Schedule of Events
97th Anniversary Italian Street Festival
in honor of “The Feast of All Feasts”
AUGUST 26–28, 2016
Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets
North End, Boston
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
The exposition and blessing of the statue of Saint Anthony, members, fellow devotees and the streets of the North End.
The statue of Saint Anthony is taken in procession to the outdoor chapel followed by a short parade through the streets of the North End with Italian marching bands.
Enjoy a wonderful musical performance by The Italian Connection featuring classic Italian American festival songs on the main stage.
Culinary Stage & Tasting Tent
Featuring Boston’s best chefs showcasing their “Cucina Italiana.” Stop by for some fabulous demonstrations and tastings of Filippo Berio Olive Oil varieties.
Open Air Piazza
Enjoy an imported ice cold Stella Artois Beer or a glass of vino, and, of course, a slice of its world famous pizza.
Drop by for unique recipe suggestions and enjoy selections of sumptuous fresh mozzarella, ricotta and aged parmesan uniquely prepared for the feast.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Mix 104.1 and host Fast Freddy present “15 Seconds of Fame.” Contestants sing their hearts out for the title and prize on the main stage.
Entertainment continues on the main stage with Boston’s Stephen Savio singing the songs you love.
Outdoor Celebration of The Eucharist
Celebrate a special mass in honor of Saint Anthony, followed by the Blessing with the Relic of Saint Anthony and distribution of Blessed Saint Anthony Bread.
Join in the fun with members and Italian marching bands in parade welcoming everyone to the neighborhood.
Dance the night away to the spectacular sounds of Imagine with its selection of classic and contemporary Italian and American hits.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
Mass celebrated in Italian in honor of Saint Anthony at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Hanover Street, North End.
Grand Procession of Saint Anthony
Join us for the start of the 10-hour grand procession. The statue of Saint Anthony is carried through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, award-winning drum & bugle corps, school marching bands, sponsor floats and color guard.
Enjoy the afternoon at the Feast while listening to a wonderful musical performance by Ambrosiani on the main stage.
Dance and sing along to classic Italian American entertainment by Seabreeze featuring Stephen Savio on the main stage.
Feast Grand Finale
Saint Anthony returns to Endicott Street amidst confetti and streamers.
Candlelight last walk of Saint Anthony to the chapel for the Opening Ceremonies of the Feast of Santa Lucia. Exposition and blessing of the Statue of Santa Lucia and devotees followed by a short procession.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
Procession of Santa Lucia
Join us for the solemn procession, as the statue of Santa Lucia is carried through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, flower girls and color guard.
Dance and sing along to the sounds of Overdrive. Listen to the oldies you remember while enjoying an old-fashioned feast night in the neighborhood.
Drawing and announcement of the Saint Lucy Society Charity Raffle.
A candlelight procession accompanies the statue of Santa Lucia to the chapel for closing ceremonies.