Opening Friday, September 4 at 4:00 PM on Labor Day Weekend 2015!
SCRANTON, Pa.— As La Festa Italiana celebrates its 40th year, the annual end-of-summer festival in downtown Scranton, Pa. is expanding by opening Friday evening for the first time.
La Festa will be held Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday, September 4-7, 2015) on Courthouse Square in the heart of the city. Hours are Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
As usual, more than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment will be featured on multiple stages around the square. There is no admission charge.
This year’s event also coincides with First Friday in the city, giving visitors a full array of entertainment, culinary and cultural activities at nearby venues – all within walking distance.
La Festa’s inaugural Friday night will feature one of the festival’s most popular acts – the famous Duprees will be on the main stage at 7 p.m. Continuous live entertainment for both young and older tastes is presented around the square!
La Festa Italiana will literally hit the ground running with the James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run/Walk.
The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, in St. Peter’s Cathedral, located one block from the festival site.
The Original Scala Pastry will host its 4th annual Cannoli Eating Contest on Monday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m., and the main stage will feature The Bronx Wanderers at 7 p.m. New entertainers will be added daily. Click here for the entertainment schedule.
Festival patrons are also invited to Lackawanna Railfest ’15, hosted by the nearby Steamtown Shuttle transportation will be provided between La Festa and Steamtown. Click here for details on Railfest 2015.