Bella Vita Fest Celebrates Italian Culture In San Diego’s Little Italy This October 21-22 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win Tickets

September 9, 2023

More than 50 chalk artists depicting Italian themes will line the streets of San Diego's Little Italy with live Italian music, wine tastings, food booths, and more during the inaugural Bella Vita Festival taking place this October 21-22. Promo code SDVILLE saves on all tickets and we're also raffling off a pair of wine tasting passes.

October is Italian Heritage month, and to celebrate the occasion San Diego's Little Italy Association will host the inaugural Bella Vita Festival over the weekend of October 21 & 22. From the producers of Festa and ArtWalk San Diego events, this new Italian festival celebrates the tradition of street painting which began in 16th century Italy where traveling artists, known as Madonnari, would recreate famous paintings onto the pavement. The ticketed event will also feature Italian music, food vendors selling Italian specialties, wine tastings from more than 30 wineries, and merchandise vendors selling a large variety of products. San Diego's Little Italy has not enjoyed a chalk art festival since 2016, and event producers are thrilled to bring this inspiring art form back.
"Bella Vita Fest has been on the drawing table since 2018 and we're so excited to finally be able to bring it to the streets of San Diego's Little Italy," commented Little Italy Association Director Curt Brooker. "The festival promises a unique experience for attendees to view more than 40 chalk art paintings being created live before your eyes on the pavement. Treat yourself to delicious Italian wines and food. Enjoy live music with an Italian flair."
Tickets to Bella Vita Fest are available online. Single day admission is $15 per person and wine tasting passes are $50, and include tastes from over 20 wineries. Promo code SDVILLE saves 10% on any tickets. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Little Italy Association of San Diego. 

For more information about San Diego's Bella Vita Fest and to purchase tickets, visit, and enter below for a chance to receive two complimentary wine tasting tickets.

Enter for a chance to receive 2 complimentary wine tasting tickets to Bella Vita Fest on either October 21 or 22!

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