Italy Comes to the Wildwoods at the 25th Annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23

Grand Marshall for this year’s Festival is Legendary Music Icon Bobby Rydell

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 23, 2019 – The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 25th  anniversary in the Wildwoods this year with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun, and Italian-American heritage, Friday June 21 through Sunday, June 23. 

Festivities for the three-day event take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood including FREE live Italian music, street vendors displaying Italian merchandise, food vendors offering a variety of Italian and non-Italian treats, meatball relay races, the ever-growing signing of the olive tree, grape stomping, Little Miss Italy Pageant, and more.

Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. A procession in honor of Saint Anthony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and will feature special Grand Marshal Bobby Rydell.

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival is FREE to attend and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus #2572. The Knights of Columbus is a non-profit organization, and proceeds from the festival benefit Catholic education and various other local charities.

For additional information, please call 609-408-5793.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.          


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