Eat, drink and be ITALIAN!

IFLogoblogAutumn has finally arrived here in Las Vegas - the weather has turned, the leaves are falling and alas, pool season will soon be relegated to memory. But while bikinis, hip DJs and umbrella-clad drinks may be gone, something wonderful will still be happening poolside this weekend here at M Resort. The Marnell family is bringing their Italian tradition with the second annual Italian Festival. Celebrated by guests, visitors and locals alike as a day of Italian food, fun and entertainment for the whole family, the Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the glorious Villaggio Del Sole outdoor pool and entertainment piazza.

ItalianFestivalblogThe Italian Festival takes popular restaurants and vendors, mixes them together with exciting entertainment and adds a dash of tantalizing wines creating the perfect recipe for fun. Italian delicacies like calzones, pizza, sausage and pepper sandwiches and various specialties prepared by local restaurants and the M Resort's world-renowned chefs will be available.

New this year, the Festival will highlight Villaggio Del Sole's Main Stage. The stage will feature a variety of entertainment including performances by the classics crooner Mark O'Toole and the children's group Musicology Academy, cooking demonstrations by Chef Tina Martini and contest favorites including spaghetti eating and grape stomping. Children can enjoy face painting, tattoo artists, colorful balloons and more.

ChildPastablogAdmission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under age 5. Paid admission includes choice of one select beverage. Tickets to purchase food items will be available at the Meetings Registration Desk on the Spa Level and during the Festival at the ticket booths located in the Villaggio Del Sole area.

So embrace autumn and embrace being Italian whether you are or not. This Saturday and Sunday, we'll all be Italian together here at M Resort!