The Hoboken Italian Festival — also known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri — is back this year at its waterfront location. The 2022 festival will be complete with delicious eats, entertainment, and more, as well as fireworks and a procession. The festival will take place on Sinatra Drive Promenade between Newark Street and 2nd Street from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th, 2022. Read on to learn more about this highly anticipated event happening on Sinatra Drive now through Sunday.
Details of the Festival
The 2022 Hoboken Italian Festival will take place along the Hudson River on Sinatra Drive Promenade between Newark Street and 2nd Street from Thursday, September 8th to Sunday, September 11th, 2022. The four-day festival includes a variety of music, food, rides, and games, plus, a fireworks show.
Saturday will be the procession and “Feast Day,” when the 800lb statue of the Madonna Dei Martiri, or, Madonna of the Martyrs, is carried through the streets of Hoboken. Here is the procession route:
(Photo credit: Hoboken Italian Festival)
Entertainment + Activities Schedule
Along with the lineup of vendors, there will also be live music each night of the festival as well as various activities. Here is the entertainment lineup and events schedule:
Thursday, September 8th
5PM — Opening Ceremony
5PM – 6:30PM — Krystal
7PM – 10PM — Joe Baracata Band
Friday, September 9th
5PM – 6:30PM — A Token of Our Extreme
7PM – 11PM — R3 Brothers
Saturday, September 10th
11AM — Feast Mass at St. Francis Church
2PM — Feast Procession begins at St. Francis Church
4PM — Feast Procession continues on the Hudson River
9PM — Ciao USA Fireworks Extravaganza on Pier A
Sunday, September 11th
2PM – 4:30PM — Swingtime Big Band featuring Zack Alexander + Bobbie Ruth
5PM – Annual Grape Stomp Contest
10PM — Super 50/50 Raffle + Closing Ceremony
For more details and history on the Hoboken Italian Festival, click here.