• The 108th Hoboken St. Ann’s Italian Festival {2018} is COMING

    It’s Christmas in July…{almost} literally. This year’s St. Ann’s Festival {2018} is kicking off on Saturday, July 21st in 2018 and will last through Thursday, July 26, 2018. The drool-worthy Italian festival gives locals and out-of-towners alike a taste of all the Italian dishes and treats {aka goodies from zeppoles to fried ravioli to Italian ice — all the good i$$$h worth the caloric splurge}. Although the amount of food here is enough to feed a small city {obviously}, there’s also a TON of history embedded within this festival. The St. Ann’s Feast celebrates all of the people who reside in Hoboken of the town of San Giacomo in Italy + helps brings people together from all over. Here’s a look at what the previous years of this festival looked like and some of the things you should expect this year:

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    St. Ann’s, one of Hoboken’s most iconic churches, is located at 7th and Jefferson Streets.

    READ: New Jersey Summer Festivals {2018} in the Hoboken + Jersey City Area

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    At the festival, they’ll be serving zeppoles, fried oreos, and more — but really all you need to know is that there are zeppoles.

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    There’s legitimately nothing better than a zeppole.

    Catch the fried Oreos on the right in the above photo — so. so. good.

    A Little Raffle Fun:

    Besides the regular vendors at St. Ann’s {which span a few blocks around the church}, be sure to participate in the 50/50 raffle that goes on to raise money for the church — plus a chance to win some prizes. Last year $42,454 was collected and the lucky winner received $21,227.

    See More: Bubby’s Burritos in Jersey City

    Feast entertainment will be on from 8:00PM nightly on the main stage {right in front of the church at the corner of 7th and Jefferson}.

    Saturday, July 21st – Italian Night Featuring ELIO SCACCIO

    Sunday, July 22nd – BEGINNINGS {A Tribute to the Music of Chicago}

    Monday, July 23rd – Latin Night with La Orquesta Caribena 

    Tuesday, July 24th – LIGHTS OUT {A Tribute to Frankie Valli + The Four Seasons}

    Wednesday, July 25th – DISCO 54 {The Ultimate Disco Experience}

    Of course fresh + classic Italian ice 

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    The endless amounts of food make it SO hard to decide. But we reco the mozzarepas {always}, fried potato chips, and sausage and pepps, and {see below}:

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    A true classic. Molto delizioso!

    To Volunteer for the Festival:

    Volunteers are needed for the weeks prior to the actual festival in preparation as well as during the festival. Click here for more details!

    Will you be heading to the St. Ann’s Festivalon the week? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Written by:

    Gabriella is Jersey born-and-raised and would not want to change it for the world. She is a student at Montclair State University and loves everything that involves fashion. This summer you can catch her interning at Hoboken Girl during the week, while also enjoying all that the town has to offer on the weekends with friends. Traveling and all things related to art have her heart as well as her obsession with cats. She is super excited to be a part of the team and is ready to make this a summer to remember!


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