The Onesti Entertainment Corporation was awarded the contract to produce the Taylor Street Festa Italiana in 2018. The event will take place this year from Aug. 16 to 19.
The news comes from the awarding body, The Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association.
“We couldn’t be more excited,” says LICNA president Joseph Esposito. “Ron Onesti knows this neighborhood as well as anyone, and we truly believe his heart is in the right place. His goals align with ours and his reputation is stellar.”
Onesti currently produces Festa Pasta Vino on Oakley Avenue and Little Italy Fest-West in Addison. He previously produced the Taylor Street festival for six years, and returns after a four-year hiatus.
“Ron is the guy to bring this event to where it should be, no question,” says National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Founder and President George Randazzo.
“I was born on this street and I’m excited to not only bring this celebration to the next level, but also to be an active part in solidifying Taylor Street as Chicago’s Little Italy,” Onesti says. “This will be an epic event!”