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HerrinFesta Italiana founded in 1991 and voted Best Festival in Illinois in 2014 is a tremendous crowd pleaser. A celebration of the rich Italian heritage in Herrin, IL and now a spectacular entertainment complex that welcomes thousands of visitors during Memorial Day Weekend it is a “don’t miss” festival that welcomes summer.
The event features great Italian food, family fun, an array of contests for every family member and a fine arts and crafts exhibit to spotlight the creative talents of regional artists and craftsmen. The City of Herrin rolls out the red carpet for the major yearly event of the city for a week long run in May. The Festa is run by volunteers. They they work under the umbrella of The Herrin Chamber of Commerce and in tandem with the City of Herrin and The Herrin Civic Center.