WAKEFIELD — Festival Italia, a two-day event put on by the town’s Event Planning Committee, is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22.

Friday, Aug.21 will feature a dinner buffet highlighting fine restaurants from Wakefield and surrounding area. The dinner will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center (formerly Sheraton Colonial) in Wakefield from 6 to 10:30 p.m. You will be treated to an abundance of food, entertainment, music and dancing.  They will be holding raffles and a door prize. This is an over-21 event.

Catch the “Early Bird” Ticket Special. Tickets are being offered for $30 pp between June15 and July 3 by contacting the EPC at [email protected], then, beginning on July 6, ticket price becomes $35 per person.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, downtown Wakefield (a portion of Main Street and Albion Street) will become Wakefield’s own personal Little Italy. The Event Planning Committee, organizer of the event, promises the vibe of an authentic Italian neighborhood street festival without leaving Wakefield. Italian food, street vendors, music, entertainment, beer garden and wine vineyard, Italian red sauce contest (details coming soon), shopping and a host of children’s activities will highlight the event. This is a family-filled, fun and free event.

Volunteers: This two day festival would be impossible to bring to Wakefield without the many dedicated volunteers who so generously give of their time and talents to make it all happen each year. If you are not already involved in the festival, please consider joining by offering just a little bit of your time. Areas where volunteers can help are set-up; take down, participant check in, helping with decorations and logistics. You will definitely meet some great people, have fun and help raise the funds that support EPC events. If you would like to volunteer please send e-mail to [email protected]

Organizers promise, if you’ve had a good time for the past five years, you’ll have a great time this year! Go to www.wakefieldepc.com for further updates on Festival Italia 2015.