Italian-Americans Unite for 121st Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland


100,000 people pour into Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood every year to feast on Italian recipes, culture and tradition.

Cleveland’s Feast of the Assumption is celebrating its 121st year in the city’s historic Little Italy neighborhood.

The annual Feast, which steps off every year at Holy Rosary Church, commemorates the Virgin Mary’s ascension to heaven.

Here, Italian traditions and culture are on full display, with religious rituals, music and palate-tempting fare.

The Feast, which runs from Aug. 15 to 18, attracts more than 100,000 people to Cleveland’s Mayfield Road corridor.

Here’s the need-to-know:

FEAST HOURS:
Thursday, August 15 – Noon to 11 p.m. (Solemn Mass at 10 am/Procession following Mass)
Friday, August 16 – 6 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, August 17 – Noon to Midnight
Sunday, August 18 — Noon to 11 p.m.

LITTLE ITALY RESTAURANTS & BUSINESSES:
The neighborhood businesses and restaurants with stands at the Feast (located in front of their usual place of business) include:

  • Corbo’s Bakery
  • Guarino’s Restaurant
  • Kiss of the Hands
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Maxi’s
  • Mayfield Smoke Shop
  • Mia Bella
  • Murray Hill Market
  • Nido Italia Ristorante
  • Presti’s Bakery
  • Ray’s Catering
  • TOLI, Tavern of Little Italy
  • Trattoria

Soak in the Feast’s pageantry, procession and cuisine here:

 

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