New Jersey Italian Festivals and Events
The top 2017 NJ Italian Festivals -
Promoting Italian culture, and family unity
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.
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June 2017 Italian Festivals And Events
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
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.
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
St. Ann's Festival
Saturday, July 22nd thru Wednesday. July 26th,
On the streets around
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
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.
August 2017 Italian Festivals And Events
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
Contact: Dan Arminio at 973-943-0733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.