The 2022 Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival took over Wheeling Heritage Port this weekend for its annual three-day celebration. This beloved summer festival celebrates all things Italy with live music, food, dancing and a bocce tournament.
The festival is organized by a volunteer board of directors who have worked tirelessly to put on this festival that has been running since 1983. Proceeds from the festival help award scholarships to college-bound students from the region, regardless of their ethnic background. To date, the festival scholarship program has awarded over $250,000 in awards to area students.
This year, festival patrons were thrilled at the return of the Little Italy section and also enjoyed live music by Robert “Moose” Dodrill, Avanti, Eli and The Mojo Kings, Ray Massa Big Italian Show, and many more!
Check out our exclusive gallery of photos from this year’s celebration:
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