Patchogue is going to be celebrating its 51st annual Italian Festival of St. Liberata this weekend on Main Street.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m., the road will be closed off for indoor and outdoor dining, vendors, live entertainment and a bocce ball tournament.
The day will kick-off with the traditional parade, which will begin in front of the Suffolk County District Court and finish off at the Four Corners at 12:45 p.m.
After that, families will be able to enjoy the classic and Italian car show, children’s karaoke, a magician, dunk tank, a jester, bouncy houses, and live entertainment by Think BIG Theater Arts.
Vino in the Village
During the feast, some restaurants will be participating in “Vino in the Village,” a wine crawl for $15 a person, allowing patrons to try a variety of wines while receiving a commemorative souvenir glass.
The annual bocce ball tournament will be held by the lawn of the Teen Center at the Patchogue-Medford Carnegie Library, which is run by the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Greater Patchogue Foundation
“This is a 2-flight, double-elimination tournament, with 8 teams per flight,” writes the committee. “A trophy will be awarded to two members of the 1st and 2nd place finishers.”
The first flights are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For an application or further information, contact the Greater Patchogue Foundation at 631-207-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Live music throughout the fest will be performed by:
• Giglio Italian Marching Band
• John Sirianni and Killing Time
• Nino – Songs of Sinatra and Friends
• Carmelo Raccuglia, the Italian Singer
• Tony Grant
This year’s rain date is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22.
Top: Photo from last year’s festival. (File photo.)