New Jersey Italian Festivals and Events

The top 2017 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 2017 Italian Festivals And Events

Ocean County Italian Festival
Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
October 6, 7, 8, 2017
Grant Avenue from Bay Blvd. to Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, N.J
Celebrating the Annual Columbus Day Parade and ItalianHeritage Festival. A fun filled weekend of food, friends, and Italian Culture. Friday through Sunday, featuring performances from Italy. Friday, 4 to 10 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm. Savor a weekend of delectable Italian specialties, arts and crafts, outstanding entertainment and a parade that is bound to delight young and old alike. 26th Annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade at 1:00 pm, Sunday on the Boulevard

Sea Isle City Italian American Festival
Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and Columbus Day Parade
Saturday October 7, 2017; 10:00 am until dusk
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.
Cooper River Italian American Festival
Cooper River Italian - American Festival
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
at the Columbus Statue
Cooper River Park
5300 N. Park Drive
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
This festival is a day of celebration of Christopher Columbus on the Cooper River, a day rich in tradition featuring Italian food, kids activities, local wine tastings and a beer garden.

Feast of St Gerard, Newark
Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
October 14, 15, 16, 2017
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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