Things to do on Preston Street


St. Anthony may be the patron saint of lost items, but you’ll find yourself right at home in Little Italy on his feast day in June. On the first weekend of Italian Week each year, the St Anthony’s Feast draws 10,000 people of all cultures and faiths to this important celebration to which all are welcome. Our local celebration of St. Anthony of Padua originated in 1913 and features a street dance on Saturday night followed by an outside Sunday morning mass on the steps of St. Anthony’s Church, located at Gladstone and Booth Streets. The procession brings old world customs to the new world in a pedestrian parade in which the whole Italian community participates. Led by a statue of St. Anthony, it winds its way from the church along Preston Street. As part of the annual tradition, there will be a BBQ of Italian sausage and porchetta under the tent next to St. Anthony's Church. Saturday evening from 6-9pm and Sunday afternoon from 12-2pm, pasta and meatballs will be served in the Church Hall by the honorable St. Anthony's Ladies Aid. Find out more at:

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