Italian-American fest returns to North Wildwood

Jun 19, 2019 294

BY: Dale Gerhard

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, with a weekend of great food, family fun and Italian-American heritage. Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood.

A procession in honor of St. Anthony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and will feature special guest, Grand Marshal Bobby Rydell. Additional festivities during the three-day event include free live Italian music, street vendors displaying Italian merchandise, food vendors offering a variety of Italian and non-Italian food and treats, meatball relay races, the iconic signing of the olive tree, grape stomping, the Little Miss Italy Pageant and more.

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