9/12/2009 NOTE:

Festival Changes

Since today’s weather was questionable, festival organizers have pushed the statue procession and fireworks show to Sunday.


Mark your calendars for September 10th through the 13th: The annual Hoboken Italian Festival!


2009 Hoboken Italian Festival

Hoboken may have a ton of street festivals each year – and even more than one that involves carrying a statue through the streets (see map) – but the annual Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri is the only one with a spectacular fireworks show!

The Annual Hoboken Italian Festival

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See full schedule, fireworks and more after the jump…

(Hoboken Italian Festival, continued…)


Thursday, September 10th

  • 5pm – 7pm: Heroes Of The State (H.O.T.S.) – Classic Rock cover band
  • 7pm – 10pm: The Benjamins – The premier high energy rock cover band of the Tri-State area
  • 8:30pm: Annual Pizza-Eating Contest (yum!)
  • 10pm – 11pm: TBD

Friday, September 11th

  • 5pm – 7pm: Monte’s Pythons – Great cover band opens the night… back by popular demand.
  • 7pm – 11pm: Mirage – One of New Jersey’s most popular Italian American wedding bands.

Saturday, September 12th


  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Johnny Maggio sings Sinatra, Bennett, Martin
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm: R3 Bros. – The area’s Newest Italian American sensation
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Aaron Caruso – Unique show with songs from Sergio Franchi, Andrea Bocelli, Jerry Vale, and a special tribute to Mario Lanza.
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: R3 Bros. plays again.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Aaron Caruso back for another set.
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: R3 Bros. (should be warmed up at this point)
  • 7pm – 11pm: Oro Puro – The Sensational Italian Show Band.

Special Events:

  • 8:30pm: Annual Cannoli-Eating Contest (should be sponsored by some kind of tummy medication)
  • 9:00pm: Fireworks Extravaganza (One of Hoboken411′s favorites! If you go one day – make it this one!)

Sunday, September 13th

  • 12:30pm – 3:30pm: Jersey Kidz – New Jersey’s hottest young rock/power pop band
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Hannah Montana as portrayed by Courtney Searle
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Annual Grape Stomp Contest: Hoboken Police Dept. vs. Hoboken Fire Dept.
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Krystal – “Hoboken’s Own Rock Band”
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm: The Bronx Wanderers – Tribute to Dion, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge and more.
  • 8pm – 9pm: Lee Logan & The Legendary Drifters – Singing The Drifters original hits “There Goes My Baby,” “Under The Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” and more.
  • 9pm – 10pm: The Bronx Wanderers again
  • 10pm: Grand 50/50 Raffle Drawing