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Gala Concert & Concerti sul Sagrato (Evening Concerts)

NEW FOR 2017!   ORCHESTRA CONCERTS WILL BE HELD AT THE FOUNTAIN PLAZA NEAR MAIN CHURCH DOORS   2017 Italian Festival Classical Music Performance Schedule    Sunday June 11  3PM 15th Annual Italian Festival Gala Concert Music by Rossini, Paganini, Donizetti and Verdi The Catholic University of America, Opera Department, First State Ballet Wilmington Ballet Academy […]

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Home Winemakers Competition

2018 Italian Festival Home Winemakers Competition: Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, 6/10/2018…more info to follow when available.   2017  Italian Festival Home Winemakers Competition Winners Congratulations to our winners & thanks to all of who entered the competition, & to our dedicated volunteer competition coordinators! Category:  Red 1st place: Joseph Pedicone (Montepulciano – 2014) 2nd place: […]

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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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FIAT is back

  BE SURE TO SEE THE LATEST IN FIAT PERFORMANCE, LUXURY & STYLE                                                                       ….RIGHT HERE AT THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL!   […]

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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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2018 Festival Theme

In 2017, we will focus on the captivating charm of Sicily, Italy’s island paradise!

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Il Mercato

      Il Mercato, our very own marketplace featuring hand crafted items from Italy; an assortment of ceramics, beautiful biscotti jars, jewelry and Italian made floral scarves. This year experience the vibrant and richly layered ambience of Sicily. Mori jewelry pendants offer a glimpse of the Moorish influence in Sicilian culture.  Puppets “pupi” from […]

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The Bellini Bar Returns…now adjacent to Sicilian 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 Sicilian Cafe–next to the Bellni Bar–for a selection of hand-crafted gourmet Italian […]

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The Festival Welcomes Back Luigi & Giovanni Caterers To the “NEW” Scott Street!

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 15th 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 11th, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, featuring: Italian Festival Orchestra Singers […]

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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. 2017 Tour Schedule: Sunday, 6/11: 5:30-8PM Tuesday, 6/13: 6-8PM Thursday, 6/15:  6-8PM Sunday, 6/18: […]

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CHURCH LIGHTING ATTRACTION: 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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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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2018 Advertising Opportunities Available

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2018 Dates & Times

Sunday, 6/10: 2-10:30PM
Monday-Friday, 6/11-6/15: 5:30-10:30PM
Saturday, 6/16: 2-10:30PM
Sunday, 6/17: 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 (at parish office through Friday; 6/9) & for $15 on-site

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

2017 Midway Ride Pricing

2017 Midway Ride Pricing

Advance Ride Tickets
25 tickets for $20

On-Site Pricing
2 tickets for $3
24 tickets for $25
54 tickets for $50

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

Pet Policy

Only certified & identified assistance or guide animals are permitted on the Festival grounds.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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