Walking the San Gennaro Feast, May 2024

Many of the vendors at San Gennaro Feast were quite commercial.
Photo by Diane Taylor

Wow. Time flies. I knew I had attended the San Gennaro Feast “several” years ago. Turns out it was 11 years ago and and at a different location. {Editor edit: Actually Diane last covered this event seven years ago–see the list of coverage below}

So last Thursday, I made a new visit to the family festival known as the San Gennaro Feast, this time held in a large field across from the M. Resort, Spa & Casino. I parked at the M and had a doable walk to the Feast’s entrance.

The Feast is held twice a year and celebrates the Italian lifestyle, though Greek and Hispanic foods are offered as well. Yes, there is food, more food, and still more food. But there is also plenty of shopping, live entertainment, shopping, lots of carnival rides and a large tent with tables and chairs where once folks have purchased their food, they can sit and enjoy it.

San Gennaro Feast is celebrating is 42nd anniversary this year. Ownership of the festival belongs to the Anthony Palmisano family and we’re told much of the revenue goes to support local charity.

I walked and walked, quite amazed at just how many booths and signs were throughout the festival grounds. The sun was shining and looking at booths and people-watching gave me a great time. (I also bought some very portable mozzarella sticks.)

The San Gennaro Feast I attended ran from Wednesday through Sunday, May 8-12. Some days the Feast opened at 4 p.m.; other days at 1 p.m. Closing varied from 11 p.m. to Midnight. Obviously lots of people know about the San Gennaro Feast. The crowds keep coming.

Previous coverage of the San Gennaro Feast on Living-Las-Vegas:

May 2017 by Diane Taylor
May 2015 by Diane Taylor
September 2013 by Diane Taylor
September 2010 by Megan Edwards
September 2005 by Megan Edwards

My video is below.


One response on “Walking the San Gennaro Feast, May 2024

  1. I always wanted to go to the festival and liked the video and hope I can attend it someday

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