Entertainment Schedule

The Italian Festival features a variety of traditional Italian and contemporary music.  Check out our 2023 Entertainment Schedule below:

Venue/Date Sun; 6/11 Mon; 6/12 Tues; 6/13 Wed; 6/14 Thurs; 6/15 Fri; 6/16 Sat; 6/17
Bellini Bar Billy Logue Billy Logue Primavera Trio Lorenzo Scotto Steve Silicato Steve Silicato Singing DJ’s
Caffé Nona Strada/9th St  Crescendo Crescendo Slippery FM Band FM Band The Business Mardels
Caffé Antonian Lorenzo Scotto Lorenzo Scotto Legacy Band Primavera Trio Billy Logue Legacy Band Big House Band

RETURNING FOR 2023: Entertainment in the Ballad Room!

Join us Wed; 6/14-Fri; 6/16 for Bruce Anthony, and on Sat; 6/17, for Frank & Michelle

Blue Coats Return!

We are pleased to welcome back the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, on Sunday, 6/18.  Look for them around 10th and Scott Sts. for games, fun times, and giveaways for the entire family!

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, 6/11.  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
    • Home Winemakers Competition Results (2022): The results of this year’s 10th Annual Homemade Wine Competition.  Wines submitted included 8 whites, 17 reds, 6 cordials and 8 limoncellos.  A total of 39 bottles entered.  A great turnout even with the unpredictable weather forecast.  The 4 judges this year were outstanding, along with 2 standby judges in the event of a tie.  And, we did have a tie scoring in the “red” category, challenging a tiebreaker.
      The 1st and 2nd place winners are as follows:
      Category:  White
      1st place:  Joseph Pedicone (2022 Sauvignon Blanc) scored pts:  60
      2nd place:  Clark Donnelly (2022 Family Blanc) scored pts:  59
      Category:  Red
      1st place:  Jack Marshall (2019 Barolo) scored pts:  35
      2nd place:  Anthony Roca, Jr. (2021 Amarone) scored pts:  33
      Category:  Cordial
      1st place:  Matt Spinelli (2017 Port Wine) scored pts:  70
      2nd place:  Charles Messina (2022 Coconut Rum) scored pts:  68
      Category:  Limoncello
      1st place:  Clark Donnelly (2019 Autumn Eden Apple) scored pts: 63
      2nd place:  Steve Regotti (2021 Lavender Limoncello) scored pts:  60
      Tenth Annual Homemade Wine Competition – The Robert Torres Award – Best of Show:
      Winner:  Clark Donnelly (1st place Limoncello, 2nd place White)
    • Sister Cities Wilmington (SCW): On Wedneseay, 6/14, and Thursday, 6/15, 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, 6/12, and Sunday, 6/18 [tentative]


Italian Dancers

Brandywine Center for Dance presents…..”Dance Tribute to our Favorite Italian Artists”  ….Italian music moves the soul!  Sunday, 6/18 @ 4:00 pm on the Caffe Antonian stage.  We are pleased to welcome the Center back to join us again this year!


St. Anthony’s Feast Day Procession

On Sunday, 6/18, 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 (UPDATED FOR 2023)

Assemble statues/floats on N. Scott St. between W. 9th and W. 10th St./along W. 9th St. between N. Scott St. and N. DuPont St./up to church

[left] North on N. DuPont St. to W. 11th St.

[right] East on W. 11th St. to N. Clayton St.

[right] South on N. Clayton St. to W. 8th St.

[right] West on W. 8th St. to N. Scott St.

[left] South on N. Scott St. to W. 5th St.

[right] West on W. 5th St. to N. Lincoln St.

[right] North on N. Lincoln St. to W. 8th St.

[right] East on W. 8th S. to N. Scott St.

[left] North on N. Scott St between W. 9th St. to W. 10th St to end


NOTE: Statues and floats will be displayed on N. Scott St. between W. 9th St. & W. 10th St;  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