This year will be the 115th annual Jersey City La Festa Italiana and it runs until August 19th. This event began in 1902 as a street festival in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Rocco. It continues to draw thousands of people from across the country as they make their annual trip back to their home parish. This has become one of the most anticipated yearly events in Historic Downtown Jersey City! If you love celebrating history with food, drinks and your community, you won’t want to miss this event.
At the festival you’ll find live entertainment, tasty alcoholic beverages, games and 50/50 raffles making it the perfect activity for a Friday or Saturday night. White Star will be serving cocktails all evening and there will also be a booth which will serve peaches and wine, the authentic drink of the festival.
While there will be an array of delicious food such as authentic Polish and Italian food, our favorite vendor this year is:
Monteleone’s Bakery – This traditional bakery is known for their pies and Italian pastries such as eclairs, Napoleons and cannoli’s. Basically, if you have a sweet tooth, head directly to their booth. People know Monteleone’s as being one of the best old school bakeries in Jersey City and some New Jersey and New York residents have been coming here for over twenty years!
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