San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle brings a traditional Italian heritage celebration with food, wine and entertainment to Georgetown Sept. 7 and 8. 

The San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle is proud to announce the first annual San Gennaro Festival to be held in Seattle on Sept. 7 and 8, 2013. This festival will be held on South Angelo Street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, and will feature wonderful Italian entertainment, food and wine, including antipasto and wood fire pizzas from Tutta Bella, polenta from San Gennaro Foods, and traditional Canoli and Sfogliatella from Chiodo Brokerage. Entertainment will be provided by local star Danny Quintero, Federico Fuoco from Vancouver, BC and more. 
“The San Gennaro Festival originally began in New York in 1926, as a way for Italian immigrants to come together to celebrate their heritage,” said Angela Mascio, co-founder of San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle. “Our group of volunteers has worked hard to plan the most authentic event and we’re very excited to bring the San Gennaro Festival to Seattle this year and for many years to come.”

Other highlights include a kids’ area with different activities throughout the day, a display of new Fiat 500s from Fiat of Seattle, various other food and non-food booths, and a procession to kick off the festival first thing Saturday morning. A small dedication for the festival will be read by Father Saguto of The North American Martyrs Catholic Church.

The San Gennaro Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2013 to honor St. Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples, and his commitment to help people in need. It is the goal of the Foundation to raise money through events such as the San Gennaro Festival, to help support local community efforts. This year the San Gennaro Foundation has chosen the Puget Sound Blood Center as the beneficiary of profits from this first annual event. In addition, the festival will be holding a blood drive to raise awareness and much needed donations for the Puget Sound Blood Center.

FESTIVAL HOURS: Saturday Sept 7, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday Sept 8th 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information about the festival or about Saint Gennaro, please visit our web site

Written by Charles Koh

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