When: August 10, 11 and 12, 2012
Where: Malden, Massachusetts (Pearl and Thacher Streets)
The Saint Rocco’s Feast Association will celebrate 83 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”. Saint Rocco’s Feast has been an integral part of Malden’s community. The event gathers residents and visitors alike to celebrate everything Italian in the streets of Malden.
The Saint Rocco society began 83 years ago in Malden, Massachusetts. One of the oldest societies in Massachusetts, it has become one of Malden’s premiere summer events.
Festivities begin on Friday August 10 at 6:30PM, with a procession led by the statue of Saint Rocco and the Italian American Band of Lawrence, followed by musical entertainment by the “Keep it Real Band” (formerly the New Life Band).
Saturday night starting at 7:00 PM with “Beatle Juice” a tribute to the greatest bands of all time, the Beatles, and a special appearance by Briana Cash.
On Sunday the festival honors Saint Rocco with a full procession in the streets of Malden starting at 2:00 PM. Special appearance by Boxing Champion Tony DeMarco. The evening continues with performances North Shore Acappella, Gian Aurelio Faraone and Lynda Rose.
Don’t forget the outstanding “home cooked” Italian food all weekend, plus amusements and games for the kids.
A weekend full of fun for all ages! Saint Rocco’s Feast has something for everyone on August 10, 11 and 12. For more information call 781-462-5043 or email us at [email protected] Check the website for updates and additional information at www.saintroccosfeast.org
83rd Annual Feast of Saint Rocco
Located on Pearl Street and Thacher Streets, Malden, MA. Festival Hours: Friday 7-11pm; Saturday 7-11pm; Sunday 2-10pm. 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