93rd Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 10-12, 2018

 Miracles live on


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!


The Tradition Continues

Festa Details


August 10-12, 2018
Festa: Friday - Sunday 5:30pm - 11pm
Mass: Sunday 9am
Procession: Sunday 11am


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




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

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

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 93rd 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!



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 Tasting!
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 6th.
Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August 9th.
Call Charlene Costanza before August 9th for drop off information - 724-728-9777


San Rocco Wine Tasting Event

HOME WINE MAKERS WANTED to celebrate the tradition of wine making at the San Rocco Festa wine tasting!
This is NOT A COMPETITION but an opportunity for home vintners to share family pride and showcase their wines...with proceeds being donated for a charitable cause!
We want to share your "family's wine story " with patrons attending the Festa.

To make homemade wine donations, and for more information contact:
Gary Tranelli 724-728-9777 (leave msg) or sroccowinetasting@gmail.com .

Wine Tasters

Please stop by to taste the creations of local vintners.
Experience the traditions of families that many cherish.
Proceeds benefit charity

Friday August 10th 7:00pm
Saturday August 11th 7:00pm
Must be at least 21 years of age- photo ID required

Evviva San Rocco !!


2018 Festa Schedule

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


Friday  Aug 10

5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter

5:30pm John Tucci-Military and First Responder Salute

6:00pm Frankie Capri
6:45pmWelcome & Crowning

7:00pm Allegro Dance Company
7:00pm Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pmFroggy Radio -Take Me Backstage T-Shirt Drop

8:00pm Frankie Capri
8:30pm San Rocco Festa Band


5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Carla the Clown
5:30pm Frankie Capri

6:00pmRay Massa’s Eurorhythms

7:30pm Marco Fiorante-The Italian Tenor

Sauce Competition Opens

8:30pm Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms

10:30pm Fireworks by StarFire


Receiving of the San Rocco Banner
San Rocco Liturgy – St. Titus Church
Procession; Corner of Polk and Division St., Sheffield Terrace

5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games  
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
Frankie Capri

6:30pm San Rocco Festa Band

8:15pm Winner of the Sauce Competition
8:30pmLights Out Vocals: Frankie Valli Tribute

"Super Raffles"
Traditional Baby Doll Dance with the Ballabe Band

Take Me Backstage T-shirt drop Friday 7:00pm!

2018 Vendors



San Rocco Cultural Committee- History booth

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Wine Tasting (Home crafted wines)


Food Vendors

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Nonna's Kitchen- Spaghetti, sausage, meatballs, pasta fagioli

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Dolci- homemade Italian cookies

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Bevande (pop and water)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Beer and wine

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Spaghetti Sauce Competition

Villa di Pizza

Kathy's Katering

Pizza Masters

Papa Dukes

Kips Ice Cream

Ambridge Rotary Club

Bethel Park Rotary

Knights of Columbus

Obo & Kiki


Cast's Bakery



San Rocco Cultural Committee- Memorablia booth (tshirts, hats, glasses, keepsakes)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Raffle booth(wine baskets, gift baskets to win)

Uncle Fester- fudge, dips hot sauce, wine slushee mix (non-alcoholic), nsa jelly, mustards

Marco & Gina Fiorante- Norwex products

Castle Toys

Advantage Chiropractic Centers

Comcast Xfinity


Children's Vendors

R&M Promotions- children's rides, games and bounce houses

Bob Mullins - magician and balloon art

Carla the Clown

Facepaint Fun by Cara -facepainting

Aliquippa Marching Band - walking tacos, candy

Howard Bender Caricatures

Jim & Nancy Chambers- character balloons, novelties






Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!







Media & Honors

Rick Sebak's documentation of San Rocco

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.

Pittsburgh Live segment on San Rocco July 31, 2015