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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.


State of NJ

At this time, and until further notice,  COVID-19 executive orders  in effect apply to large public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, fireworks, beach activities, and inside restaurant dining and bars, resulting in either closures or restrictions in operation.

Starting May 22nd,
some outdoor recreational areas and businesses can restart their operations. These include batting cages, golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges, horseback riding, and private tennis clubs.

With near term, (prior to June 30) cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.


Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

June 2020 Italian Festivals And Events

Annual Feast of St. Anthony , Reselle Park, NJ
Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2020
Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption
113 Chiego Place
Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204
908-245-1107
Website

Note: This years feast will take place in a modified, socially distanced format. Please check their website for details & updates
In past years, this annual festival featured 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 Sunday, 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.

July 2020 Italian Festivals And Events

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel  Annual Feast
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
July 8 - 11, 2020
Town Hall Park
299 Delafield Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Website
Event Contact Name: Donna, Phone: 212-891-3627, Email: olmcannualfeast@gmail.com
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.

145th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
145th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 13 - 18, 2020
St. Joseph's Church
Hammonton, NJ
Website
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 featuring top performers appering nightly on the Main Stage. DJ Ralph D'amelio begins nightly @ 7pm followed by live bands @8pm.
Fireworks take place on Thursday, July 16th at dusk.

St. Ann's Festival
St. Ann's Festival
Wednesday, July 22nd thru Sunday, July 26th, 2020
On the streets around
St. Ann Church
704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
201-659-1114
Website
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 Sunday, July 26th at 11am followed by traditional St. Ann procession thru Hoboken neighborhood.

August 2020 Italian Festivals And Events

Italian Festival and Wine Tasting
Italian Festival and Wine Tasting
August 1, 2020; Gates open 7:30am, First Race 12:50pm
Monmouth Park
Oceanport, NJ
Website
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.

La Festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 12th - 16th, 2020
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
201-795-0120
Website
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
Garfield La Festa Italiana
Thursday, August 13 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church
188 MacArthur Avenue
Garfield, NJ
Website
This family event features food, carnival games, rides, raffles and DJ music. Free entertainment nightly .

St. Ann's  Annual Italian Festa, Raritan, NJ
St. Ann's Annual Italian Festa
August 26 - 29, 2020
St. Ann Church/School
45 Anderson Street
Raritan, New Jersey 08869
Website
908-725-1008
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.

September 2020 Italian Festivals And Events

Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
September 19 and 20, 2020; 11am - 6pm
Main St., Between 10 & 13th Avenue
Belmar, NJ
Website
732-747-4449
This event features an Italian cultural experience with live music, local Italian food, traditional Italian dancing, a Wine & Beer Garden, a cannoli contest, crafters, kids activities, and more. The festival begins on Saturday with a Mass celebrated in Italian at St. Rose Church in Belmar, followed by the traditional procession of the Statue of San Gennaro to its place of honor on Main Street.

October 2020 Italian Festivals And Events

Annual North Wildwood  Italian-American Festival
Annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
October 2, 3, 2020 Friday 4PM to 10PM, Saturday 10AM to 10PM, Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
609-972-7275
Website
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.

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