"If you make it to one festival in the festival-rich North End this summer, it’s gotta be The Fisherman’s Feast. Still going strong after 105 years, this annual ode to seafood features four days of parades, live music & performances, and infinity food carts loaded with treats like fried calamari, oysters, and shrimp cocktail. As always, be sure to catch the infamous “Flight of the Angel” capping off the party on Sunday night."
About the Fisherman's Feast: The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900's, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.