Hoboken’s Italian Festival Begins Tonight

The 96th annual Hoboken Italian Festival and Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri begins tonight, Thursday, September 8, at 5 p.m. and ends on Sunday, September 11, at 10 p.m.

The four-day festival occurs on Sinatra Drive from Newark Street to Second Street.

The Feast is celebrated on Saturday, September 10, in which an 800 pound statue of Madonna Dei Martiri or Madonna of the Martyrs is carried through the streets of Hoboken starting at St. Francis Church, located at 308 Jefferson Street. The Hoboken Police Department will manage traffic flow for any temporary road closures during the procession.

As a reminder, a fireworks display at Sinatra Park is scheduled to occur on Saturday at 9 p.m. in celebration of the Feast.

For a full schedule, procession route, and more, go to https://www.hobokenitalianfestival.com/.