Hoboken Italian Festival

Hoboken Italian Festival

Photo courtesy of Hoboken Italian Festival

The Hoboken Italian Festival is nearly 85 years old, and celebrates a tradition derived from Italy that is over 600 years old. Every year around this time, the festival runs for 4 days at beautiful Sinatra Park on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ. The highlight of the feast, beyond the mouth watering variety of foods and entertainment, is the day long procession through the streets of Hoboken, including an intense reenactment of the “Blessing of the Fleet” in the Hudson River, and concluding with a huge fireworks extravaganza over the park. Sinatra Park, named after Hoboken’s favorite son, Frank Sinatra, is where On The Waterfront was filmed in 1954. The festival begins Thursday, September 10th and continues through the 13th. The Procession is on Saturday, Sept. 12th. The procession runs through the streets of Hoboken. Click here for the Procession route www.hobokenitalianfestival.com