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92nd Annual

San Rocco Festa

August 11-13, 2017

 Miracles live on

 
 

The Tradition Continues

Festa Details

 

August 11-13, 2017
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 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!

 

SPAGHETTI SAUCE TASTING!

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 10th.
Call Charlene Costanza before August 11th for drop off information - 724-728-9777

 
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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.
Saturday August 12 and Saturday August 13
Start time 7:00pm
$5 per flight
Proceeds benefit charity

Viva 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!

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2017 Festa Schedule

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

 

Friday  Aug 11

6:00pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking
6:00pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri

7:00pm
Tenor Marco Fiorante
from Cellino San Marco, Italy
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens

8:00pm
Welcome & Crowning
8:30pm
San Rocco Festa Band

SATURDAY AUG 12

5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking
  • Carla the Clown
5:30pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri

6:30
John Tucci's Military and First Responder Salute

7:00pm
The Cavaliers Italian Band
7:00pm
Sauce Competition Opens

8:30pm
Frankie Capri

9:00pm
The Cavaliers Italian Band

10:30pm
Fireworks by Pyrotecnic with the Ballabe Band

SUNDAY AUG 13

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


5:30pm Food & Game Booths Open

  • Children's ride and games  
  • Magician and balloon artist- Bob Mullins
  • Facepainter
  • Hairwrapping & Hair Chalking
5:30pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri

6:00pm
The Brighton Boys

7:30pm
The Fabulous Frankie Capri
7:45pm
Winner of Sauce Competition

8:00pm
San Rocco Festa Band

10:00pm
"Super Raffles"
10:30pm
Traditional Baby Doll Dance with the Ballabe Band

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

Entertainment

Cultural

Hopewell High School Italian Club- Italian lessons

Società Dante Alighieri

San Rocco Cultural Committee- History booth

 

Food Vendors

Papa Duke's

Kip's Ice Cream

Ambridge Rotary Club- funnel cake

Smokehouse 59

Pizza Joe's

Kathy's Katering

Uncle Fester

Knights of Columbus- fried dough

Oak Hill Kettle Corn

Concession Food Services

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Nonna's Kitchen

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Dolci

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Bevande (pop and water)

San Rocco Cultural Committee- Beer and wine

 

Vendors

Operation Escape Mobile - mobile escape room

Lularoe

Vintage Grace Boutique

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)

 

 

Children's Vendors

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

Bob Mullins - magician and balloon art

Howard Bender Caricaturist

Jazz-N-Dazzle Face Painting

Carla the Clown

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum

 

Gold

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Silver

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Media & Honors

Rick Sebak's documentation of San Rocco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY5ZiFot-QE

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/