Pizza festivals are becoming a big deal! Just a few years ago they were scattered and disconnected but that’s all changing right before our eyes. Here’s a list of pizza festivals you might want to check out this summer and beyond:
June 20 – Sept 3 Long Island City Pizza Festival (Queens)
The 10-week event will feature a curated selection of the most recognized Pizzaioli in the world. All profits from the festival will be donated to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
July 29 Staten Island Pizza Fest
Enjoy pizza and craft beer at this event that raises funds for the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Aug 19 San Francisco Pizza, Bagel, and Beer Festival
Pizza wizard Tony Gemignani has assembled 40 purveyors of all your favorite carbs for this 1-day event. Proceeds support several charities, including Slice Out Hunger. (FROM SCOTT: “Special bonus, I’ll be at this one!”)
Aug 26 – 27 Pizza City Fest: Chicago
Sample pizza from dozens of shops from Chicago and beyond over two glorious days while enjoying lectures and panels from some of the best in the biz.
October 15 Pizza on the Pier in Brooklyn
Slice Out Hunger’s annual outdoor pizza celebration will return
November 4 Las Vegas Pizza Festival
Pizza makers representing all styles will feature slices at this all-star event run by some of the city’s keystone pizza makers.