New Jersey Italian Festivals and Events

The top 2019 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.

August 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

Italian Festival and Wine Tasting
Italian Festival and Wine Tasting
August 3, 2019; Gates open 7:30am, First Race 12:50pm
Monmouth Park
Oceanport, NJ
Website
An Italian festival with bocce ball, Italian food, crafters, wine tasting and some horse racing.
For only $10 enjoy 5 two-ounce samples of Italian wines and receive a commemorative wine glass. Sponsored by Opici Wines.

The Italian American Association of Ocean 
          Township Festival
The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019
Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Rd.
Oakhurst, NJ
infoiaato@gmail.com
732-517-1040
Website
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, and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9th . This year's festival promises 5 fun filled days of entertainment for the entire family.

Feast of the Assumption
Assumption Festival
August 10, 2019: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arbolino Park
Allen St
Netcong, NJ
Website
Contact Name: Joe Amendola
Phone: 917-612-4808, Email: brojoeis@gmail.com
This traditional Italian family Feast, carried down to the fourth generation. features a night filled of fun with food, drinks, live music, fireworks, kids activities, a 50/50 and more.
A highlight of the evening is the awesome fireworks display at dusk.


La Festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 14th - 18th, 2019
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
201-795-0120
Website
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.

Garfield La Festa Italiana
Thursday, August 15 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church
188 MacArthur Avenue
Garfield, NJ
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This family event features food, carnival games, rides, raffles and DJ music. Free entertainment nightly

Italian Festival Feast of the Assumption at the Jersey Shore
Italian Festival Feast of the Assumption at the Jersey Shore
Thursday August 15 - Sunday, August 19, 2019; nightly. 5PM – 10PM
Church of the Epiphany
615 Thiele Road
Brick, NJ
732-966-5447
Website
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.

Wedding of the Sea Festival, Atlantic City
Wedding of the Sea Festival
August 15, 2019; 12:00pm — 7:00pm
St. Michael's Church (Parish of St. Monica)
10 N. Mississippi Ave. ( Entrance on Georgia Ave.)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-345-1878
Website
Cost: Free and open to public
This annual event features a variety of Italian and multicultural foods, a beer garden, games, face painting, and live music. Thousands attend each year! Mass at Boardwalk Hall is followed by the traditional "Wedding of the Sea" wreath toss at the surf. Come celebrate the relationship of the city and the sea and asks God to grant success to the work of so many to build up our great city.

St. Sebastian's Italian Feast
St. Sebastian's Italian Feast
August 21 - 25, 2019
Walnut and Grove Street, Kaveny Field
Montclair NJ
Website
Contact:  Dan Arminio at 973-943-0733 or dma7960@aol.com 
This Feast is in honor of St.. Sebastian. Brought to this country in 1926 by immigrants from the town of Cerami, Sicily, has survived and flourished in the Township of Montclair.  This years annual Feast as always, features a wide variety of luscious Italian and New American foods such as the favorites: Sausage and Peppers sandwiches, Cheesesteaks, Zeppoles, hot dogs, Filipino buffet, Brick oven Pizza, Fresh Seafood: Calamari, Shrimp Cocktail, raw clam bar, and Gyros. A new addiiton this year is "Cafe Sebastiano, an outdoor coffee and dessert setting with table service available!
Come listen to the Italian and American serenades each night of Ray Cetrel, Jerry Pearce, Eric DeLauro, Tom Scala and the Rockin Soul Band! Be that one winner 50/50 and win some great cash! The Big Highlight is honoring the Patron, St Sebastian himself! On Saturday night, there will be a Vespers service in his honor at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Mounht Carmel Chursh, 94 Pine St., High Mass on Sunday at 11:30 Am at the Church with Italian homily about St Sebastian. At 3:30 PM Sunday, as the Church Bells ring, the Giglio Band of Brooklyn and the Rick Macri Festa Italiana bands play, and the statue of St Sebastian will be carried out of the Church and placed on its beautifully detailed carrier, "Avara" to parade thru the local streets. The Saint arrives at his Feast around 6 PM.

St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Friday, August 30  to Monday, September 2, 2019
St. Bartholomew Church
2032 Westfield Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ
908-322-5192
Website
The festival honors San Nicola di Bari, the patron saint of the town of Montazzoli, Italy. This family feast features nightly live music, rides, games, and Italian food including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. A procession will be held following the 5 p.m. Saturday Mass which is celebrated in Italian. This year's entertainment includes: the Classic Acoustic/Electric Music sounds of Wolf Creek, The Mark Reno Elvis Tribute Show, the Rock sounds of The Broadcasters, and the New Orleans Jazz & Funk sounds of The VooDudes.

The Feast of Saint Joseph
The Feast of Saint Joseph - Viva San Giuseppe
Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2, 2019
Saint Joseph Church
40 Spring Street
Lodi, NJ
Website
This family event features traditional Italian foods, rides for all ages, and games of chance! Enjoy entertainment every night of the Feast! The highlight of the Feast is on Labor Day at 2PM where there is a solemn mass followed by a procession honoring Saint Joseph.



September 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri
Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri - The Hoboken Italian Festival
Thursday, September 5 - Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
Hoboken Italian Festival
Hoboken, NJ
Website
Contact: 201-653-2699 & 732-255-2144, email: dvella@thisisitproductions.com
The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American ffestival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. This waterfront extravaganza features international food and music. The highlight of the feast, aside from the staggering variety of food and entertainment, is the day long procession through the streets of Hoboken, including a pain staking reenactment of the "Blessing of the Fleet" in the Hudson River, The 4 day event has it's grand finale on Saturday with a huge fireworks extravaganza over the park at 9:00 pm.

St Anthony's Italian Festival
St Anthony's Italian Festival
Saturday, September 14th, 2019: 2pm -10pm
College Ave
Glassboro, NJ
Website
This family event features carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, beer gardens, pasta making demonstrations, wine stomping, and of course, Italian food.

Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
September 14, 15, 2019; 11am - 6pm
Main St., Between 10 & 13th Avenue
Belmar, NJ
732-747-4449
This event features an Italian cultural experience with live music, local Italian food, traditional Italian dancing, a Wine & Beer Garden, a cannoli contest, crafters, kids activities, and more. The festival begins on Saturday 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.

Mercer County Italian Festival
Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival
September 27, 28, 29, 2019; Hours: Friday 3:00pm - 11:00pm , Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm & Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm (Rain or Shine)
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Website
Contact: John Scarpari, Phone: 609-631-7544, Email: mcitalianamericanfestival@gmail.com
Admission: Adults: $5.00, Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00, Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE
The 20th Anniversary of New Jersey's number one Italian American Festival returns to Mercer County Park. Named one of New Jersey's Best Fall Festivals by CBS New York, this annual celebration of Italian and Italian American culture features a Food Piazza with Beer & Wine Gardens, national and regional entertainment, an Italian Market with contemporary and traditional Italian merchandise, a Heritage Pavilion with local memorabilia and cultural presentations, amusement rides, children's activities, fireworks, bocce and more! The festival is a rain or shine event with plenty of covered areas for guests' comfort.

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
September 28, 2019; 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Rain Date September 29)
Historic Smithville
Village Greene
Smithville, NJ
Website
Come and enjoy a taste of Italy. The event features delicious Italian Food and Deserts, Wine Tasting and Beer, live Italian music, folk dancing, Children's activities, and more. Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance), Italian and Classic cars, a vendor market with Hand crafted items and imported Italian specialties, and a super 50/50. Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance). Open to the public Admission and parking are free.
This years entertainment will feature Jim Craine known as "The Voice" and "The Singing Lifeguard", Jim Craine and his big band show named, (*what else?) "The Jim Craine Show", has entertained from Atlantic City casinos (his home turf) to cruise ships and major nightclubs up and down the East Coast and Canada.

Spring Lake  Italian Festival
Spring Lake Italian Festival & Art Walk
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Noon - 5pm
noon till 5:00
Spring Lake Business District
Morris Avenue (Between Third & Fourth Avenue)
732-449-0577
Website
The festival will feature 5 hours of music, food, wine/beer, art and fun for the entire family.Italian food provided by our member restaurants with a wine and beer garden to give us the al fresco food court that our visitors have come to love. New this year will be a Mime – a staple at festivals in Italy. This evnt also features a performance by the renowned Italian entertainer "Uncle Floyd" Vivino whose "Uncle Floyd Show" aired in the NY and NJ markets from 1974 to 1998. Uncle Floyd is a musician, and actor who has appeared in many TV shows and in a number of movies. He will entertain us with his music, acting and comedy. He will appear on our festival stage on Saturday at 4pm



October 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and  Columbus Day Parade
Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and Columbus Day Parade
Saturday October 5, 2019; 11:00 am until 6 pm
KIX-McNutley's, 63rd Street
Sea Isle City, NJ
Website
609-263-4461 x 1230 or 609-263-6341
The Parade starts at 2:00 pm in front of the Italian-American Club and ventures down Landis Avenue and ends at KIX-McNutley's, 63rd Street where the Italian Festival will be happening.
The festival grows larger every year with 40 food, craft and various merchant vendors that attended last year.

Ocean  County Columbus  Day  Parade & Italian Street Festival
Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
Friday, October 11th, 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday, October 12th, 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday, October 13th, 2019; 10:00am to 8:00pm
Parade: Sunday, October 13th, at 1:00pm on the Boulevard, Seaside Heights.
Floats, bands, antique cars, contests, clowns, etc
Grant Avenue from Bay Blvd. to Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, N.J
Website
Celebrating the Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Heritage Festival. A fun filled weekend of food, friends, and Italian Culture.

Italian American Festival & Car Show
Italian American Festival & Car Show
October 12, 2019; 11 am - 4pm
5300 North Park Drive
Pennsauken, NJ
Website
856-986-9737
This event features a day rich in tradition featuring Italian food, kids activities, entertainment, local wine tastings , a beer garden, and a car show featuring Italian made autos!

Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019
St. Lucy's Church
118 7th Avenue
Newark NJ
Website
(973) 803-4200
Great Italian food, live entertainment and a procession. During each of the three days of the festival the life-sized likeness of the saint is removed from the chapel and first brought by the side alter. Displayed at the side alter is a photo board that the many faithful of the parish create each year as a testament to the successful but difficult births attributed to the intercession of St. Gerard who is the patron saint of expectant mothers.
Secure parking available



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