The 35th Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place May 7-11, 2014, at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center (Pictured: Food vendors at a previous year’s event – Photo credit: Bryan Eggers / www.VegasNews.com).
The Las Vegas re-envisioned fun, new food and music festival celebrates the spirit of San Gennaro and features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 80 amusements rides including the new 100-foot Vertigo, midway games, arts and crafts booths, and live music.
Entertainment coordinator and host Tony Sacca will be introducing Las Vegas’ best bands and also perform his own headlining show. Sacca has been part of the event for more than 30 years. This is the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples!
Food is a vast variety of traditional Italian fare including pasta, pasta and more pasta, fried calamari, calzones, baked clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian fried dough, Italian sausage, peppers and onions, etc., as well as American food including corn on the cob, funnel cakes and more and international cuisine.
Complimentary entertainment daily starting at 5 p.m. featuring Las Vegas’ top bands plus strolling Italian entertainers. This year’s stellar entertainment lineup includes: The Fab and Yellow Brick Road bands’ tributes to the Beatles 50th Anniversary; Sam Riddle Band; Love Shack; Whip Its; Deja Vu; Patty Janura Band; The Gregg Peterson Band; Frankie Moreno Band; Tribute to the Temptations; Zowie Bowie; MJ Live – A Michael Jackson Concert; Corrie Sachs as Reba McEntire; John Acosta as Barry Gibb; Adam Tucker as Tim McGraw; The Tony Sacca Show; and The Michael T Band.
WHEN: May 7-11, 2014 (Wednesday – Sunday)
WHERE: Grand Canyon Shopping Center
4245 Grand Canyon Drive and West Flamingo Road (just west of the 215)
TIMES: Wednesday–Thursday (May 7-8) 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday (May 9) 5 p.m. – midnight
Saturday (May 10) noon – midnight
Sunday (May 11) noon – 11 p.m.
- $9 for adults and children (children 54 inches and under are free)
- $8 for seniors and military at the door
PARKING: Free Parking
RIDES: More than 80 amusement rides and midway games including a petting zoo and pony rides.
- POP – Pay One Price to ride all rides endlessly
- $25 Wednesday – Thursday / $30 Friday-Sunday
CONTESTS: Sunday, May 11 at 4 p.m. – Cannoli and Meatball Eating Contest
Sponsored by US Foods and Chef Vic Vegas
CEREMONY: On Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m., Father Dave Cassaleggio will bless the feast and Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will visit.
FIREWORKS: There will be a gigantic fireworksdisplay at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.