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Gala Concert & Evening Classical Concerts (Concerti)

  2018 Gala Concert Sunday, June 10 @ 3PM St. Anthony of Padua Church   The 15th annual Italian Festival Gala Concert, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, in partnership with ARIANNA Alliance and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, with generous additional support from Wilmington University, will feature music by Italian […]

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Home Winemakers Competition

2018  Italian Festival Home Winemakers Competition Winners   Category:  Red 1st place: Louis Cerreta (Table Blend & Alicante Moscato – 2016) 2nd place: Joseph Pedicone (Pinot Noir – 2016) 3rd place:  Hilma Pedicone (Valpolicella – 2016)   Category:  White 1st place: Alfonse Simeone (Pinot Grigio – 2016) 2nd place: Tom Moretti (Old School Blend – Trebbiano – 2017) 3rd place:  Charles […]

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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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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:   Italian Dancers from Glassboro (NJ) High School: A talented group of student dancers will be joining us on Sunday, 6/10, at 6PM in front of the church, & on Monday, 6/11,  at 7PM […]

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2019 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–brought to you this year in partnership with Simpatico-Italy’s Finest, of St. Michael’s MD.  This year experience the classical feel of Puglia, the sun-bleached “heel” of Italy’s “boot”.. Mori […]

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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 16th annual Gala Concert, presented by the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture in collaboration with Concert Community Partner Wilmington University 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 […]

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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. 2018 Tour Schedule: Sunday, 6/10: 5:30-8PM Monday-Friday, 6/11-6/15: 5:30-7PM Saturday, 6/16: 6:30-8PM Sunday, […]

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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, 6/18.  Following the conclusion of […]

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2019 Advertising Opportunities Available

Looking for a reasonably priced opportunity to promote your business to a huge audience?

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2019 Dates & Times [subject to change]

Sunday, 6/9: 2-10:30PM
Monday-Friday, 6/10-6/14: 5:30-10:30PM
Saturday, 6/15: 4-10:30PM
Sunday, 6/16: 2-8:30PM

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; 6/8) & for $15 on-site

Visa/MasterCard/Discover/Festival Gift Card accepted

Midway Ride Pricing

2018 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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