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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.

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We  continue to 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.

July 2021 Italian Festivals and Events

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Annual Feast
July 14 through July 17, 2021
299 Delafield Avenue|
Town Hall Park
Lyndhurst, NJ
For more information about the Feast and procession with Our Lady, please call
(201) 935-1177
This fun family festival features delicous Italian food, rides, games and entertainment. There are rides for children and adults alike!
Enjoy delicious Italian food (eat in/take-out available). Try your luck at games of chance while enjoying Lyndhurst’s Free Summer Concert Series “Music Under the Stars”.
Nightly Concert schedule:
Wednesday – July 14th
7:00 p.m. – Eagle Mania
9:00 p.m. – Jesse’s Girl
Thursday – July 15th
7:00 p.m. = New Power Soul
9:00 p.m. – NY Bee Gees
Friday – July 16th
7:00 p.m. – Legacy
9:00p.m. – Louis Prima, Jr.
Saturday – July 17th
7:00 p.m. – Dancin’ Machine
9:00 p.m. – Michael Del Guidice w/the Billy Joel Band

The 146th  Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
The 146th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 15 - 20, 2021
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!
Feast Day is Friday, July 16th. with a food stand, Beer Garden, live entertainment, and Fireworks @ 10pm.
The week long Carnival opens at 6pm each evening. The food stand is open for lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm & at 5pm each day.

August 2021 Italian Festivals and Events

La Festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 11-15. 2021
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.

The Italian American Association of Ocean 
The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 11th – 15th, 2021
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Ocean Township, NJ
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! * * FREE ADMISSION * *
There's something for everyone! From sampling the great taste of Italy's delicious food, rides, games, music, and fireworks display on Friday at 9 pm. This year's festival promises 5 fun filled days of entertainment for the entire family

September 2021 Italian Festivals and Events

St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
September 11, 2021; 2 - 10 pm
Glassboro Town Square
Rowan Blvd
Downtown Glassboro, NJ
This festival features carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, cannoli eating contest, beer garden, food trucks, and of course, amazing Italian food.

Spring Lake  Italian Festival
Spring Lake Italian Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021 (12pm-5pm)
Morris Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
They will be closing Morris Avenue from Third to Fourth to turn the space into an Italian village. Italian food provided by member restaurants with a wine and beer garden to privide the al fresco food court for visitors to enjoy.
There will be Live Music, Face Painting and Balloon Twisting and of course the Petting Zoo. The Spaghetti Eating Contest, a crowd favorite, will be back as well. Spring Lake School of Dance will be performing Italian folk dances – a tremendous draw for families and friends. Not new, but always a draw, is the festival Art Walk that will take place along Third Avenue. There will be music on Third too!

October 2021 Italian Festivals and Events

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.

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