Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Sponsored by Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Inc., at Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave., New Bedford
Aug. 4, Thurs., 6 p.m.–11:45 p.m.
Aug. 5, Fri., 12 Noon–11:45 PM
Aug. 6, Sat., 12 Noon–11:45 PM
Aug, 7, Sun., 12 Noon–11:45 PM
Continuing a 106-year tradition, the 2022 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will run for 4 days with free admission and free entertainment, traditional food, wine and much more. Often referred to as the largest Portuguese feast in the world, thousands will gather for a variety of music, a 5k road race, an expanded Walgreen’s family day, a carnival, and the largest parade in the Southcoast. Free entertainment in five venues, including, the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, where you can listen to traditional fado music. Your favorite foods and of course Madeira Wine!
Family Fun Day
Thank you Walgreens for supporting a wonderful Walgreen’s Family Day Program! The Family Day program has grown over the years and this year is chock full of wonderful entertainment that will please the child in us all. Featuring both kid-themed activities such as face painting and more. Carnival with new rides. Half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon. Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, Saturday.
For the children under 12, you eat “free” from noon to 4PM.
The Feast commences Thursday at 5 p.m. with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.
The Feast will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 2 p.m. Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.
Continuous live entertainment on four stages featuring top name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage.
Many big name performers will grace the stages of the Feast, including Get the Led Out (Thurs., 9 p.m.); The Great Escape, Journey Tribute Band (Fri., 10 p.m.); Band Faith (Sat., 10 p.m.); Danny Klein’s Full House (10 p.m.)
Food and Drink
Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion. Cook-your-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough) plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.
For more information: www.feastoftheblessedsacrament.com
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