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La Festa Italiana Scranton Party!

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Map: La Festa Italiana

Why Go: Celebration of Italian food and culture. Huge event, three days.


Labor day weekend is here and that means La Festa Italiana in Scranton, Pa.

One thing Scranton does right is throw a party. La Festa is one of the bigger events, taking over the entire downtown for three days of food and culture. Tens of thousands of people visit the three day event that runs August 31st, September 1st and 2nd 2013. Crowds and good food make for a fun time.

Tents go up for La Festa Italiana 2012
Tents start going up early in the week for La Festa. The event wraps around the block and the streets are packed with festival goers.

2012 La Festa capped off with a Dean Martin impersonator, direct from Las Vegas. This year he’s back on Sunday at 7:30 to wrap up the festival. Not to be missed on Friday a Frank Sinatra tribute and The Poets. Classic Scranton.

Entertainment starts at noon each day and crowds ebb and flow all day long. Fireworks on Sunday night. Here’s link to the schedule for the weekend’s acts. Go get some.


Pictures of cannoli in an update.

Tents waiting for vendors at Scranton's La Festa Italiana 2012
Tents run the length of the street on all four sides of the Lackawanna County Courthouse. Scranton, Pa.

Roof top view of setup Scranton, Pa
Crews start early setting up tents for La Festa Italiana in Scranton.
two stages working the entertainment all weekend
Two stages rotate acts at La Festa Italiana in Scranton.