La Festa Italiana in Downtown Jersey City!BY Editor, August 6, 2015
Jersey City’s annual La Festa Italiana is upon us! From Wednesday August 12th through Sunday August 16th Liberty Towers residents have fives chances to take part in one, two, three, four or all five days of fun at this Italian feast! This celebration which first began in 1902 will be taking place for its 112th year and will be held at Holy Rosary Church. La Festa Italiana which aims to bring the Jersey City community together and raise funds for the restoration and up keeping of the church will feature live music, mouthwatering Italian food and vendors along the 3 block span the festival will be taking place.
From 5 pm until 11 pm Wednesday through Saturday the traditional downtown festival will be in full swing and Sunday from noon until 9 pm.
Live music will be played every night and Sunday DJ Dan from Blue line Productions will also be performing earlier in the day. The lineup for the live music bands can be found below:
- Wednesday August 12th– The Toga Party Band
- Thursday August 13th– Nine Deez Band
- Friday August 14th– The Shots
- Saturday August 15th– Total Soul
- Sunday August 16th– William Pompeo & The Pros
Traditional treats to look forward to are homemade Zeppoles made by Holy Rosary Parishioners and rice balls. Homemade cheesecakes, brownies and cookies will also be served so make sure to leave some room for dessert! Other traditional Italian food includes sausage and peppers, meatballs and fresh mozzarella.
Wine star will also have a bar set up serving wine and beer. The famous homemade Peaches and Wine will also be served with a 20% increase in supply based on last year’s popular demand! Limoncello is another favorite drink that will be served once again this year.
Vendors selling homemade goods, t-shirts, and toys will be stationed all throughout the area. Other entertainment includes bounce houses for kids, the highly talked about money wheel and raffles. On Sunday the Super 50/50 raffle winner will be announced. Make sure that you enter the raffle one or more of the days! Last year’s winning prize was over $12,000. There will also be hourly smaller raffle prizes up for grabs throughout the five days!