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Gala Concert & Concerti sul Sagrato (Evening Concerts)

**PERFORMANCES HELD ON OUTDOOR STAGE IN LA PIAZETTA (NEAR BELLINI BAR & GALILEO CAFE BY CHEF GIUSEPPE FURIO).  [IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH.]** NEW FOR 2017!  ORCHESTRA CONCERTS WILL BE HELD AT THE FOUNTAIN PLAZA OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH     2017 Italian Festival Classical […]

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Home Winemakers Competition

The Italian Festival Homemade Wine Competition is back this year! Now in its sixth year, the competition welcomes your homemade entries in the red, white, or cordial categories. (Cordials include anisette, fruit wine, limoncello & others) All entries must be presented in 750ml bottles. Bottle must be labeled as follows: name of contestant, item type, & […]

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FIAT is back

  BE SURE TO SEE THE LATEST IN FIAT PERFORMANCE, LUXURY & STYLE AT THE 2016 ITALIAN FESTIVAL! Be sure to stop by the corner of 9th & Scott Streets!                                                The legendary […]

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Cultural Activities & Shared Cultural Tent

Stop by the tent near Il Mercato for a variety of Italian cultural info.  Planned guests include:   Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald/Radio Italian Style-Newsradio 1450 WILM: Learn more about these exciting new media outlets for Italian/Italian-American Culture in the Delaware Valley. La Mia Piazza Italian Summer Camp For Children: Learn more about the camp & […]

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2017 Festival Theme

In 2016, we will focus on the captivating and ethereal beauty of Italian Renaissance artists, and the transformational spirit of this inspiring period in Western history..

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Il Mercato

      Il Mercato, our very own marketplace will feature hand crafted items from Italy! Beautiful Simona Papi ceramics, biscotti jars and garden urns and artisanal jewelry and decorative scarves chosen exclusively for our 2017 Sicily theme.    

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The Bellini Bar Returns…now adjacent to Galileo Cafe by Chef Giuseppe Furio

A favorite returns! The Bellini Bar is back! With a renewed menu and a dedicated team of experienced craft cocktail creators, the Bellini Bar continues to be a “place to meet” at the Festival.  Be sure to also visit visit renowned chef Giuseppe Furio’s Galileo Cafe–now adjacent to the Bellini Bar–for a selection of hand-crafted gourmet […]

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The Festival Welcomes Back Luigi & Giovanni Caterers–NEW: Italian Food Court!

The Italian Festival is pleased to welcome back renowned Italian food products purveyor Luigi & Giovanni’ Caterers & Specialty foods of Newtown Square, PA.  Their greatly expanded Italian food court is an anchor for our reimagined Scott St. vendor area, which is now a closed street featuing tented seating and a new, dedicated bar for […]

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Gala Concert

The 14th annual Gala Concert, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture and produced by the Italian Festival, will feature a wide selection of celebrated artists, talented musicians, and stirring works. The concert will start at 3:00PM on Sunday, June 12th, in St. Anthony of Padua Church. The 2016 Gala will feature […]

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Church Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of St. Anthony of Padua Church, a Delaware and national historic landmark, led by experienced tour guides. Learn more about the amazing story of this beautiful edifice that was so lovingly crafted by volunteer artisans over two generations. 2016 Tour Schedule: Sunday, 6/12: 5:30-8PM Tuesday, 6/14: 6-8PM Thursday, 6/16:  6-8PM Friday, 6/17: […]

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**RETURNING FOR 2016** St. Anthony’s Lights Up The Night!

(NOTE: Concept image only) In partnership with LightAction, the iconic St. Anthony of Padua Church building–a Delaware and national historic landmark–will again be lit in brilliant, high-definition lighting.  The entire church building will light up the night sky & will be the newest “jewel” in Wilmington’s skyline for the week of the Festival.  In addition, look […]

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Festival Insert in the Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald

The 2015 edition will be available in late May. View or download a copy of the 2014 insert on the website.

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St. Anthony’s Religious Goods Store

Be sure to visit our Religious Goods store, in a special location just in front of church. The store features a full selection of devotional items for all ages. Pick up an item for yourself or a special gift for a friend or family member. All proceeds benefit the missions work of the Oblates of […]

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St. Anthony’s Feast Day Mass and the Festa Patronale Procession

                                      A cherished Festival tradition: the Mass in Italian and the Festa Patronale procession of many revered saints–and featuring the patron saint of the parish, St. Anthony of Padua–will be held on the closing Sunday of the Festival, […]

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2016 Advertising Opportunities Available

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2017 Dates & Times

Sunday, 6/11: 2-10:30PM
Monday-Friday, 6/12-6/16: 5:30-10:30PM
Saturday, 6/17: 2-10:30PM
Sunday, 6/18: 2-8:30PM

2017 Admission Pricing

Admission Pricing:
Ages 14-61: $5/day
Under age 14: FREE (when accompanied by parent/guardian 18 or older)
Over age 61: FREE

8-Day Passes: Available for $12 pre-Festival & for $15 on-site

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

2017 Midway Ride Pricing-TBD

2016 Midway Ride Pricing
2 tickets for $3
24 tickets for $25
54 tickets for $50

Cash/Visa/MC/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

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