San Gennaro Festival brings Italian food and festivities to Seattle

Sep 06, 2018 763

The San Gennaro Festival Italian street fair livens up Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood with Italian music, food and festivities Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-9. Now in its sixth year in Seattle, the festival celebrates the patron saint of Naples in a tradition that dates back to 1926, when immigrants from Naples brought it to New York City’s Little Italy in 1926. Seattle’s festival celebrates the contributions of Italian Americans in the Northwest.

Festival organizers will donate a portion of the proceeds to local charities, and host a Puget Sound Blood Center blood drive during the event, in honor of the Blood Miracle of St. Gennaro. The festival features Italian food vendors, a beer and wine garden, Italian wares and kids activities all weekend, with a traditional procession and blessing at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Continuous entertainment features Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms Italian-American show band performing daily.

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