The Best Italian Festivals and Events in New Jersey

NJ Italian Festivals

Your Guide To The Best Italian Festivals and Events in New Jersey. They Feature Italian Festivals With an Emphasis on Promoting Italian Culture and Family Unity.

Italian Festivals 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: 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 2021 Italian Festivals and Events

Olde Time Italian Festival
An Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday, Saturday, October 1, 2, 2021; Friday: 5 p.m. - 10pm, Saturday: noon to 10pm.
Fox Park at Ocean Avenue
between Burk and Montgomery Avenues
An 'Old World' family festival featuring crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment. Lots of fabulous food & merchandise vendors. Entertainment Headliners are The Skyliners on Friday, & Bobby Rydell on Saturday!

Italian American Festival & Car Show
Italian American Festival & Car Show
Saturday, October 2, 2021: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cooper River Park
North Park Drive(on left of Cooper House
Camden, NJ
This event features Italian Cars, Italian Food, Local Wine Tasting and Craft Beer Garden, Musical Acts and Entertainment, and Activities for Kids For more information and Car Registration, visit

Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and  Annual Columbus Day Parade
Annual Sea Isle City Italian-American Festival and Annual Columbus Day Parade
October 2, 2021; 11:00 am until dusk
Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment.

Clark Unico's 14th Annual Italian-American Feast
Clark Unico's 14th Annual Italian-American Feast
October 7th thru 10th, 2021
430 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ
Facebook Page
This annual event features a great selection of food, beer, wine, live bands, and entertainment each night, novelty vendors, games, rides, raffles, and much more.

Ocean  County Columbus  Day  Parade & Italian Street Festival
Ocean County Columbus Day Parade & Italian Street Festival
Friday, October 8th, 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday, October 9th, 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday, October 10th, 2021, 10:00am to 8:00pm
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.
The Parade will be held on Sunday at 1 pm, on the Boulevard from J Street to Sampson Avenue.

Feast of Saint Gerard Maiella
October 15, 16, 17, 2021
St. Lucy's Church
118 7th Avenue
Newark NJ
This event features 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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