Eh, whatsamatta you? The Italian Fest in Collinsville, Illinois, is happening this Friday and Saturday (September 17 and 18). You know what that means? It means grape stomping and bocce-ball tournaments. Yes, bocce ball, the game in which players throw larger balls toward the smaller ball. For those more athletically inclined, there is a 5K run/walk that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday so you can burn off a few calories before you indulge in cannolis, pasta and sausage, and hit the parade at 4 p.m. There is a play area available for the little ones (complete with a Moon Bounce tent), and two stages are set up with live music scheduled from 1 to 10 p.m. both days. All of the action takes place along Main Street in downtown Collinsville. For more event details, visit the website at www.italianfest.info.
Fri., Sept. 17; Sat., Sept. 18, 2010