The greatest event in Malden for 89 years
On August 10, 11 and 12, Saint Rocco’s Feast Association will celebrate 89 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”.
This annual festival celebrates Italian culture, family, and community. St. Rocco has been celebrated for 89 years in Malden where locals, past residents and visitors come together to rejoice in their community and to reminisce and keep a tradition going that could otherwise have been lost.
President Joyce Mover recalls her youth by attending the Festa and as president she is dedicated to continue the tradition that she was raised on. “We strive to keep St. Rocco’s feast as a way to celebrate our Italian culture, religion and love of community. We welcome everyone to join us, it’s a weekend of great fun and pride!”
Festivities begin on Friday August, 10 at 6:30PM, with the annual procession led by the statue of Saint Rocco followed by musical entertainment by the “Beatlejuice” on stage
Saturday night musical group “The Reminisants” joins the stage with the cool sounds of Bobby Darin and the music you grew up on! Special appearance by comedian and Malden’s favorite Dave Russo!
On Sunday the festival honors Saint Rocco with a full procession in the streets of Malden starting at 2:00 PM. Then you will enjoy the “The New Life Band” and Jambalaya Horns!
Mix 104.1FM will be on deck handing out goodies!
Don’t forget the outstanding “home cooked” Italian food all weekend, plus games and activities for the children, raffles and a Beer and Wine Garden.
A weekend full of fun for all ages! Saint Rocco’s Feast has something for everyone on August 10, 11 and 12. For more information call 781-462-5043 or email email@example.com. Check the website for updates and additional information at www.saintroccosfeast.org
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Located on Pearl Street and Thacher Streets, Malden, MA. Festival Hours: Friday 6-11pm; Saturday 6-11pm; Sunday 1-9 PM. Parking Info: Parking around the streets of the Feast. Free/residential parking.
Located on T Route: Malden Center – Orange Line
About Saint Rocco:
Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpelier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty.
About St. Rocco’s Feast
The Saint Rocco Society was founded in 1927 in Malden, Massachusetts, and the first Feast was held in 1929, 89 years ago.