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.

June 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

Feast of St. Anthony
Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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, There will be a Mass on June 9, at 4pm, that will be followed by a procession through the streets with the statue of St. Anthony accompanied with music by the Gilio 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 Festival Raritan, NJ
St. Ann's Annual Italian Festa
June 12 - 15, 2019
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.

Festa di San Antonio
Festa di San Antonio
June 15, 2019; 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Parish @ Most Holy Rosary  Church
Msgr. Gambino Hall
625 Florida Grove Rd.
Hopelawn section of Woodbridge, NJ
Contact: Phone: 732-826-4859, email:
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.

The St. Anthony of Padua Society of Verona - Procession
The St. Anthony of Padua Society of Verona - Procession
June 15, 2019, commencing at 3:00 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 3:00pm 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.

Wildwood Italian Festival
Annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
June 28, 29 & 30, 2019: Friday 4PM to 10PM, Saturday 10AM to 10PM, Sunday 10AM to 6PM
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.

July 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
144th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 10 - 16, 2019
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, fireworks, a beer garden, the Carmine Pantalone Mt. Carmel Society Band, Italian Concerts, Italian Gardens and the Food Stand at the Mt. Carmel Hall. At the Beer garden, Free entertainment fearturing top performersd appera nightly on the Main Stage. DJ Ralph D'amelio begins nightly @ 7pm followed by live bands @8pm.
Fireworks take place on Monday, July 15th at dusk.

Our Lady Mt. Carmel Feast - Lyndhurst
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
July 10 - 13, 2019
Town Hall Park
299 Delafield Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Event Contact Name: Donna, Phone: 212-891-3627, Email:
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.
Discount ride tickets are available at the Rectory (till Wednesday afternoon-July 10th).
Nightly Concerts:
Wednesday - July 10th – Celebrating 50 Years of Woodstock
7:00 p.m. – Stone Flower (Santana Tribute)
9:00 p.m. – CSN Songs (Crosby, Stills & Nash Tribute)
Thursday - July 11th
7:00 p.m. – New Power Soul
9:00 p.m. – Louis Prima, Jr. & His Witnesses
Friday - July 12th
7:00 p.m. – The Fabulous Infernos
9:00 p.m. – Top of the World (A Carpenters Tribute)
Saturday - July 13th
7:00 p.m. – The Duprees
9:00 p.m. – The Stylistics
Procession with Our Lady on July 14th after 6:30 p.m. mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

The Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
The Feast of Mt Carmel - Berkeley Heights
July 16 - 20, 2019;
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!
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Four days packed full of delicious food, wine and brew, non-stop entertainment, great crowds, amusements, games, fireworks, and fun for the whole family. For adults, a beer and wine garden will be available. 
Fairgrounds open at 6 pm. All parking is off site. Family night fireworks show on July 20th & the Fireworks Extravaganza on July 16th.

The  St. Cesario Festival
The St. Cesario Festival
Saturday, July 20 , 2019; 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.

St Anns Festival Hoboken
St. Ann's Festival
Wednesday, July 24th thru Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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. Live Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. The feast day Mass takes place on Friday, July 26th at 11am followed by traditional St. Ann procession thru Hoboken neighborhood.

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
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.

Feast of the Assumption
Assumption Festival
August 10, 2019: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arbolino Park
Allen St
Netcong, NJ
Contact Name: Joe Amendola
Phone: 917-612-4808, Email:
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
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

September 2019 Italian Festivals And Events

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
Contact: John Scarpari, Phone: 609-631-7544, Email:
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.

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