Fisherman’s Feast in the North End this Weekend

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Crowd enjoying the Fisherman's Feast in Boston's North End. Oldest Italian Festival in Boston.

Boston’s oldest annual Italian festival is back.  This weekend, the Fisherman’s Feast will once again commemorate the age-old tradition of honoring Madonna del Soccorso.

Much like it has been for the last 100 years, the North End streets will be decorated in lights, lined with vendors, and filled with children playing games and people enjoying wonderful Italian food.

Held in the North End’s historic neighborhood on North and fleet streets, the Feast typically starts on a Thursday when the statue of the Madonna is paraded from her home in the Fisherman’s Club to a chapel at the center of the festival.

Also performed on Thursday is a memorial service on the Waterfront to bless the fishing waters and honor the fishermen who founded the tradition.

It is a wonderful event to behold.  This weekend there will be plenty of entertainment, food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and more!) along with arts and crafts.

The Feast finishes on Sunday night with the grand finale performance of the “Flight of the Angel.”  It certainly is a magical time in the North End that you will not want to miss.

For more information, please visit www.fishermansfeast.com.