The 99th annual celebration of Saint Anthony’s Feast has been announced by the Society.
Festivities for the North End extravaganza will be held the weekend of August 23 to 26 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets, starting with the Feast of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) on Thursday.
The extremely popular and well attended Feast of Saint Anthony will be held on the following Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the grand procession through the streets of the neighborhood.
The four-day event will feature, Italian American music, delicious foods and confections, religious services, cooking demonstrations, olive oil and cheese tastings, live radio and TV broadcasts, and the two grand processions of the statues of both Saints.
Award-winning drum and bugle corps and marching bands will lead the processions through the streets of the community.
Both the City of Boston and its police department work with the Society to coordinate what has been labeled the largest feast in the North End.
Next year’s feast, 100th anniversary, should be in an outstanding event.