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.  We offer a music entertainment venue, a large carnival, and more than 30 other events that welcome thousands of visitors during Memorial Day Weekend it is a “don’t miss” festival to kick off your summer. Festa features great Italian food, family fun for the whole family including our grand parade, contests and pageants, bocce and golf tournaments, 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 work under the umbrella of The Herrin Chamber of Commerce and in tandem with the City of Herrin and The Herrin Civic Center.

Our Mission Statement

We host an annual local festival to celebrate the town of Herrin’s Italian heritage.  We strive to promote a spirit of volunteerism as we connect with our community.  With the help of the festival revenue, we provide economic assistance to our local businesses and fellow not for profits, in an effort to serve the greater good of the Herrin area.

Entertainment Venue

Musical entertainment venue at HerrinFesta Italiana. Located on the north side of the Herrin Civic Center, the Entertainment Stage and the Beverage Garden are where you can enjoy your favorite adult beverages.

The Midway

HerrinFesta’s Midway features great food, a carnival, and a variety of vendor booths. Entry into the Midway is free, and open to all ages.

  • A number of accessible parking spaces are located at Tim Loughran Dentistry (200 S. 16th Street). These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for those with ADA plate/placard parking credentials.
  • Guests who have lost items while attending the festival are encouraged to visit the Customer Service Station located in the center of the Midway during the festival. At the close of HerrinFesta Italiana weekend, unclaimed items will be held at the Herrin Police Department for thirty (30) days.


If you would like to volunteer at Festa, please fill out our online request form.