Centuries of Celebrating Fisherman: Boston’s Fisherman’s Feast
Dating back to the 16th century in Sicily, fisherman have been honored and celebrated at an annual feast. The city of Boston has come to serve as the proud home of many of the descendants of these Sicilian fishing communities. For that reason, the Fisherman’s Feast has been a staple in social and culinary events in Boston for over 100 years.
This year’s edition is just around the corner, as Boston’s oldest Italian Festival is scheduled to take place from August 14th- 17th in the city’s famous and beloved North End neighborhood.
The city of Boston is the absolute perfect setting for an annual feast celebrating fishermen, Italian culture and culinary influence. Firstly, this seaside town has some of the best seafood in the world. The prestigious seafood scene in New England makes for an ideal Fisherman’s Feast atmosphere. Secondly, the North End is the absolute perfect neighborhood to host the celebration. Filled with some of the most respected Italian restaurants, this culturally rich area guarantees some noteworthy eating and a joyous, familial vibe.
There will be an exciting variety of entertainment at this year’s feast. A musical performance by The Bronx Wanders will feature classics from the 60’s and 70’s. Their happy and nostalgic sound will highlight the event’s inviting atmosphere. There will also be an exciting performance by the renowned vocal group, Angelo Venuto and the Voices. With more musical performances expected, there will certainly be no shortage of entertainment this year.
An onslaught of enthusiastic and delicious vendors will be feeding the crowd at this year’s feast. From some delicious Boston seafood to the classic Italian sausage carts, everybody should be feeling full and satisfied by the end of the feast.
Anybody who finds themselves in Boston in the middle of this coming August, needs to head to the North End for one of the most unique and enjoyable events of the year.