How to Go to the Feast of San Gennaro in NYC

Feast of San Gennaro, New York City, Italy, Events, Things to Do, Culture

New York City’s popular Feast of San Gennaro—nicknamed “The Feast of Feasts”—is just around the corner.

This event, for those unaware, started out as a tribute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, but has gradually morphed into a celebration of all things Italian: from music, to art, to cars—and of course, food!

Each year, visitors look forward to a “Grand Procession” (a parade), some amazing dining opportunities, plenty of live entertainment (starting at 7:30 each night), and perhaps most notably of all, a gut-busting cannoli-eating contest.

How does one attend this vibrant event? You’ll be relieved to know it’s super easy—but just in case you’re a little rusty after a year of travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s how you can attend the anticipated 2021 Feast of San Gennaro in New York City.


2021 Feast of San Gennaro Date and Location

This year, the Feast of San Gennaro is slated for September 16-21.

As always, the festival will emanate from Little Italy in Manhattan. More specifically, it goes down on Mulberry Street, between Canal Street and Houston Street.

How to Get Feast of San Gennaro Tickets

Hoping to get tickets for the upcoming Feast of Gennaro? Don’t worry about it! The event is free and open to the public. All you need to do is show up—ideally with an appetite!

How to Get to New York City for the 2021 Feast of San Gennaro

Back in June, the majority of pandemic-related restrictions in New York State were removed—that includes travel restrictions. That means you can travel to New York City just as you would have before the pandemic: by plane, car, train—you name it.

That being said, it’s worthwhile to stay on top of the latest information. Here’s the most recent statement the State has provided with respect to travel:

“Quarantine periods for domestic and international travelers entering the state are no longer required (though it remains recommended for those not fully vaccinated). Travelers from out of state — except for those coming from New York’s contiguous states, which are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont — must fill out a traveler health form, as do travelers coming from another country.”

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