Best New Jersey Italian Festivals

NJ Italian Festivals

Listed Here are the best 2024 New Jersey Italian Festivals.
They feature culture festivals that offer sumptuous Italian food, live music, games, and kids activities.

New Jersey Italian festivals are vibrant events that honor Italian culture and family unity.

Attendees delight in mouth-watering Italian cuisine, thrilling games, live entertainment, and much more.

Italian Festivals, or feasts (large gatherings accompanied by food), are usually held over the course of a summer weekend.

These cultural events are largely organized by Catholic churches that have a significant congregation, or an Italian community service organization with an interest in promoting their culture and providing knowledge and stories for future generations to benefit from.

The primary aim of these organizations is to preserve and share their cultural heritage with future generations.


Note: 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.

 2024 Italian Festivals and Events

St. Anns Festival

St. Ann's Italian Festa in Raritan
June 20, 21, 22, 22, 2024
St. Anns Church
45 Anderson St.
Raritan, NJ
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Returning in 2024 after a three year hiatus, this poular Italian feast known for its Italian food has also provided music, rides, games, a beer garden, and a 50/50 raffle.
One of the popular attractions at this feast is their Italian food specialities, especially the huge meatballs " the size of an Italian woman's hand."

Feast of St. Vito

Feast of St. Vito
Saturday, June 22, 2024; 11am - 6pm
Trinity Parish
5th st, between
Ave C & Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 
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This Italian festival features live music, dood, and a beer garden.

Lady Mt. Carmel Feast

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
July 10 through July 13, 2024
299 Delafield Avenue|
Town Hall Park
Lyndhurst, NJ
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This fun family festival features delicous Italian food, rides, games and entertainment. There are rides for children and adults alike!
Held in conjunction with the Italian Feast at Town Hall Park Concert “Music Under the Stars”. These nightly concerts feature local bands playing all of your favorite hits, from the classics to the music of today.

Feast Mt Carmel

The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Monday, July 15 to Saturday, July 20, 2024
Mt. Carmel Society Hall
1 Mt. Carmel Lane
Hammonton, NJ
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One of the longest running Italian Festivals in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ tradition since 1875.
This annual family event features Italian food, wine and Beer Garden, live entertainment, and more.

Mt. Carmel Feast - Berkely

The Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
Friday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 16, 2024: 6pm - 11pm
Springfield Avenue & 56 River Road
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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This annual Italian family fest features 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.
Fireworks will highlight the event on Friday starting at 9:30 PM

St. Anns Festival

St. Ann's Festival
Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28, 2024
On the streets around St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
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Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, a beer garden, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. Feast Day Mass on July 26 followed by the Procession with a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

Italian Festival

Italian Festival & Wine Tasting
Saturday, Sunday, July 27th, 28th, 2024
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport NJ
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Cost: admission is $6. Kids 12 and under are free. General parking is free
This event features Italian wine tasting with participation by some of the area's top restaurants, delis, and food trucks, Attendees will get to enjoy live music both days, plus free family fun day activities in the picnic area on Sunday.The event begins with Food trucks at 11am, followed by live racing at 12:50pm.

The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival

The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 7th - 11th, 2024
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Oakhurst, NJ
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Free admission
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!
There's something for everyone! From sampling the great taste of Italy's delicious food, rides, games, music, Galbani Live Cooking Seminar, fireworks on Friday night.

La Festa Italiaina

La Festa Itialiana
August 7-11, 2024; 5pm - 11pm
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
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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. 
Each night Live Bands perform on the Mainstage.

Church of Epiphany Italian Festival

Church of Epipfany Italian Festival
August 15th, - 18th, 2024
615 Thiele Road
Brick, NJ
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This Italian family event features Rides, games, Italian food, live entertainment, a beer & wine garden, craft vendors, and more! Free admission & Parking

St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival

Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Friday to Monday, August 30, 31, September 1, 2, 2024
St. Bartholomew Church
2032 Westfield Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ
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The feast is truly a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and great food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday.

Feast of St. Joseph

The Feast of Saint Joseph of Lodi
Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2, 2024
Saint Joseph Church
40 Spring Street
Lodi, NJ
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This family event features traditional Italian festival food, exciting nightly entertainment, thrill rides, and games of chance. The highlight of the Feast is on Labor Day at 2PM where there is a solemn mass followed by a procession honoring Saint Joseph.

Hoboken Italian Festival

Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri - The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 5, 6, 7, 8, 2024
Sinatra Park
on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
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The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American festival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The Festival is a four day celebration of music food and fun from Thursday through Sunday. On Saturday they celebrate their "Feast" day, when the 800lb statue of Madonna Dei Martiri or Madonna of the Martyrs is carried through the streets of Hoboken.This includes a reenactment of the Blessing of the Fleet in the Hudson River, culminating with a fireworks show over Sinatra Park.

Feats of San Gennaro

Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
Saturday, September 7th, 2024; 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Main St, between 10th & 12th Ave
Belmar, NJ
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The days festivities kick off with a Mass celebrated in Italian at St. Rose Church in Belmar. Followed by the traditional procession of the Statue of San Gennaro to its place of honor on Main Street. The family friendly festival will feature authentic Italian foods, live entertainment, dancing and a pasta and cannoli eating contest. There will be awesome Italian food with live music, dancing, kid activities and vendor shopping along the festival route.

St. Anthony's Festival

St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
September 14, 2024; 2 - 10 pm
Glassboro Town Square
Rowan Blvd
Downtown Glassboro, NJ
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This festival features
carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, cannoli eating contest, beer garden, food trucks, and of course, amazing Italian food.

Smithville NJ Italian Festival

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2024: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Historic Smithville
Village Greene
Smithville, NJ
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Come and enjoy a taste of Italy. The event features delicious Italian Food and Deserts, Wine Tasting and Beer, Italian music, Folk dancing, Children's activities, Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance), a vendor market with Hand crafted items and imported Italian specialties, and a super 50/50. Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance).

Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival

Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival
September 27, 28, 2024
Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
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Admission Free
This popular annual fest features an 'Olde World' family festival including a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous FREE live entertainment.

Spring Lake Italian Festival

Spring Lake Italian Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2024 (12pm-5pm)
Morris Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
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This ventfeatures live music, Italian food, kids activities, and a spaghetti eating Contest, a crowd favorite. Not new, but always a draw, is the festival Art Walk that will take place along Third Avenue.

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