Scranton native’s eight-piece band slated to play annual Italian festival

Aug 28, 2016 531

by Patrice Wilding

From its humble beginnings as a single-block festival 41 years ago, La Festa Italiana grew into a destination event for locals, out-of-towners and homecoming natives. The Labor Day weekend festival now features more than 80 food and craft vendors, as well as dozens of regional entertainment acts, spread out over three stages and four blocks surrounding Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.

Set for Friday, Sept. 2, through Monday, Sept. 5, La Festa also offers plenty of family-friendly activities for revelers of all ages, including a benefit 5K/1-mile walk/run, cannoli-eating contest, yoga with glow sticks and a Mass in Italian.

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