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Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament

Get ready and save the date for one of Columbia’s most popular festivals! This year, starting
Saturday, September 28th, this all-day festival begins at 11am and ends at 10pm at the Robert Mills House & Hampton-Preston Mansion.

7325mBella Italia Lodge strives to bring the local community of Columbia together and increase
awareness in Italian heritage and culture!

This is a FREE event that is open to the public!! Visitors will enjoy an entire day of free entertainment, great Italian foods and refreshments, dancing, a display of classic Italian autos, an Italian market, and much more! In addition, there will be a Bocce Tournament with cash prizes to the top three winning teams. Teams must register for this event. To register please visit Bocce Tournament or contact

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In addition to celebrating all things Italian, this festival also raises funds for various charities
throughout Columbia. The Bella Italia Lodge has contributed to Harvest Hope Food Bank, The Oliver Gospel Mission, Christ Central Mission; paid for Veterans Memorial trips to Washington, DC; and assisted other humanitarian efforts around the region. In addition, a portion of their proceeds are earmarked to provide college scholarships to worth students in the Midlands. So come out to support and celebrate this charitable cause while immersing yourself into the Italian Culture with authentic food, games, much, much more!


Columbia,SC  is the prime business and social hub of South Carolina and the Midlands. It is home to the State Congress, the State Flagship University- The University of South Carolina, and the Riverbank Zoo. Columbia is the ideal location being that it is only a 15 minute drive to Lake Murray in Lexington and just two hours from the mountains and Charleston. Residents and visitors enjoy the diversity of the downtown business districts and the exciting nightlife of the Vista and Five-Points.  Lastly, Columbia has some of the most popular restaurants that showcase the best southern cuisines and seafood in the region.

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