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Saint Anthony’s Italian Feast 2023

August 24, 2023 August 27, 2023

Join the people of Boston’s North End each year to celebrate their patrons, Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy. Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England.

Named the “Feast of all Feasts” by National Geographic Magazine, this authentic Italian street festival offers something for everyone. Enjoy colorful parades, live entertainment, contests, and daily religious services. Wander the beautifully decorated streets and sample delicious Italian street foods from 100 pushcarts, including arancini, sausage peppers & onion, quahogs, calamari, pizza, pasta, zeppole, cannoli, and gelato.

The highlight of the Feast is a ten-hour procession of the Statue of Saint Anthony through the streets of the North End. Accompanied by devoted followers, marching bands, and floats, the Statue returns to its chapel as confetti and streamers fill the air.

Other events include the Fillipo Berio Culinary Pavilion, featuring cooking demonstrations and sampling from the best restaurants in the North End and Boston. There is also an annual Open Air Mass honoring Saint Anthony, including the veneration and blessing of the Relic of Saint Anthony and the distribution of blessed Saint Anthony Bread.

Saint Anthony’s Feast is a must-see spectacle, according to the magazine of Italian Food Wine & Culture. Mark your calendar for this annual celebration held on the weekend of the last Sunday in August.