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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).
Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August--- . Please call Charlene Costanza before August ---for drop off information - 724-728-9777Thank you!!


 

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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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
  • Marble Art
  • Bead Art

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6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
6:30pm
Crowning
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
7:15pm
San Rocco Festa Band
8:00pm
9:00pm
9:00pm

SATURDAY AUG 13

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
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The Fabulous Frankie Capri- daily performances
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
8:15pm
9:00pm
9:30pm
10:30pm
Fireworks by Pyrotecnic with the Ballabe Band

SUNDAY AUG 14

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
  • Caricaturist-Designs by Foush
The Fabulous Frankie Capri- daily performances
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:45pm
Winner of Sauce Competition
8:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
9:00pm
10:15pm
"Super Raffles"
10:30pm
Traditional Baby Doll Dance with the Ballabe Band

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum

 
 
 

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/