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 2022 Italian Festivals and Events

Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Annual Feast of St. Anthony
Thursday, June 9, 2022, through Sunday, June 12, 2022
Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption
113 Chiego Place
Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204
908-245-1107
Website
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.





July 2022 Italian Festivals and Events

The 147th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 11, 2022 to July 16, 2022
Mt. Carmel Society Hall
1 Mt. Carmel Lane
Hammonton, NJ
Website
609-561-4818
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, and more!

St. Ann's Festival
St. Ann's Festival
Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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. 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 2022 Italian Festivals and Events

La Festa Itialiana
La Festa Itialiana
August 10-14. 2022; 5pm - 11pm
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. Each night Live Bands perform on the Mainstage. Perfect for grabbing a Sausage & Pepper Sandwich and a Beer and watching these great performances.

Italian American Association of Ocean 
            Township Annual Italian Festival
The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 10th – 14th, 2022
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Ocean Township, NJ
IAATO1110@gmail.com
908-902-8512
Website
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, and more!

>Church of Epipfany Italian Festival
Church of Epipfany Italian Festival
August 18 - 21, 2022; 5pm - 10pm
615 Thiele Road
Brick, NJ
Website
Free admission & Parking
This family event features Rides, games, Italian food, live entertainment, a beer & wine garden, craft vendors, and more!





September 2022 Italian Festivals and Events

Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Annual St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
Friday, September 2 to to Monday, September 5, 2022 (Friday, Saturday Sunday 4:30pm to 10:30pm; Monday 3:30pm to 9:30pm)
St. Bartholomew Church
2032 Westfield Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ
908-322-5192
Website
The feast is truly a great family event and has something for everyone to enjoy. There is nightly live music, rides, games, and great food, including favorites like pizza, pasta, zeppoles, clams, mussels, and calzones. In addition, there are nightly 50/50 drawings and a super 50/50 raffle on Monday

St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
St. Anthony's Italian Heritage Festival
September 10, 2022; 2 - 10 pm
Glassboro Town Square
Rowan Blvd
Downtown Glassboro, NJ
Website
(856) 881-0500
TBryant@glassboro.org
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.

Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
Belmar Feast of San Gennaro
Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18 2022; 11:00AM - 6:00PM DAILY
Main St, between 10th & 12th Ave,
Website
Belmar, NJ
The days festivities kick off 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.
The family friendly festival will feature authentic Italian foods, live entertainment, dancing and a pasta and cannoli eating contest.
There will be awesome Italian food with live music, dancing, kid activities and vendor shopping along the festival route.

Spring Lake  Italian Festival
Spring Lake Italian Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2022 (12pm-5pm)
Morris Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
Website
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!

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council # 6342 Italian Festival
September 24, 2022, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Rain date Sept 25th)
Historic Smithville
Village Greene
Smithville, NJ
Website
Come and enjoy a taste of Italy. The event features delicious Italian Food and Deserts, Wine Tasting and Beer, Italian music (Live Entertainment By Jim Craine and his Atlantic City All-Stars Band), Folk dancing, Children's activities, Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance), Italian and Classic cars, a vendor market with Hand crafted items and imported Italian specialties, and a super 50/50. Free Bocce Ball (must register in advance). Open to the public Admission and parking are free.

An Olde Time Italian Festival
An Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday, Saturday, September 30th & October 1, 2022; Friday: 5 p.m. - 10pm, Saturday: noon to 10pm.
Fox Park at Ocean Avenue
between Burk and Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood
For more info call 609.729.7499
Website
Admission to the festival is FREE!
Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood on Friday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on Saturday from noon until 11 p.m. for the 16th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival. Come experience an 'Olde World' family festival including a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous FREE live entertainment. A spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. Friday night live entertainment features Vito Picone & The Elegants ("Little Star") and Saturday night entertainment features Tommy C., The Voice of Tribute, as well as Lou Christie.





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