2024 Entertainment Schedule

The Italian Festival features a variety of traditional Italian and contemporary music!

Venue/Date Sun; 6/9 Mon; 6/10 Tues; 6/11 Wed; 6/12 Thur; 6/13 Fri; 6/14 Sat; 6/15
Bellini Bar Special Guest Appearance Michelle & Frank Primavera Lorenzo Scotto Dave Carson Singing DJs Singing DJ’s
9th St. Cafe Legacy Crescendo The Rockets FM Band Slippery FM Band Mardels
The Antonian Singing DJs Billy Logue Lorenzo Scotto Primavera Legacy Michelle & Frank Legacy

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:

    • 2024 Home Winemakers Competition: The Home Winemakers Competition returns on Sunday, 6/9.  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
    • 2023 Home Winemakers Competition Results: The results of this year’s 11th Annual Homemade Wine Competition.
      The winners are as follows:
      Category:  White
      1st place:  Angelina Ferrara (Family White-2023)/67 Points
      2nd place: Joe Pedicone (Peach Apricot-2021)/63 Points

      3rd place: Vincent D’Angelo (Pinot Grigio-2022)/60 Points

    • Category:  Red
      1st place:  Massaria Circelli (Sarrat 33-2021)/61 points
      2nd place:  Dale Weires (Chenin Blanc-2022)/60 points
    • 3rd place: Joe Peddicone (Chateu DuRoi-2022)/53 points
    • Category:  Cordial
      1st place: Charles Messina (Coconut Rum-2023)/60 points
      2nd place:  Diane Stephens (Baileys-2023)/51 points
      Category:  Limoncello
      1st place:  Angelina Ferraro (Limoncello-2023)/55 points
      2nd place:  Christina Baczkowski (Christina’s Own Limoncello-2023)/49 points
    • 11th Annual Homemade Wine Competition – The Robert Torres Award – Best of Show:
      Winner:  Angelina Ferrara (1st place White/1st place Limoncello)

 

    • Sister Cities Wilmington (SCW): Visit with representatives of SCW to learn more about Wilmington’s Italian Sister City Olevano Sul Tuscaiano (2024 dates TBD)

 

    • Italian-American Radio & The Italian-American Herald: Learn more about the region’s Italian-American media outlets  (2024 dates TBD)

 

Italian Dancers

Brandywine Center for Dance presents…..”Dance Tribute to our Favorite Italian Artists”  ….Italian music moves the soul!  Sunday, 6/16 @ 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 Mass & Festa Patronale Procession

On Sunday, 6/16, 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:

Statues/floats are assembled 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. 9th St.

[right] East on W. 9th S. to N. Scott St.

[left] North on N. Scott St between W. 9th St. to W. 10th St to end (floats displayed on block following procession)

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