La Festa Italiana in Jersey CityBY Editor, August 9, 2017
It’s the festival everyone in Jersey City has been waiting for…La Festa Italiana! Each year this festival is bigger and better than the last. La Festa Italiana began in 1902 as a street festival in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Rocco, two feast days which were venerated by thousands of parishioners at Holy Rosary Church in Historic Downtown Jersey City. Today, the festival continues to draw thousands of people from across the country. It has become one of the most anticipated yearly events in Historic Downtown Jersey City.
There’s some great entertainment and food to look forward to such as:
The B Street Band – From the heart of the Jersey shore, “Backstreets” was the first band in the world to do a unique tribute to a live performer. There are now an estimated 14,000 tribute bands following their lead and performing all over the world. Nearly 5,500 performances and 34 years later, the B-Street Band is still the most known tribute band in the country, with almost 200 shows per year. Lucky for Jersey City residents, you won’t have to travel far to see them on Friday, August 11th.
DJ Jude Luongo – This DJ will be spinning todays best hits as well as well as some music from the past. There’s no better way to spend your Saturday than with great music, family, friends and delicious food!
And of course, there will be lots of delicious Italian food and drinks including pizza, meatballs, cheesesteaks, sausage and pepper sandwiches, zeppoles, sangria and much more.