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La Festa Italiana Set for Labor Day Weekend in Scranton

La Festa Italiana, the annual celebration of food, culture and music, will be held Labor
Day weekend (Friday through Monday, September 2-5, 2022) on Courthouse Square in the
heart of downtown Scranton, Pa. 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.

A variety of vendors will offer great Italian food and other items, and continuous live
entertainment will be featured. There is no admission charge.

The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, in the
Cathedral of Saint Peter, located one block from the festival site. The Mass will also be
televised live by CTV: Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton.

La Festa Italiana will literally hit the ground running with the 10th Annual Captain
James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10
a.m. The race is being sponsored by the Scranton Chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American
service organization, and proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern
Pennsylvania Christmas Party and West Scranton High School Scholarship Program. See
the UNICO 5K page to register.

Check back here for more information as details, including the entertainment schedule,
are announced.

Meanwhile, save the dates and see you at La Festa!








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La Festa Hours

  • Sept. 2 from 4pm - 10pm
  • Sept. 3 from 11am - 10pm
  • Sept. 4 from 11am - 10pm
  • Sept. 5 from 11am - 8pm