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La Fiesta Italiana: Jersey City’s Italian Festival
August 9 @ 5:00 pm - August 13 @ 11:00 pm
La Festa Italiana at Holy Rosary Church is century old tradition that celebrates Italian Heritage, Food and Faith.
Today, over 100 years later this “Feast” still goes on. Much of the tradition still remains. In honor of both Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Rocco, La Festa Italiana has morphed into one of New Jersey’s premier Italian Street Festivals. People travel from all over the country back to their spiritual home at Holy Rosary for a reunion with childhood friends and family. It is a one-of-a-kind celebration.
For five days in mid-August this old-world Italian Street Festival brings together local restaurants and food vendors, live entertainment, games and rides for the kids and thousands of patrons to honor and celebrate Italian American Culture. Traditionally, the last day of the event a Mass is celebrated with the statues of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Rocco are processed through the streets with marching band. The event concludes with the drawing of a Super 50/50 Cash Raffle which on average has a prize of over $10,000.