The Italian festival is a celebration of all things Italian and an opportunity to bring a sense of community to students of Italian. There are several Italian clubs in Marin who donate to the Italian program and those clubs are also invited to attend the festa so that they can meet the students that they are supporting. The festa has a carnival feel; there is face-painting, games, prizes, food, music, bocce ball and a raffle with great prizes. During the festa, there is a slide show with pictures of all of the field trips, hands on projects that we have done during the school year. The event is open also to the families of students of Italian, so there are kids and parents there.