The Italian Festival features a variety of traditional Italian and contemporary music. Check out our 2022 Entertainment Schedule below:
|Venue/Date||Sun; 6/12||Mon; 6/13||Tues; 6/14||Wed; 6/15||Thurs; 6/16||Fri; 6/17||Sat; 6/18|
|Bellini Bar||Frank & Michelle||Fulvio & Sal||Billy Logue||Bruce Anthony||Steve Silicato||Steve Silicato||Bruce Anthony|
|Caffé Antonian||Fulvio & Sal||Billy Logue||FM Band||Slippery||Fulvio & Sal||FM Band||Mardels|
|Caffé Nona Strada||TBD||Frank & Michelle||TBD||Billy Logue||Fulvio & Sal||Fulvio & Sal||Fulvio & Sal|
Italian Cultural Activities
The Italian Festival’s marketplace of artisanal Italian decorative and home goods, as well as authentic Italian food is located in the La Piazza area adjacent to the church. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind offerings!
Cultural Activities Tent
A number of activities will be held at the Cultural Activities Tent adjacent to Il Mercato. These include:
- Home Winemakers Competition: The Home Winemakers Competition returns on Sunday, 6/12. Registration/bottle drop off from 1-2:3oPM, with competition beginning at 3PM, at the tent adjacent to the Il Mercato. Featuring categories for white wine, red wine, and cordials, all are welcome to participate. Access the competition entry form here.
- Sister Cities Wilmington (SCW): On Tuesday, 6/14, and Friday, 6/17, visit with representatives of SCW to learn more about Wilmington’s Italian Sister City Olevano Sul Tuscaiano.
- Italian-American Radio & The Italian-American Herald: Learn more about the region’s Italian-American media outlets on Monday, 6/13, and Sunday, 6/19
Brandywine Center for Dance presents…..”Dance Tribute to our Favorite Italian Artists” ….Italian music moves the soul! Sunday, 6/12 @ 6:00 pm on the Caffe Antonian stage [tentative location]
St. Anthony’s Feast Day Procession
On Sunday, 6/19, at 12:30PM. join us for traditional Mass honoring out patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua, as well as the Festa Patronale, the procession of the saints, at 2:00PM. The procession brings together families and Italian cultural societies with a devotion to particular saints from various regions of Italy. Be sure to experience this treasured traditional expression of the participants’ Catholic faith and cultural pride.
- Start at W. 9th & N. Scott Sts.
- West on W. 9th St.
- South on DuPont St.
- East on Howland St.
- North on N. Lincoln St.
- West on W. 10th St.
- South on N. Scott St. (end/starting point)
NOTE: Statues and floats will be displayed on the Festival following the conclusion of the procession.
Italian Festival proceeds benefit:
St. Anthony of Padua Grade School
The Italian Festival is sponsored by:
St. Anthony of Padua Parish