Scranton is easily reached from all points in the Northeast. Driving time from New York City,  Philadelphia, Trenton, Hartford or Syracuse is less than three hours.

  • From the North: I-81 South to Exit 185
  • From the West: I-80 East to I-81 North to Exit 185
  • From Connecticut and New England: I-84 West to I-81 South to Exit 185
  • From New York City and Northern New Jersey: I-80 West to I-380 West to I-81 South to Exit 185
  • From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 115, Merge onto PA 315 to enter I-81 North to Exit 185
  • From Baltimore and Washington: I-83 North to I-81 North to Exit 185

To locate La Festa Italiana using a GPS system enter this address:  200 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania

From Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway): bear left toward Central City. (You will see the University of Scranton’s athletic field on your immediate left and Radisson Station Hotel.) At light, make a left hand turn.  Go one block to Adams Avenue and make a Right hand turn onto Adams Avenue (the Hilton will be on your right).  To park, please notice two Scranton Parking Lots (Casey Garage and Medallion Garage) on that block.  La Festa at Courthouse Square is just one block away.

Want more assistance? Yahoo Maps will show you the way!


A special weekend parking rate of $6.00 per day is available for La Festa Italiana patrons at five Central Parking garages within close proximity to Courthouse Square.

Regarding pets at La Festa

We respectfully request that patrons do not bring pets to the festival. The festival is located in an urban setting, not an open field like you would find at a county fair. The sidewalks get very crowded and it becomes difficult to manage pets in the midst of all the people trying to navigate their way around the Courthouse Square. So the animal would be in very close quarters alongside many people.

In the past we have received reports from people, especially those with small children, who were frightened by animals. And the animals might also feel uncomfortable in close proximity to many unfamiliar people. We try our best to offer a safe, enjoyable experience for our patrons. Therefore, we ask that you please do not bring pets to the festival. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


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