Thank you for joining us for the 98th Annual St. Anthony's Feast in August 2017. We anticipate releasing updated schedule details for next year's celebration in early Summer 2018. Below is the schedule for our most recent St. Anthony's Feast.


98th Annual

Saint Anthony's Feast Weekend Schedule
August 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2017

Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia,
and continues all weekend with the Feast of Saint Anthony on Friday, Saturday & Sunday!


Endicott, Thacher & North Margin Streets

North End – Boston

..Thursday, August 24

5:00 PM
Opening Ceremonies & Procession of the Feast of Santa Lucia - Exposition & blessing of the Statue of Santa Lucia and devotees. The Statue of Santa Lucia will then be brought in solemn procession through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, flower girls and color guard.

6:00 PM
Dance & sing along to the sounds of Vinyl Groove. Get up and dance while enjoying an old fashioned feast night in the neighborhood!

10:30 PM
A candlelight procession will welcome the statue of Santa Lucia back to outdoor chapel for her overnight vigil.

ALL WEEKEND

Filippo Berio Culinary Stage & Tasting Tent - Featuring Boston’s best chefs showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” - stop by for some fabulous demonstrations & tastings of Filippo Berio Olive Oil varieties.

Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza - Enjoy an imported ice cold Stella Artois Beer or a glass of vino, and of course a slice of their world famous pizza.

Dragone Cheese Tasting Tent - Drop by for unique recipe suggestions and enjoy selections of sumptuous fresh mozzarella, ricotta and aged parmesan uniquely prepared for the feast.


..Friday, August 25

12 NOON
Enjoy lunch and the afternoon at the Feast while listening to traditional feast music by the Ray Cavicchio Orchestra on the main stage.

2:00 - 7:00 PM

LIVE from the Feast it’s the Mix 104.1 FM Afternoon Drive Team. Drop by and say hello and have some laughs with Gregg Daniels, Fast Freddy & Amanda Giles, join in the fun and win some special prizes, brought to you by Dragone Cheese.

12 Noon - 5:00 PM
Join some of the most creative, local chefs demonstrate their talents and entertain you with their culinary delights as New England’s newest and most unique TV Show Wicked Bites takes over the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage. Then watch the crew on Saturday mornings on NESN as they unlock the secrets to great eats from hidden places to the most unique shops.

6:15 PM
Members of the societies take the statue Santa Lucia in procession to St. Leonard Peace Garden to greet our Parish priests and accompany them to the feast for opening ceremonies.

7:00 PM - ST. ANTHONY'S FEAST
Opening Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast - The exposition and blessing of the statue of Saint Anthony, members, fellow devotees and the streets of the North End.

Opening Parade - The statue of Saint Anthony is taken in procession to the outdoor chapel followed by a short parade through the streets of the North End with Italian marching bands.

7:15 PM
Must see performances by Italian American pop-jazz artist Vanessa Racci, performing songs from her 2017 release, Italiana Fresca, and from A Bronx Tale and Boardwalk Empire, actor and entertainer Louis Vanaria shares his funny stories and sings the standards. – Main Stage


..Saturday, August 26

12 NOON
Enjoy all your favorite songs from yesterday to today with Ronnie Lewis and the Expedition on the Main Stage.

5:00 PM
Outdoor Celebration of the Eucharist - Celebrate a special mass in honor of Saint Anthony, followed by a Blessing with the Relic of Saint Anthony & distribution of Blessed Saint Anthony Bread.

6:00 PM
Benvenuti Parade - Join in the fun with members and Italian marching bands in parade as we welcome everyone to the neighborhood.

7:00 PM
Dance the night away to the spectacular performance by Aaron Caruso & Friends. Accompanied by a great band and vocalists, this modern day Mario Lanza will take you on a journey to Italy, Broadway and through the classic American songbook.


..Sunday, August 27

10:30 AM
Mass celebrated in Italian in honor of Saint Anthony at Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Church, Hanover Street, North End.* (due to the church restoration project, the Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Italian Church in North Square.)

12 NOON
Grand Procession of Saint Anthony - Join us for the start of the ten hour grand procession. The statue of Saint Anthony is carried through the streets of the North End accompanied by Italian street bands, award winning drum & bugle corps, school marching bands, sponsor floats, and color guard.

1:30 PM
Enjoy the afternoon at the Feast while listening to a wonderful musical performance by Ambrosiani on the main stage.

7:00 PM
Dance & sing along to classic Italian American entertainment by Seabreeze featuring Stephen Savio on the main stage.

9:30 PM
Feast Grand Finale - Saint Anthony returns to Endicott Street amidst confetti and streamers.

10:30 PM
Drawing & announcement of the Saint Lucy Feast Charity Raffle.

10:45 PM
Closing Ceremonies of St. Anthony’s Feast - Join us for the candlelit last walk of Saint Anthony to his permanent chapel.

The Making of Italiana Fresca



Aaron Caruso



Meet Louis Vanaria



Vinyl Groove 2015



Saint Anthony's Feast - North End 2010





Feast Schedule Poster
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St. Anthony's Feast Poster 2017

2017 Entertainment

Vanessa Racci
Vanessa Racci

Louis Vanaria
Louis Vanaria

Aaron Caruso
Aaron Caruso

Vinyl Groove
Vinyl Groove


2017 Special Attractions

Filippo Berio Tastings

Tastings – All Weekend

Visit the Filippo Berio Tasting Tent throughout the weekend for delicious recipe suggestions, helpful hints, coupons and special tastings - choose from Filippo Berio’s olive oil varieties, each carefully crafted to inspire your next appetizer, snack, meal, or dessert.

Dip freshly baked breads from Parziale Bakery, one of the North End’s oldest and most famous bakeries and taste why for nearly 150 years Filippo Berio Olive Oil has been the essential ingredient when you want to add a little extra to any recipe.


Dragone Cheese Tasting

Tastings – All Weekend

Visit the Dragone Cheese Tasting Tent throughout the weekend for a sampling of Dragone Italian Cheeses including sumptuous fresh mozzarella with summer tomatoes, delicious lemon ricotta cookies and delicate aged parmesan bruschetta uniquely prepared for the feast.


Public Transportation

Commuter Rail to North Station: walk down Causeway Street and turn right onto Endicott Street.

Commuter Rail to South Station: Make connecting stops to T stations below. You may also take a taxi to the North End or walk down Atlantic Avenue to get your miles in.

T via Green or Orange Lines to North Station: Causeway Street Exit, take right and walk down Causeway Street toward the North End, enter Feast via Endicott Street on right. Valenti Way Exit, head straight toward North End, enter Feast via Thacher Street

T via Green or Blue Lines to Government Center Station: walk through Boston City Hall Plaza and the Rose Kennedy Greenway toward the North End. Bear left on Cross Street take right on Endicott Street OR walk straight down Salem Street, take left at Prince Street and Left on Thatcher into the Feast.
 
Any visual, audio reproduction, or written material of the festival other than the News Media is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the St. Anthony Di Padua Da Montefalcione Society, Inc. Also, no articles bearing the image or wording of St. Anthony can be sold at the Festival. Saint Anthony's Feast is a registered service mark. Usage of the wording or image of Saint Anthony is not permitted without approval of the San Antonio Di Padova Da Montefalcione, Inc.