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St. Rocco's Feast begins Aug. 6

Posted by Kaileigh Higgins  August 2, 2010 10:00 AM

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The following is a press release from the St. Rocco's Feast Association:
 
rocco.jpgNeighborhood tradition continues in celebration of Saint Rocco. Italian fun, food and entertainment!
 
On August 6, 7 and 8, the Saint Rocco's Feast Association will celebrate 81 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”. The weekend promises to delight with Italian food, rides, games, entertainment and much more!

The Saint Rocco society began 81 years ago in Malden. One of the oldest societies in Massachusetts, it has become one of Malden's premiere summer events.  "It is an honor to continue the long standing tradition of the Saint Rocco's feast in Malden," said President Steven Ultrino.

A lifelong resident of Malden, Ultrino describes this festival as a neighborhood event which has grown immensely as one of north of Boston’s best events.  “People from all over attend the feast which has become a great weekend for all to enjoy.”
 
Festivities begin on Friday August 6th, with a procession led by the statue of Saint Rocco, followed by musical entertainment by  “Keep it Real” (formerly the New Life Band).
 
Saturday night features a fully loaded evening starting at 5:00 PM The New Paisans will be singing famous Italian hits with a twist of rock and techno which guarantee to make you want to dance!  At 9:00 p.m. "That’s Amore: featuring local legend Pat Benti.
 
On Sunday the festival honors Saint Rocco with a full procession in the streets of Malden. The evening closes with a special performance by "Beetlejuice."
 
Other attractions include: • $5,000 Raffle: Only 100 Tickets to be sold. Call 781-438-0803 for a ticket! • Wheel of Luck: Stop by each night for a spin on the Wheel of Luck!
 
A weekend full of fun for all ages!  Saint Rocco's Feast has something for everyone on August 6, 7 and 8.  For more information call 617 733 7552 or log onto www.saintroccosfeast.org.
 
81st Annual Feast of Saint Rocco
Located on Pearl Street and Thacher Streets, Malden, MA. Festival Hours: Friday 7-11pm; Saturday 7-11pm; Sunday 2-10pm. Parking Info: Parking around the streets of the Feast.  Free/residential parking
Located on T Route: Malden Center - Orange Line

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