New Jersey Italian Festivals and Events

The top 2018 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.

October 2018 Italian Festivals And Events

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
Italian Festival
Friday, October 5, 6th, 7th, 2018
Parade: Sunday, October 7th, 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
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 6, 2018; 11 am - 4pm
5300 North Park Drive
Pennsuaken, NJ
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!

Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and  Columbus Day Parade
Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and Columbus Day Parade
Saturday October 6, 2018; 10:00 am until 6 pm
KIX-McNutley's, 63rd Street
Sea Isle City, NJ
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.

Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
October 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2018
St. Lucy's Church
118 7th Avenue
Newark NJ
(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.

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