At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous foods, thirst-quenching drinks and frolicking fun for the kids.
The entertainment roster is a who’s-who of talent that gets the hips swaying and the heart thumping. Groups like The B-Street Band, The Cameos and Total Soul know how to get Festa-goers dancing in the streets. Callahan’s Hot Dogs, Delenio’s pizza, Gia Gelato and Pure & Simple Flatbreads’ brick oven pizzas are just a few of the vendors offering delicious food & libations.
As the countdown to Aug. 9th begins, Holy Rosary parishioners are busily preparing their special La Festa treats like home-made Rice Balls (Arancini) and lemony Limoncello made by The Assunta Wine Girls. On the 5th and final day of La Festa (Sunday) Pastor Jurek Zaslona will pick the winner of the “Super 50/50” Raffle. Last year’s winning ticket-holder won $9,079!
This year’s entertainment features a 5-star line-up of bands, singers and DJs:
For more information, go to the events Facebook page.
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