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91st Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 12-14, 2016

 Miracles live on

 
 

The Tradition Continues

Festa Details

 

August 12-14, 2016
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 91st 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.

We look forward to having you celebrate 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 labeled with your name).
Please let Charlene know if you would like to participate by Monday August 8th.  Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August 11th . Please call Charlene Costanza before August 11th for drop off information - 724-728-9777.  Thank you!!

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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2016 Festa Schedule

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

 

Friday  Aug 12

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Caricaturist-Designs by Foush
  • Henna Tattoos
6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
Nick Fiasco, The New Voice of Class, Romance & Swing
7:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
8:00pm
Welcome & Crowning
8:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
8:30pm
San Rocco Festa Band
9:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei

SATURDAY AUG 13

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Caricaturist-Designs by Foush
  • Carla the Clown
6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
6:45pm
John Tucci's Military & First Responder Salute
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
7:30pm
Johnny Angel and the Halos
8:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
8:30pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
9:00pm
Johnny Angel and the Halos
9:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
10:30pm
Fireworks by Pyrotecnic with the Ballabe Band

SUNDAY AUG 14

8:00am
Receiving of the San Rocco Banner
9:00am
San Rocco Liturgy – 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
  • Caricaturist-Designs by Foush
6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
7:00pm
San Rocco Festa Band
7:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
7:45pm
Winner of Sauce Competition
8:00pm
Italian Lessons with La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei
9:00pm
Aaron Caruso, The Italian Tenor
9:00pm
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!

Gold

 

Silver

 
 
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Media & Honors

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/

Pittsburgh Live segment on San Rocco July 31, 2015
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/show/pittsburgh-today-live/video-3275104-san-rocco-festa-celebrating-90-years/