Date & Time
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location Acrisure Stadium, Gate A, South Plaza 100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause! 

The 12th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival will return to Acrisure Stadium, South Endzone Gate A, on Saturday, August 12. Support the History Center’s Italian American Program and sponsor a team of four in the double-elimination tournament!

The annual event is free and open to the public, so stop by to cheer on the players, observe the games, and enjoy entertainment all day long from The Aces with special guest Shari Richards, The New Pure Gold, and The Jaggerz (on-site seating available on a first come, first serve basis). Delicious Italian Fare by Common Plea Catering will also be available for purchase. Click here to see the menu.

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.
Registration Opens

10:45 a.m.
Welcome & Rules of Play Review
Bocce Court Blessing

11:00 a.m.
Tournament Begins
Common Plea Concessions Open
History Center Pop-Up Shop Opens
Performance by: The Aces w/ Special Guest Shari Richards

1:00 p.m.
Performance by: The New Pure Gold

3:00 p.m.
Performance by: The Jaggerz

3:30 p.m.
History Center Pop-Up Shop Closes

5:00 p.m.
Winning Team Trophy & Prize Presentation

5:30 p.m.
End of Event

New this year! The History Center will have a pop-up shop featuring a selection of Italian American themed items from the Museum Store.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the History Center’s Italian American Program.

Founded in 1990, the Italian American Program is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania. The Italian American collection at the History Center is one of the largest in the country and home to artifacts and archival materials that document the pivotal role Italian Americans play in shaping our region.

For more information, please contact Briana Hornung, Special Events Coordinator, at

register now!

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