Mark your calendars! La Festa Italiana, Jersey City’s biggest Italian festival hosted by Holy Rosary Church returns in August with live bands, great food, and games & rides for the kids!  La Festa Italiana begins Wed, Aug 7th, and runs through Sun, Aug 11th, from 5-to-11 pm each day. Located on 6th & Brunswick Streets, in the neighborhood surroundi...

Come celebrate Italian culture and special honoree, John DeCicco of DeCicco’s & Sons Supermarkets, at the Italian Heritage Festival on Sunday, July 21, from noon to 6 p.m. at “Kensico Dam Piazza” in Valhalla. County Executive George Latimer said, “Italians have a rich heritage and are extremely passionate about their art, history, religion, cuisine...

This year’s edition of Hoboken’s beloved annual St. Ann Italian Festival, also known as the St. Ann Feast, will take place from July 24 to July 28. And from July 21 to Aug. 25, the Hoboken Historical Museum will offer an exhibition titled “On the Steps of St. Ann’s: A Collection of Photographs from The Feast 2001-2022 by Bob Delevante.” If you are...

The Columbus Park neighborhood was once Kenosha’s Little Italy. “It was all Italians that lived in this neighborhood,” Kenosha native Tom Rizzo said. “I could probably go down each one of these homes and tell you which family lived in it.” Rizzo is the longtime chairman of the Mount Carmel Festival, celebrating its 75th Diamond Jubilee this weekend...

The St. Rocco – St. Anthony Society of Ishpeming is set to host its quasquicentennial Italian Fest on July 27 at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. This event is to help Italian-Americans celebrate St. Rocco and St. Anthony, but also a time for the community to gather to enjoy Italian food, listen to local music and enjoy family said event...

The Giglio Feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is an Italian American summer street fair known for the dancing of the Giglio, an 80-foot tall, three ton wooden steeple decorated with lilies. “Giglio” means lily in Italian. White lilies, Italy’s national flower, grow in summer. The Giglio Feast at the Our Lady of Moun...

Tuscany has enticed visitors for generations with its stunning landscapes, well-preserved medieval towns, and colorful pageants. For those same reasons, it also attracts plenty of tourists, particularly during the summer months.  If you’re the kind of traveler who likes to get off the beaten path but still enjoy authentic experiences, consider spen...

The taste and sounds of Italy will fill the streets of downtown Akron. The Italian American Festival will open Thursday and run through Saturday. The festival put on by the Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County will feature entertainment and food vendors on Main Street between State and Church streets. Admission is free to the fest...

The Santa Lucia Festival is celebrating 100 years in Omaha this year. The cultural event that highlights Italian-American history and heritage begins Aug. 1. This year, the festival committee is leading an effort to gather 500 new pairs of athletic shoes for children whose families might not be able to afford such an expense. Boxes of new sneakers...

For over 100 years, the Santa Marina Society in Inwood (NY) has been celebrating and honoring the patron saint Santa Marina. The annual feast and mass is held to commemorate their ancestor’s immigration from Filandari, a small town in the Calabria region of Italy to Inwood. Their devotion to Santa Marina is what makes this feast special. “So many p...