Whether you’re looking for intimate art openings and wine tastings, bar crawls and happy hours, or big street festivals with live music, street eats, and fun stuff for the kids, East Passyunk hosts a series of events fit for every fun seeker!

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Italian National Day Festival

Sunday, June 3

Celebrate La Festa della Repubblica

Now in its 8th Year, La Festa will take place Sunday, June 3rd from 11 am – 7 pm, the festival will stretch along 3 blocks from Broad to Moore on East Passyunk Ave. This is a FREE family-friendly event. 

Since its inception in 2010, La Festa has evolved in both size and prominence. Each year this fun-filled Party welcomes over 7,500 attendees who love and look forward to celebrating Italian culture and heritage in South Philadelphia-a traditionally Italian-American neighborhood. 

The Spaghetti Eating Contest

The biggest draw will be the Spaghetti eating contest. The eating contest will be a no holds bar spectacle to see who can scarf down the most Pastificio spaghetti. If you know anything about the homemade pasta from this place then you know that even the losers are winning in this contest. 

The flavorful “Ave” will be lined with vendors presenting an assortment of food, crafts, specialty items, wine, and beer. There will be 2 stages with sensational entertainment, winemaking demos. vodka water ice. culinary displays. children’s games and so much more. From children and teens to mature adults and everyone in between, we’ve got an excellent Sunday planned for #LaFesta2018 

All proceeds to benefit Filitalia International, Annual Christmas Seal & The History of Italian Immigration Museum. 

Filitalia International & Foundation is dedicated to improving and growing La Festa to advance Italian heritage and cultural awareness. Sponsorship will afford Filitalia to continue their efforts and take La Festa to the next level. Filitalia International & Foundation is committed to ensuring that all sponsors receive recognition for their support, efforts, and contribution.