Tuesday, August 9, 2016

La Festa Italiana 2016

Beginning this Wednesday, 8/10 through Sunday, 8/14, the ever-popular La Festa Italiana will be running on 6th Street between Brunswick and Monmouth. 

The festival initially began in 1902 in honor of Our Lady of Assumption and St. Rocco and has been an annual event ever since, drawing long-time residents and large crowds every year. It's a family-friendly event with games, live music, dancing, and lots of food.

The festival is best known for its rice balls, made by parishioners by the hundreds and served freshly cooked. Other best bets include the zeppoles, the wine and peaches, and the sneakily strong limoncello. They will also have pizzas made to order in a coal-fired brick oven, classics like sausage and peppers, Italian hot dogs, salumeria stands, handmade cannoli, and more.

Vendors include Delenio's for the eighth year in a row with clams, mussels, meatball sliders, and more along with The Angry Crab with their normal truck menu, Gia's Gelato, and Waffle It and Co. Besides the peaches and wine and the limoncello, local bars also provide beer trucks.

The festival will run from 5pm-11pm Wednesday-Friday and from 3pm-11pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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