Avenue all the way to Huron Street in downtown Buffalo.

“We are very excited to announce that the 2019 Galbani® Italian Heritage Festival is moving Back to our Roots in downtown Buffalo where it all began many years ago” explained Galbani® Italian Heritage Festival President Carmen J. Palma.

The very first Buffalo Italian Festival, which was then called the Buffalo Italian Lawn Fete, took place at St. Anthony’s RC Church, located at 160 Court Street in downtown Buffalo right behind City Hall.

“We are so very appreciative for the support that we received over these past two years while we were at the Outer Harbor” stated President Palma.Viva L’Italia!!!
Carmen J. Palma, President

Entertainment Schedule 

Saturday, July 20th 2019

12:00 – 1:30PM  Ashlee Amoia & Joe Bolognese

1:30 – 3:00PM  Don Menza & Joe Giambra

3:00 – 4:30PM  Jack Civiletto with band

5:00 – 7:00PM  Formula Band

7:00 – 7:45PM  Opening Ceremonies

8:00 – 10:00PM  Sal Valentinetti with band

10:00 – 10:45PM  Russell J. Salvatore Fireworks/Music Display


Sunday July 21st 2019

11:00 – 12:00PM  Italian Mass at St. Anthony’s Church

12:00 – 1:00PM St. Anthony’s Procession (Italian hymns)

12:00 – 1:00PM Galbani Children’s Cheese Building Contest

1:00 – 2:00PM  Galbani Celebrity Cheese Building for Charity Contest

2:00 – 4:00PM  Italian Idol

5:00 – 6:30PM   Austin Giorgio from NBC’s The Voice

6:30 – 8:00PM  Atlantic City Boys (Frankie Valli tribute band)


Festival Sponsors