93rd Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 10-12, 2018

 Miracles live on


The Tradition Continues

Festa Details


August 10-12, 2018
Festival: Friday - Sunday 6pm - 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 92nd 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 7th.
Sauce will need to be dropped off by Thursday August 9th.
Call Charlene Costanza before August 9th for drop off information - 724-728-9777


New! San Rocco Wine Tasting Event

HOME WINE MAKERS WANTED to celebrate the tradition of wine making at this years first 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.
Stay tuned for date and time for 2018!!

$5 per flight
Proceeds benefit charity

Evviva San Rocco !!

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!


2018 Festa Schedule

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


Friday  Aug 10

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking


Sauce Competition Opens

Welcome & Crowning


5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking
  • Carla the Clown

Sauce Competition Opens

Fireworks by Pyrotecnic with the Ballabe Band


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
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking

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

New this year at the Festa:  Escape Mobile- escape room, can you get out?


2017 Vendors



Hopewell High School Italian Club- Italian lessons

Società Dante Alighieri

San Rocco Cultural Committee- History booth

Heinz History Center


Food Vendors

Papa Duke's

Kip's Ice Cream

Ambridge Rotary Club- Funnel Cake

Smokehouse 59

Pizza Joe's- Pizza, Roni Rolls

Pizza Masters-Pizza, buffalo chicken dip, cannoli, cake roll, cookie dough

Kathy's Katering

Bethal Park Rotary Club- Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Chocolate Boutique

The Humble Cookie Stand

Knights of Columbus- Italian Fried Dough

Oak Hill Kettle Corn

Concession Food Services

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



Operation Escape Mobile - mobile escape room


Vintage Grace Boutique

Uncle Fester-jams, mustards, pickles, hot peppers

Pets with Heart- Sisters of St. Joseph

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

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

Advantage Chiropractic Center



Children's Vendors

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

Bob Mullins - magician and balloon art

Howard Bender Art- caricaturist

Jazz-N-Dazzle Face Painting

Carla the Clown

Aliquippa Band- sweet treats, nachos, walking tacos




Thank you to our 2017 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