Friday, June 2, 2017

Italian-American Festival returns to North Wildwood, June 23-25


The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary in the Wildwoods this year with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun, and Italian-American heritage, Friday June 23 through Sunday, June 25.

Festivities for the three-day event take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood including FREE live Italian music, street vendors displaying Italian merchandise, food vendors offering a variety of Italian and non-Italian treats, meatball relay races, the ever-growing signing of the olive tree, grape stomping, Little Miss Italy Pageant, and more.

Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, June 23; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 24; and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. This year’s Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal is Bob Pantano.

Below is a detailed list of all activities taking place throughout the weekend:

Friday, June 23

4 p.m. – Merchandise and food vendors open
5 p.m. – Philly Cuzz Welcome Party
6 p.m. – Grand Procession in honor or Saint Anthony followed immediately by Official Opening Ceremonies with Grand Marshal Bob Pantano
7 p.m. – Tom Pizzi
9:30 p.m. – Corner Boys Band performs

Saturday, June 24

11 a.m. – Merchandise and food vendors open; children’s games and prizes all day long
11 a.m. – Live Broadcast with 98.7 The Coast Radio
1 p.m. – Johnny Tocco Grape stomping and dancing
2 p.m. – Nobody Band
3:30 p.m. – Bitter Sweet Duo
5:00 p.m. – 12 Strings
6:30 p.m. – “Our Own” Philly Cuzz and the Shoobies performs
8:00 p.m. – 99 Reasons performs
9:30 p.m. – Goody Blue Shoes performs

Sunday, June 25

11 a.m. – Merchandise and food vendors open
Noon – Sunday Morning with Sinatra featuring Keith Hickman
2 p.m. – Meatball relay race
3 p.m. – Aquanets Band
4 p.m. – Just in Time Band
5 p.m. – Festival concludes

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival is FREE to attend and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus #2572. The Knights of Columbus is a non-profit organization, and proceeds from the festival benefit Catholic education and various other local charities.

For additional information, please call 609-408-5793 or visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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