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86th Annual St. Rocco’s Feast

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86th Annual Feast of St. Rocco to be held in Malden on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015

A full weekend of entertainment, featuring Malden’s own Charlie Farren and more!

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On August 7, 8 and 9, the Saint Rocco’s Feast Association will celebrate 86 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”. The feast has grown significantly over the years with locals and visitors and many former Malden residents who view the feast as an informal “Family Reunion”.

Festivities begin on Friday August 7 at 6:30PM, with a procession led by the statue of Saint Rocco followed by musical entertainment by the “Beatlejuice”.

Saturday night musical group “Fahrenheit” with Charlie Farren will hit the stage after the “Back to the 80’s” tribute!

On Sunday the festival honors Saint Rocco with a full procession in the streets of Malden starting at 2:00 PM. Then you will enjoy Italian/Italian American songs by Seabreeze featuring “Steve Savio”.

Mix 104.1FM will be on deck handing out goodies along with free ice-cream!

Don’t forget the outstanding “home cooked” Italian food all weekend, plus amusements and games for children.

A weekend full of fun for all ages! Saint Rocco’s Feast has something for everyone on August 7, 8 and 9. For more information call 781-462-5043 or email stroccomalden@verizon.net. Check the website for updates and additional information at www.saintroccosfeast.org

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Located on Pearl Street and Thacher Streets, Malden, MA. Festival Hours: Friday 6-11pm; Saturday 6-11pm; Sunday 1-9 PM. Parking Info: Parking around the streets of the Feast. Free/residential parking.

Located on T Route: Malden Center – Orange Line

 

About Saint Rocco:

Saint Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France. At birth it was noted that he had a red cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a young child, San Rocco showed great devotion to God and the Blessed mother. At an early age, his parents died leaving him an orphan under the care of his uncle, the Duke of Montpelier. Soon after, San Rocco distributed his wealth among the poor and took a vow of poverty.

 

About St. Rocco’s Feast

The Saint Rocco Society was founded in 1927 in Malden, Massachusetts, and the first Feast was held in 1929, 86 years ago.

 

About Lisa Cappuccio

Lisa is an East Boston resident who works in the area of media and public relations. She is President of Italia Unita Inc. of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that promotes Italian culture and heritage. Lisa worked and volunteered in the areas of public relations, community development, film, politics, and radio. Through Italia Unita, Lisa initiated the grass roots effort to have Comcast Cable add RAI television, which is now available as a premium channel. Lisa is the president of Boston Concepts, a full service marketing and public relations agency.

One comment

  1. my great grandfather carried the st. rocco statue for years. is there any place i could go to get or see a picture of him with st rocco??? that would make my father’s year… thank you