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90th Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 7-9, 2015

 Miracles live on

 
 

The Tradition Continues

Festa Details

 

August 7-9, 2015
Festival: Friday - Sunday 6pm - 11pm
Mass: Sunday 9am
Procession: Sunday 11am

 

$2 admission
12 and under free with paid adult
Free Parking

Locations

Main Festa Grounds
Fred Taddeo Park
224 Centre Grange Road 
Center Twp, Aliquippa, PA 15001
Directions

Mass Location                                
St. Titus Church                
952 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA 15001                                 
Directions

Procession Route                           
Polk Street to Main Street    
Aliquippa, PA 15001                     
Map of Route      

 

The tradition of the San Rocco Festa was brought to the Aliquippa area by immigrants from Patrica, Italy, where St. Rocco is the patron saint. They settled primarily in the Plan 11 section of Aliquippa, where the original Festa began in 1925.

This year we mark our 90th celebration continuing the tradition of our forefathers. Not only to honor the tradition of our patron saint San Rocco and the memory of our ancestors, but also to preserve Italian heritage and culture in America.

Also, this year we are excited and honored to have very special guests traveling from Italy to celebrate our 90th year of the Festa di San Rocco. The Licinio Refice Band from Patrica, Italy will be traveling to commemorate the celebrations. This is a historical event for our area, it is the first time in 90 years they will be making the trip to celebrate with us here.  All are welcome to meet and give them an outstanding benvenuto!

We look forward to having you celebrate this special year for the Festa and Italian culture with us!

Viva San Rocco!

 

SPAGHETTI SAUCE COMPETITION!!

Do you have, or does someone you know have, a spaghetti sauce that is said to be the best?? Put it to the test against others at the annual San Rocco Spaghetti Sauce Competition!  Winner receives bragging rights for the year!
To enter, need to provide 4 quarts of sauce (2 quarts are used per night).
Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August 6th. Please call Charlene Costanza before August 6th for drop off information - 724-728-9777  Thank you!!


 

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Monaca, PA is offering a special rate for our out-of-town guests.  The special rate has been extended! Call them directly before July 23 at 724-888-2696 and ask for San Rocco group rate.

Fairfield Marriott
1438 Brodhead Road
Monaca PA 15061
Directions
 


A special thanks to KDKA for supporting this year's Festa

 
 

Volunteers Welcome

We are seeking children to participate in the San Rocco Procession Sunday morning:  communion boys and girls, children for angels, flag and banner carriers.  Adult drivers are also needed.

Would you and your family like to be a part of our great tradition? There are many areas your help is of value.  We seek individuals/families to help staff our booths: Pop, memorabilia, food, pasty, raffle booth. Do you have 2 or 3 hours to give Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening?  We also seek handy men and women to help with the field set up for the festa.

Volunteer Today!

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2015 Festa Schedule

$2 Admission | 12 and under free with adult only | Free parking

 

Friday  Aug 7

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Marble Art
  • Bead Art
     
6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
6:30pm
Crowning & Welcoming Special Guest: The Licinio Refice Band from Patrica,Italy
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
7:15pm
San Rocco Festa Band
8:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
9:00pm
From Columbus, Ohio Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms
9:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei

SATURDAY AUG 8

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Marble Art
  • Bead Art
  • Carla the Clown
The Fabulous Frankie Capri- daily performances
6:00pm
-John Tucci's Military & First Responder Salute
6:30pm
From Columbus, Ohio Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
7:30pm
From Patrica, Italy Diego Conti
8:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
8:15pm
Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms
9:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
9:30pm
From Patrica,Italy Licinio Refice Band
10:30pm
Fireworks by Pyrotecnic with the Ballabe Band

SUNDAY AUG 9

8:00am
Receiving of the San Rocco Banner
9:00am
Mass – St. Titus Church
11:00am
Procession; Corner of Polk and Division St., Sheffield Terrace


6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games  
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Marble Art
  • Bead Art
The Fabulous Frankie Capri- daily performances
6:00pm
-Casanova
7:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
7:45pm
Winner of Sauce Competition
8:00pm
From Patrica, Italy Licinio Refice Band
8:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
9:00pm
Combined San Rocco Festa & Licinio Refice Bands
9:00pm
Free Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
10:15pm
"Super Raffles"
10:30pm
Traditional Baby Doll Dance with the Ballabe Band


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Rick Sebak's documentation of San Rocco
http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/neighborhoods/san_rocco.php#video

The San Rocco Festa is the longest running ethnic event in Western, PA. It has been filed with the Library of Congress as a Local Legacy.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/loc.afc.afc-legacies.200003472/