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Seaside Heights Italian Street Festival Begins Friday, Lasts All Weekend

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The 2014 Italian Festival in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Parade/Festival Committee)
The 2014 Italian Festival in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Parade/Festival Committee)

The annual Italian Street Festival in Seaside Heights kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday, with the signature event – as always – coming in the form of the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The festival will be held Friday, from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 pm, and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m on Grant Avenue in Seaside Heights.

Savor a “weekend of delectable Italian specialties,” organizers say, plus arts and crafts, outstanding entertainment and a parade that is bound to delight young and old alike. The 25th annual Columbus Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Boulevard. This year’s parade will include a performance by the Italian folk group La Takkarata.

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Here is the full calendar of events for the weekend:

Friday:

Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 4:30 p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Fred Guarino and Friends 5:30 p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Opening Ceremonies 5:50 p.m. Main Stage
Strolling Metropolitan Festival Band 6:00 p.m. Along Grant Ave & Ocean Terr
Kim Jenkins – “Strictly 60’s” 6:00 p.m. Main Stage
Folkloric Group “La Takkarata” (From Italy) 7:45 p.m. Main Stage

Saturday

Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 11:30 a.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Absolutely Bonkers (Children’s Characters) 12:00 p.m. Along Grant Avenue
Sounds of the Street 1:30   p.m. Main Stage
Patsy Palma 1:30   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 2:30   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Folkloric Group “La Takkarata” (From Italy) 2:45   p.m. Main Stage
Patsy Palma 3:00   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Julian & Dominique 4:00   p.m. Main Stage
Jimmy Bono Geany 4:00   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Strolling Metropolitan Festival Band 6:00   p.m. Along Grant Ave & Ocean Terr
The Cameo’s 6:00   p.m. Main Stage
Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 6:00   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Juke Box Legends: Joe Leo and Billy Sagarese 6:45   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Folkloric Group “La Takkarata” (From Italy) 7:45   p.m. Main Stage
Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 8:45   p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent

Sunday

Fred Guarino and Friends 11:00  a.m. Reviewing Stand
Absolutely Bonkers (Children’s Characters) 12:00  p.m. Along Grant Avenue
B & G Entertainment 12:30  p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
25th ANNUAL OCEAN COUNTYCOLUMBUS DAY PARADE 1:00 P.M. THE BOULEVARD
Jimmy Bono Geany 2:00 p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Strolling Minstrel 2:30 p.m. Along Grant Ave & Ocean Terr
Folkloric Group “La Takkarata” (From Italy) 2:45 p.m. Reviewing Stand
Rancho Folclorico “Danca Na Eira” (Portuguese Group) 3:00 p.m. Main Stage
Tympanic Plexas 4:00 p.m. Main Stage
David Sodano “Frank Sinatra Tribute” 4:15 p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
Juke Box Legends: Joe Leo and Billy Sagarese 6:00 p.m. Main Stage
Jersey Shore DJ Entertainment 6:00 p.m. Entertainment and Dining Tent
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