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Festival Concert & Evening Concerts

**Check back soon for more information on the 2020 Festival Concert & Evening Concerts.**   2019 Festival Concert Sunday, June 9 @ 3PM St. Anthony of Padua Church   The Italian Festival Concert, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, produced by St. Anthony of Padua Parish, will feature music by Italian […]

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Home Winemakers Competition

**The 2020 Italian Festival Home Winemakers Competition is scheduled for Sunday, 6/7/2020.  Check back soon for more information.**   2019 Italian Festival Home Winemakers Competition Winners Thank you to all participants and volunteers who made the competition another great success this year! Category: Red 1st place: Joseph Pedicone (Zinfandel – 2017) scored pts: 114 2nd […]

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Festival Insert in the Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald

  Find out everything you need to know about this year’s Italian Festival in our full-color four-page insert in the Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald.  The Herald is a monthly publication of the Today Media family, publisher of Delaware Today.  The Herald is your source for all things Italian throughout the year: cultural events, Italian news and […]

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Diocese of Wilmington Diocesan-Wide Class Reunions

Italian Festival Diocesan-Wide Class Reunions! Join us during St. Anthony’s Italian Festival for a week long diocese wide class reunion! Enjoy catching up with your basketball court rivals from another school, relieve the beauty of your prom or catch up on old times and new family happenings! June 9th thru 16th at St. Anthony’s parish […]

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Cultural Activities & Shared Cultural Tent

Stop by the tent near Il Mercato & around our grounds for a variety of Italian cultural info.  Planned guests include:     Church Tour Guides: Stop By Mon; 6/10-Fri; 6/14. 6-8PM to learn more from out experienced tour guides about the architecture and history of our church, & learn about this year’s new in-depth […]

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2020 Festival Theme

For 2019, we highlight the “Best of Italy”, all that makes Italy consistently top-rated as a tourist destination & capturing its magical way of life!

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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–brought to you this year in partnership with Simpatico-Italy’s Finest, of St. Michael’s MD.  This year we will offer a wide variety of items that highlight the various cities […]

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The Expanded Bellini Bar…adjacent to the Best of Italy 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–next to the Bellni Bar–for a selection of hand-crafted gourmet Italian dishes, created […]

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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 featuring tented seating and a new, dedicated bar for […]

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Festival Concert

The Festival officially opens, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture in collaboration with Concert Community will feature a wide selection of celebrated artists, talented musicians, and stirring works. The concert will start at 3:00PM on Sunday, June 10th, in St. Anthony of Padua Church, featuring: Italian Festival Orchestra St. Anthony’s own […]

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Church Tours

2019 Tour Schedule **NEW THIS YEAR** Saint Anthony of Padua Church is a National and Delaware Historic Landmark. It was built in the Romanesque style inspired by the Church of San Zeno Maggiore in Verona, Italy. Many of the architectural elements are representative of the Italian Renaissance including Brass Doors reminiscent of Filippo Brunelleschi’s Gates […]

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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, 6/16.  Following the conclusion of […]

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Mosaic Workshop

        In celebration of the splendid mosaic mural which adorns the ceiling over  St. Anthonys altar, a Mosaic Workshop will be offered on Saturday June 15th from 4-6PM in the tent adjacent to Il Mercato. Stop by to create a tile, coaster, or garden stone from patterns inspired by the altarpiece (or […]

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2021 Dates

2021 Festival dates will be announced by January 2021

Admission Info

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; 6/7) & for $15 on-site

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

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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