The Feast of All Feasts
You cannot miss this feast of all feasts if you are planning to be in Boston this weekend. Why? Well, it is un-American, er, un-Italian? Whatever, it’s definitely un-Bostonian. Ever since I can remember, my entire family (and I mean all the aunts, uncles, cousins and paisans, in addition to my parents and sisters) hopped on the Blue Line and headed to the North End. Never have I seen more happy faces, colorful parades, and food beyond belief. It is amazing that this celebration is now in it’s 91st year.
- Location: Endicott, Thacher, and North Margin Streets, North End, Boston
- Dates/time: 8/27 5 pm–11 pm, 8/28-8/29 12 noon–11:30 pm, 8/30 5 pm–11 pm
- Grand Procession: 12 Noon (lasts over 10 hrs)
- Entertainment: FREE.
- Food/Souvenirs: Vendor stands for a charge. (HINT: Sausage, pepper and onion subs; fried dough, cannolis—Yum!)
- Donations: Accepted at the Chapel of St. Anthony & St. Lucy.
- Transportation: Walk or take the T. While you can drive, the streets are sure to crowded, and parking will be at a premium. If you have to drive there are parking lots nearby.
The North End celebrates many feasts throughout the season, but St. Anthony’s Feast is a spectacle to behold, as it is the largest Italian religious festival in all of New England. Since 1919 the North End has honored this patron saint just as the Italians do in Montefalcione, Avellino.
For more detailed information visit http://www.stanthonysfeast.com/index.html.