When:
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 6:30p -
Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 10:30p

Where:
North End
North St & Fleet St
Boston, MA 02114

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Food, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://www.fishermansfeast.com/

The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900's, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.

Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston's historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End's oldest continuously running Italian festival. The Feast traditionally starts on Thursday when the statue of the Madonna is moved from her home in the Fisherman's Club to a chapel at the center of the feast. This will be her home throughout the weekend. Thursday is also when the fishermen that founded the Feast are remembered with a blessing of the fishing waters. Each night and during weekend days there is entertainment on the bandstand and vendors selling food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and much more) as well as crafts. The Feast culminates on Sunday night with the spectacular "Flight of the Angel".

Thursday August 17th

6:30PM
Opening Ceremonies: La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel on Lewis St For a solemn Procession to the Christopher Columbus WaterFront Park for the Annual blessing of the Fishing Waters.

9PM
Main Stage - Boston's own DooWop Acappella Group Street Magic

Friday August 18th

5PM
Music by DJ Sal Bartolo

6:15-7:15PM
The Defenders Drum Corps will perform on the Main Stage

7:30-9:00PM
Two live shows by Boston's Own Overdrive

9:15 - 11PM
Live show by Boston's Own Vinyl Groove
Saturday August 19th

2:30PM
Join the Children of the Fisherman's Society as they Process their statue of the madonna around the festival accompanied by the North End Marching Band

3:30-4:30PM
Performance by Beverly Richards Dance Studio

6-7PM
Venere Salzillo will perform Italian and American classics.

7:30-8:30PM
Music by Seabreeze featuring Stephen Savio

9-10:30PM
Experience the History of Rock and Soul with the Music by Pauly and the Goodfellas

Sunday August 20th

10AM
Outdoor Solemn High Mass in honor of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca.

12:30PM
The Grand Procession of the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca through the streets of the North End accompanied by Marching Bands and Floats.

1PM - 2PM
Children's activities on the main stage

3:30 -5:30PM
First Live Show by the Reminiscents

6 - 8PM
Second Live Show by the Reminiscents

8:30PM - 10:30PM
Main Stage - Boston's own DooWop Acappella Group Street Magic

8PM
The Famous Flight of the Angel! As the statue of the Madonna returns to North street for the finale of the day long procession she is greeted by a crowd of enthusiastic spectators, each waiting for the opportunity to witness the Famous Flight of the Angel.

Yankee Magazine calls it "truly one of Boston’s greatest treasures" and National Geographic say’s “It’s a spectacle NOT to be missed!’" As the angel ceremony is completed the spectators below are covered by a snowfall of confetti paper from the rooftops. This years Flying Angel is Ava Trovato Bonavita, with side angels Victoria Carregal and Sophia Fialkosky.

10:30PM
Closing Procession with the return of La Madonna Del Soccorso to her permanent chapel on Lewis St and Grand Raffle Drawing Grand Prize $2,000

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