117th Annual Italian Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia for Labor Day Weekend in Niles

117th Annual Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia in Niles

  • WHEN
    Sep 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM – Sep 4, 2017 at 11:00 PM CDT
    about 12 months ago
    8400 W Church St, Niles, IL 60714, United States

    For Labor Day weekend you can celebrate the 117th Annual Italian Fest honoring Maria SS. Lauretana in Niles.

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  • The feast culminates on Sunday when it kicks off with a morning procession. The mass that follows has been celebrated by faithful priests and bishops; namely the late Cardinal Francis George who was a close friend of our society and a devotee of our Blessed Mother.

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  • The afternoon is kicked off with the main procession which includes the Throne of the Blessed Mother and The Volata, or Flight of the Angels. The Flight of the Angels has been a time-honored tradition going back to Altavilla Milicia, Sicily. The evening wraps up with a beautiful fireworks display.

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  • The Feast of Maria SS. Lauretana is one of the oldest running Italian Festivals in the Chicagoland area. Famously known for its “Volata” or “Flight of the Angels”, the Feast has become a tradition to many in Chicago’s Italian-American community.

  • This family-friendly festival features the best food, rides, fireworks, live entertainment by 7th heaven, Tony Ocean Tony Spavone and more.

  • This Labor Day weekend, enjoy a real piece of Italian tradition in Niles at The Feast of Maria Santissima Lauretana.

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