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Hoboken’s St. Ann Italian Festival is Back for 2024

by Samantha Impaglia
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A beloved local event is returning to the Mile Square for 2024. St. Ann’s Italian Festival, an annual happening that features Italian eats (including the infamous zeppoles), music, kiddie rides, a beer garden, and more, is returning for its 114th year at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboken. Read on for details about the 2024 St. Ann Italian Festival in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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^ The infamous zeppoles from St. Ann’s feast

History of St. Ann’s Festival

Hoboken has a thriving Italian population. Many who reside here descended from immigrants who came over from San Giacomo, a province of Salerno, Italy which was named after St. James the Apostle. A wave of immigrants came to Hoboken from Italy in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Read More: Hoboken’s Oldest Family-Owned Italian Eateries + Restaurants

Though a lot of time has passed since this wave, many locals still feel connected to and celebrate the spirit of Italy — and this desire to remain connected dates back to the early 1900s.

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To uphold these religious and traditional values, the San Giacomese Hobokenites established the St. Ann’s Society, a group that advocates for the values of their home village. The construction of their church was a success, and to honor this, the St. Ann’s Society decided to host a grand feast in honor of St. Ann and the traditions of the San Giacomese.

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Members even went door to door around Hoboken to collect the funds for this celebratory feast, and in July of 1910, they reached their fundraising goal, and the festival was born. Fast forward over a hundred years, and St Ann’s Feast is still being celebrated by Hobokenites with many of the same foods and traditions unchanged.

 

2024 Festival Details

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The 114th St. Ann’s Italian Festival will be held from Wednesday, July 24th to Sunday, July 28th, 2024 at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboken.

The 2024 hours have not been released yet, but we will update this post when we receive more details.

Visitors can expect to see the usual zeppoles, cheesesteaks, rice balls, wood-fired pizza, fried calamari, and seafood salad, among many other food items. There will also be a beer garden, games, and live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. There will also be the Grand 50/50 raffle as well as the Nightly 50/50 available.

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Details about the nine-day novena (nine days of prayer) as well as the feast day mass and Procession of St. Ann through the streets of Hoboken have not been released yet — we will keep you updated as more details come out.

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