Gelato Festival America returns to Washington D.C.

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Gelato chefs from all over the world will compete with original flavors to determine who is the best

Washington, D.C. (August 27th) – The world’s most prestigious event dedicated to gelato – all’italiana is back in America, and stopping in the nation’s capital! For the last ten years, Gelato Festival has worked hard to share the delight that is artisanal gelato making and is very excited to return to Washington, D.C. once again. In the city constantly heated by politics, cold gelato is a bipartisan treat for Washingtonians. Gelato chefs from all over the world will compete with original flavors to determine who is the best, Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, the 8th in front of City Market at O to celebrate and enjoy Italy’s iconic frozen dessert.

Organized in collaboration with Carpigiani and Sigep – Italian Exhibition Group, the Gelato Festival spreads knowledge and enjoyment of real Italian artisanal gelato through a contest where the chef behind the best gelato wins a gold medal by Florentine Goldsmith Paolo Penko. Following the Washington DC stage, Gelato Festival America will journey to West Hollywood, CA and open the first permanent Gelato Festival flagship store at 8906 Melrose Ave., which will carry all the best gelatos from the international tour. The celebration will continue as the Pacific Design Center transforms into a village of artisanal gelaterie to conclude the 2019 tour. Air Italy travels with Gelato Festival as the Global Partner.

A wristband entitles guests to all the gelato they can eat while participating in activities and voting for competing gelatos and the chefs who created them. The winner will continue the journey towards the Gelato Festival World Masters in Italy. Stock up on these rare gelatos in special cups from Gelato Festival’s Technical Sponsor, Stanpac, inspired by the unique history and people of Washington DC.


Gelato Festival America 2019 visits five cities:

(COMING SOON!) September 7-8 in Washington, DC
City Market at O
800 P Street Northwest | Washington, DC 20001

(SEASON FINALE!) September 28-29 in West Hollywood, CA*
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood, CA 90069

(COMPLETED) March 16-17 in Miami, FL*
Brickell City Centre
700 Brickell Avenue (between 7th & 8th Street) | Miami, FL 33131

(COMPLETED) June 1-2 in Boston, MA*
Boylston Plaza
800 Boylston St | Boston, MA 02199

(COMPLETED) August 17-18 in Chicago, IL*
W Taylor St
1301 West Taylor St | Chicago, IL 60607

*new locations


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