New Jersey Italian Festivals and Events

The top 2017 NJ Italian Festivals -
Promoting Italian culture,  and family unity

NJ Italian Festivals

Italian Feasts typically run for three to four days around a summer weekend and in addition to promoting the Italian culture and family unity, they raise money to support many worthwhile charitable causes.

Italian festivals or feasts are usually organized by either a Catholic church with a large Catholic following or an Italian community service organization with an interest in promoting their culture and providing knowledge and stories for future generations to benefit from.

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

June 2017 Italian Festivals And Events

St. Anthony Padua Procession
The St. Anthony of Padua Society of Verona - Procession
June 3, 2017, commencing at 2:00 p.m. 
32 Hamilton Road
Verona, New Jersey
Contact: 201-341-1195
This is a procession that will celebrate their Patronal Feast. The Procession begins at 2:00pm at The Statue of St. Anthony and a first class relic of the bone of St. Anthony will be brought in Procession through the streets.
Feast of St. Anthony
17th Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption
113 Chiego Place
Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204
This annual festival will feature delicious food, non-stop entertainment, great crowds, music, amusements, games, fun for the whole family. It is also a faith oriented celebration focusing on devotion to St. Anthony. A variety of local dance and karate studios are scheduled to put on performances, After the Noon Mass on June 11, there will be a procession through the streets with the statue of St. Anthony accompanied with music by the Metropolitan Festival Band. The 100-year-old statue, beautifully refurbished last year after languishing in storage since the current church was built, was part of the parish when it was founded in 1907
Festa di San Antonio
Festa di San Antonio
Saturday, June 10th, 2017; 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Parish @ Most Holy Rosary  Church
Msgr. Gambino Hal
625 Florida Grove Rd.
Hopelawn section of Woodbridge, NJ
Contact: Ronnie DeMatteo at 732-442-5252
This family event features Italian food and desserts (eat in/take out), raffles, activities and games for children and more. Elevator service is available. Festa goers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the parish food pantry. Whether you call it sauce or gravy come on by and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.
St Ann's Festival, Raritan
St. Ann's 112th Annual Italian Festa
June 14 - 17, 2017
St. Ann Church/School
45 Anderson Street
Raritan, New Jersey 08869
This family event is a celebration of homemade Italian food, beer, wine, games, rides, 50/50s, entertainment, and much, much more. All food prepared fresh each day!! Pasta Fagioli sold on Friday night. DJ on premise with a live Italian band.
Wildwood  Italian Festival
23rd Annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
June 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2017
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage held in North Wildwood. This three-day event draws over 75,000 people and features continuous live Doo-Wop entertainment, Italian Craft & Food vendors, children's activities and many other exciting events. Fri: 5 PM to 11 PM
Sat: Noon to 11 PM , Sun: 11 AM to 6 PM.

July 2017 Italian Festivals And Events

Mt. Carmel Feasr, Jersey City
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast
July 7- 9, 14 - 16, 2017
99 Broadway
Marion section of Jersey City NJ
201- 435- 7080
Feast activities include a nine day Novena beginning on July 7th held in the church. The outdoor street festival consists of food, nightly entertainment, nightly and super 50/50, games and rides.
Outdoor Events 6:30PM-11PM weekdays and Sunday, until 12 AM Friday and Saturday.
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
The 142nd Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 11 - 16, 2017; (Weekdays - 6 PM to 11PM, Friday & Saturday - 6 PM to Midnight)
St. Joseph's Church
Hammonton, NJ
Sponsors of the Longest running Italian Festival in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ Tradition Since 1875!
A week long festival of live entertainment, carnival rides, Italian marching bands, Italian songs, the Carmine Pantalone Mt. Carmel Society Band, Italian Concerts, Italian Gardens and the Food Stand at the Mt. Carmel Hall. Fireworks will begin on Sunday, July 16 at 10pm
Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Lyndhurst, NJ
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 26th Annual Feast
July 12 - 15, 2017
Town Hall Park
299 Delafield Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Event Contact Name: Donna, Phone: 212-891-3627
Free admission
This annual feast features Fun, Food, Rides, Games and Entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy delicious Italian food and wonderful desserts (eat in/take-out available). Try your luck at games of chance while enjoying Lyndhurst's Free Summer Concert Series "Music Under the Stars" (bring your own chair).
There will be hourly 50/50 raffles and a SUPER 50/50 which will be drawn on Saturday July 15th after the last concert. Super 50/50 tickets are $2.00 and you need not be present to win.
Discount ride tickets are available at the Rectory (till Wednesday afternoon-July 12th).
Nightly Concerts:
Wednesday - July 12th 7:00 p.m. – Beginnings - Chicago Tribute Band 9:00 p.m. – Big Shot – Tribute to Billy Joel Thursday - July 13th 7:00 p.m. – The Flamingos 9:00 p.m. – The Duprees Friday - July 14th 7:00 p.m. – AM Gold 9:00 p.m. – Shadows of the 60's Saturday - July 15th 7:00 p.m. – Eaglemania 9:00 p.m. – Darlene Love
Procession with Our Lady on July 16th after 6:30 p.m. mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. For more information, please call (201) 935-1177 between the hours of 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
The Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
July 12-15, 2017; with Family night fireworks show on July 14th & the Fireworks Extravaganza on July 15th
Mt. Carmel Field
Springfield Avenue & 56 River Road
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
908- 419-2255
Tickets and wristbands for rides will be available for purchase onsite only!
On-line ticket purchase
Four days packed full of delicious food, wine and brew, non-stop entertainment, great crowds, amusements, games, and fun for the whole family. For adults, a beer and wine garden will be available.
  Over 100 years ago, founders from Berkeley Heights created the Mt. Carmel Society.  A society of men carrying on the traditions of their forefathers brought over from Italy.
Fairgrounds open at 6 pm. All parking is off site
St. Ann's Festival
St. Ann's Festival
Saturday, July 22nd thru Wednesday. July 26th, 2017
On the streets around
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. On Saturday, the festival will open at 10 a.m. with a Mass, and then a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

Feast of St Cesario
The St. Cesario Festival
Saturday, July 22 , 2017; 7 AM - 11 PM
Arbolino Park
Netcong NJ
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This festival on the second to last Saturday of July is celebrated as a day of faith, food, fun, friendship, family, and fireworks. It continues to draw generation after generation as grandchildren, great grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren filled the pews of St. Michael's — some who traveled long distances to come back to the Netcong parish — to mark the feast of the Italian saint.

August 2017 Italian Festivals And Events

Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 9th - 13th, 2017
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Ocean Township, NJ
(732) 531-5768
This four day Italian Festival annually attracts over 80,000 people with a taste for our traditional foods and wholesome family fun. Celebrating Italian heritage and culture! * * FREE ADMISSION * *
There's something for everyone! From sampling the great taste of Italy's delicious food, rides, games, and music. This year's festival promises 5 fun filled days of entertainment for the entire family.
La festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 9th - 13th, 2017
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
La Festa Italiana celebrates Italian heritage, spirituality and is an evening of music, dance and authentic Italian foods. It's fun filled with games, an hourly 50/50, and terminates with the Super 50/50 raffle drawing. The festival will honor the Veneration of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Rocco.
Feast of the Assumption at the Jersey Shore
Italian Festival Feast of the Assumption at the Jersey Shore
August 17, 18, 19, & 20, 2017; from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Church of the Epiphany
615 Thiele Road
Brick, NJ
(732) 458-0220
Free parking, and free admission.
This event feature something for everyone! Food court with Italian and international food specialties, desserts, Arcade, Johnson fun Factory Rides, Spotlight Entertainment, Mary's Prayer Garden, vendors, and a Wine & Beer Garden. 
St. Sebastian's Italian Feast

St. Sebastian's Italian Feast
Augugust 23 - 27, 2017; Wednesday - Friday: 5 -10 PM, Saturday and Sunday 3 0 -10 PM
Walnut and Grove Street, Kaveny Field
Montclair NJ
Contact: Dan Arminio at 973-943-0733 or
This is a special year as the Society celebrates it's 91st Anniversary Feast in honor of St.. Sebastian. Brought to this country in 1926 by immigrants from the town of Cerami, Sicily, the Feast of St.. Sebastian has survived and flourished in the Township of Montclair. This years annual Feast as always, features a fine array of food and novelty vendors: Zeppoles, Cheese steaks and sausage and peppers, Italian hot dogs, brick oven pizza, Chicken Parmigiana sandwiches and many more will pleasure the patrons' taste buds. There will be entertainment each night, over 20 Amusement rides of all sizes will be provided by Campys Amusements, and a Wine and Beer Garden.
The entertainment will be provided Ray Cetrell as he wows the crowd on Saturday night and Tom Scala sings the Italian favorites on Sunday. As the Church bells of nearby Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church ring, the Tony Neglia Feast band plays and the fireworks boom, the statue of St. Sebastian will be carried out of the Church at 3:30 PM and paraded thru the neighborhood, climaxing in a 6 PM arrival of the Saint at his Feast.

September 2017 Italian Festivals And Events

Mercer County Italian Festival
Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival
September 22 , 23, 24, 2017, 12 noon to 10pm
Mercer County Park
Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
Italian cultural festival features authentic Italian and Italian American music; a Food Piazza including some of the region's best Italian restaurants; wine and beer gardens; amusement rides; children's activities; bocce; fireworks; Italian Market Tent with traditional Italian products; Heritage Pavilion with art and memorabilia; and Cultural Theater with cultural presentations. Fireworks Spectacular Display, Saturday at 9:30 PM, immediately following the headliner performance.