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Fisherman’s Feast 2020 in the Year of the Pandemic

The Fisherman’s Feast would have taken place this weekend, August 13-16, 2020, in the streets of the North End. As with all of the feasts, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the 110th annual street festival. La Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Society has arranged for commemoration in Boston’s North End, including several virtual events. Follow Read More…

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Summer 2020 North End Italian Feasts & Processions Canceled for COVID-19 Concerns

With no large public gatherings in the City of Boston being permitted this summer, city officials have consulted with the North End feast societies to cancel scheduled 2020 feasts and processions through Labor Day. St. Anthony’s Society, Madonna Del Soccorso Society (Fisherman’s Feast) and St. Agrippina Society, have issued cancellations today regarding their feasts scheduled Read More…

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North End Rehab Celebrates Fisherman’s Feast

North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center activities director Tina Leone, left, and resident Anna Dibenedetto celebrate the 109th Fisherman’s Feast held Aug. 16-18, 2019, in Boston’s North End. Marquis Health Services, the operator of the long-term care and rehab center, was a silver sponsor of the festival. Marquis also supported the 100th annual Saint Anthony’s Feast Read More…

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109th Fisherman’s Feast Comes to North, Fleet & Lewis Streets August 15-18

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Boston’s North End at North, Fleet and Lewis Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night when the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel Read More…

Food & Drink

Join in the Best Meatball Contest at the Fisherman’s Feast

The second annual meatball contest will be August 17 from 3-6pm at the 109th Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End. The contest will be held on Lewis Street at the Galbani cheese stage. Spots are still available for restaurants to present meatballs and dethrone last year’s winner, Tony and Elaine’s. All entrants must be in Read More…

Photos & Videos

Flashback Friday Photo: The Fisherman’s Feast “Captain”

For those missing the warmer summer months, here’s a throwback to the 2018 feasts season! Lisa Armstrong shares this photo of the Captain, hard at work at the Fisherman’s Feast. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about Read More…

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2018 North End Feast Photos by Jeff Tamagini

Photographer Jeff Tamagini has been walking with the North End feast processions for several years. He is planning on making a book after about ten years. In the meantime, enjoy Jeff’s photos from the 2018 St. Agrippina, St. Anthony’s and Fisherman’s Feasts. All photos by Jeff Tamagini, Tamagini Visuals. Contact Jeff at:

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Governor Charlie Baker Visits Fisherman’s Feast

Governor Baker visited North End restaurants and businesses at this year’s Fisherman’s Feast to greet local North Enders. The Governor stopped inside Cafe Vittoria for a quick espresso to escape a downpour, but was quickly back on track to check out the Fisherman’s Feast. After talking with feast goers, Governor Baker made his way to the Read More…

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North End’s Best Meatball Trophy Won by Tony & Elaine’s

The bites have been taken and the stomachs are full after the first annual “North End Best Meatball” competition held at this weekend’s Fisherman’s Feast. Hundreds of attendee votes brought the thirteen entrants down to five for the final round judged by local food celebrities, Joe Faro of Tuscan Kitchen, Dave Andelman of Phantom Gourmet and Joe Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Brief: What Unites Us, Beat the Crowds at Faneuil Hall, Feast Season Continues

Things to know for Monday Today is Monday, August 20 and if you thought you were all feasted out after this past weekend’s 108th annual fisherman’s feast…get ready..because St. Anthony’s feast is just a few days away. Here’s what else you need to know for the week ahead… 10:30AM Celebrate What Unites Us at Armenian Read More…

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108th Annual Fisherman’s Feast [Photo Gallery]

The 108th Fisherman’s Feast continued the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The celebration honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. Opening night featured the Blessing of the Fishing Waters and the feast ended with the famous aerial grand finale, Flight of the Angel. Photos by Matt Conti.