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PHOTOS: ‘Everyone’s Italian’ at annual food and culture festival


The 39th Great Italian Festival was celebrated over the weekend in downtown Reno drawing a large crowd to the annual event. Every pasta, drink and sauce vendor had a line that extended far down the road, but spirits remained high and the event had an energetic feel to it. 

Attendees had more far more than just pasta to enjoy. Live music was featured on two stages. A cornhole competition took place and contestants competed in the festival favorite grape stomp. 

While the streets were full to the curb, foot traffic still moved about at a good speed and food vendors worked as fast as possible to keep things moving. 

Check out photos from this year’s event. 

Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.