Steeped in Italian tradition, this festival still holds the charm it had more than ninety years ago when it kicked off. Italian fishermen from Sciacca and devotees of Madonna del Soccorso began this festival. At the beginning of the festival, the statue of Madonna is taken from the fisherman’s club to the chapel, where she stays for the entire weekend in the center of the historic district called North End. The beautiful ambiance promotes the festive spirit with illuminations. Let the strong smell of steaming sausages, Italian pizza and pasta help you find your way here. Shop for Italian craft work too. The feast comes to an end with the “Flight of the Angel”. Please see website for schedule as times vary depending on the day.