Entertainment Schedule

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

Il Mercato

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


Italian Dancers

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.


Procession Route:

  • 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