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.

June 2023
Italian Festivals and Events

Feast of St. Anthony
Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Thursday, June 8, through Sunday, June 11, 2023
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.
After the Noon Mass on June 11, there will be a procession through the streets with the statue of St. Anthony accompanied with music by the Metropolitan Festival 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.

Festa di San  Antonio
Festa di San Antonio
Saturday, June 10, 2023, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Good Shepherd Parish @ Most Holy Rosary  Church
625 Florida Grove Rd.
Hopelawn section of Woodbridge, NJ
(732) 826-4859
This family event features Italian food and desserts (eat in/take out), raffle, activities and games for children and more. Elevator service is available. In addition, a classic car show presented by Raritan Bay Cruisers will be in the church parking lot from 11:30am-3:30pm (weather permitting). Whether you call it sauce or gravy come on by and enjoy some food, fun and fellowship.

July 2023
Italian Festivals and Events

The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Tuesday, July 11, to Sunday, July 16, 2023
Mt. Carmel Society Hall
1 Mt. Carmel Lane
Hammonton, NJ
Sponsors of the Longest running Italian Festival in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ Tradition Since 1875!
This annual family event features a food stand, Beer Garden, live entertainment, grand finale Fireworks on the 16th, and more!

St. Ann's Festival
St. Ann's Festival
Friday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 26, 2023
On the streets around
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 659-1114
Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, a beer garden, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. Feast Day Mass on July 26 followed by the Procession with a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

August 2023
Italian Festivals and Events

La Festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 9-13. 2023; 5pm - 11pm
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. Each night Live Bands perform on the Mainstage. Perfect for grabbing a Sausage & Pepper Sandwich and a Beer and watching these great performances.

The Italian American Association of Ocean    Township Annual Italian Festival
The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 9th – 13th, 2023
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Oakhurst, NJ
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, Galbani Live Cooking Seminar, and more

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