The Fisherman’s Feast is a popular annual festival that takes place in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. This feast is one of the oldest continuously running Italian-American festivals in the country and has been held for over 100 years. The festival is a celebration of the North End’s Italian-American heritage and is held in honor of Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help), the patron saint of fishermen.
The Fisherman’s Feast typically takes place over four days in August and features a wide variety of events and activities. The festival includes a traditional religious procession through the streets of the North End, featuring the statue of Madonna del Soccorso carried by dozens of men dressed in white. The procession is accompanied by marching bands and a fireworks display.
The festival also includes a wide range of food and drink, including traditional Italian specialties such as arancini, calzones, and cannoli, as well as fresh seafood and beer. There are also carnival games and rides for children, as well as live music and entertainment.
The Fisherman’s Feast is a beloved tradition in the North End, drawing thousands of visitors each year. It is a celebration of community, faith, and tradition, and a testament to the enduring spirit of Boston’s Italian-American culture.
Please visit: fishermansfeast.com for schedule as times vary depending on the day.