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St. Nicholas Of Tolentine

Italian festival

WHERE

1700 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19148

WHEN

Sunday, October 6, 2024

FAITH, FAMILY & TRADITION

The Annual St. Nicholas of Tolentine Authentic Italian Festival is the first Sunday of October each year. It is held on the 1700 Block of South 9th Street.

Presented annually since 1987, St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish has been dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants.

2019 Italian Festival Crowd

COUNTDOWN TO OUR NEXT FESTIVAL . .. ...

OCTOBER 6TH, 2024

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Pizza

Marra's

Fried Dough

Del Buono Bakery

WE SERVE YOUR FAVORITE ITALIAN FOODS

Our festival features an array of food from Italian restaurants around the region, offering a tantalizing showcase of Italy’s rich culinary heritage. The festival also includes live music and wine tastings, making it a feast for all the senses.

OVER SIX HOURS OF ENTERTAINMENT

CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE.​

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The event is always the first Sunday in October.

The event is free with the exception of food, beverages, games & shopping.

We have ticket booths set up throughout the festival area where you can purchase tickets for food, beverages, & rides. Ticket prices are $1.00 for 1 ticket.

Yes, the church is open for all morning Masses.

We pride ourselves on providing a fresh and exciting entertainment experience every year. While we consistently seek out new performers to bring a variety of acts and talents, some of our most beloved entertainers do make recurring appearances. This blend of new and familiar acts ensures that each year offers a unique and memorable experience for our guests. Stay tuned for announcements on this year’s lineup, promising a mix of innovative performances and crowd favorites!

Absolutely! Our festival is filled with a variety of children-friendly attractions. Your kids can enjoy a range of exciting rides suited for different ages, interactive games that are both fun and educational, and creative activities like face painting, where they can choose from a plethora of designs. We also have unique attractions like Sandy Candy and Sand Art, which offer a delightful and hands-on experience. These activities are designed to keep your children entertained and engaged throughout the day.

In the event of bad weather, the event will be held on the following Sunday. We encourage you to follow our social media pages for updates!

Yes seating is located in front of the stage and tables and chairs are located near the food court.

Yes, there is limited off street parking around the festival. The parking lot at Neumann-Goretti high school located at 10th & Moore Sts is also open for free parking with limited spaces. Another option would be to park at Front & Morris Sts under I-95 and take the Septa Route 29 bus to 9th.

We kindly request that guests refrain from bringing their own food and beverages. This festival showcases some of the finest Italian entertainment at no charge, and your support through purchasing food and beverages from the church is greatly appreciated. This not only helps cover the expenses of the event but also gives you a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. Your cooperation and support in this regard play a vital role in making the event successful and sustainable for years to come.

Yes, you can donate your time as a volunteer and you can also make a monetary donation to help with expenses.

Yes, everyone is welcome and encouraged to be a part of the procession.

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We hope to see you tomorrow night! 🎄🎶TOMORROW NIGHT! Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church is thrilled to present "An Evening of Christmas Music" on Wednesday, December 13th. Our night will be graced with the melodious voices of our parish choir, accompanied by the enchanting trumpet sounds of special guests Jenna Esposito and Bob Gravener.

But wait, there's more! 🌟 The evening will also feature the mesmerizing tunes of the City Rhythm Jazz Trio, the soulful performances by Matthew Maisano, and the captivating strings of members from the Quaker City String Band.

Don't miss this extraordinary blend of Christmas music that promises to fill your heart with the joy and spirit of the season. 🌲✨ Come, be a part of this festive celebration. We can't wait to see you there!
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We hope to see you tomorrow night! 🎄🎶

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Can’t wait! 🎄🎶❤️

Join Us for an Evening of Christmas Music and Caroling!🎄🎶 Join us for a magical evening! 🎺🎻

Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church is thrilled to present "An Evening of Christmas Music" on Wednesday, December 13th. Our night will be graced with the melodious voices of our parish choir, accompanied by the enchanting trumpet sounds of special guests Jenna Esposito and Bob Gravener.

But wait, there's more! 🌟 The evening will also feature the mesmerizing tunes of the City Rhythm Jazz Trio, the soulful performances by Matthew Maisano, and the captivating strings of members from the Quaker City String Band.

📅 Date: Wednesday, December 13th
🕖 Time: 7:00 PM
📍 Location: Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 9th and Watkins Streets, Philadelphia, PA
💸 Admission: FREE!

Don't miss this extraordinary blend of Christmas music that promises to fill your heart with the joy and spirit of the season. 🌲✨ Come, be a part of this festive celebration. We can't wait to see you there!
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Join Us for an Evening of Christmas Music and Caroling!

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Julie Riviello McCullough

🇮🇹 A huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our annual Italian Festival! 🍝✨ From delicious food to vibrant entertainment, we hope you had a fantastic time. Fr. Nick and the Festival Committee are grateful for your support!

📸 Share your memories! Drop your festival photos and videos below.

Missed out this year? 📅 Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 6, 2024! We've got big plans you won't want to miss
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🇮🇹 A huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our annual Italian Festival! 🍝✨ From delicious food to vibrant entertainment, we hope you had a fantastic time. Fr. Nick and the Festival Committee are grateful for your support!

📸 Share your memories! Drop your festival photos and videos below.

Missed out this year? 📅 Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 6, 2024! Weve got big plans you wont want to miss

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Yesterday was my first time to the festival!! very nice!!!

Such a great time! Great food, great entertainment but most importantly great friends and family! ❤️

Love my parish

I was the one wearing the Sinatra shirt, and I thank everyone for the compliments. Also if anybody knows a young lady named Ali who was there, young blonde with glasses wearing an Eagles shirt, I'd like to get in touch with her. Danced with her while the band played, she was as sweet as candy. Never got a chance to exchange numbers with her.

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