SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) We are just days away from the start of the 41st La Festa Italiana.

Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton will be transformed and filled with Italian cuisine and culture.

The band  “The Poets” have played at La Festa every single year, and will be back again this weekend.

Organizers say the best thing about the event is the friendships that form between all kinds of people.

During Eyewitness News at 5 and 6 am – Eyewitness News Reporter Dave Caulfield joined organizers for a preview of the food, music, fun and more food!

Here is what you need to know about LA Festa

More Information La Festa Website

La Festa Hours

Fri. Sept 2- 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sat. Sept. 3- 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. Sept. 4- 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Mon. Sept. 5 – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

5K Unico Run

5th Annual Captain James R. Minicozzi Memorial Run

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Race Starts at 10 am


Help for Earthquake Victims

Donations to support aid for the victims of the recent earthquake in Italy will be accepted at the La Festa Committee tent and the UNICO porketta stand, both located on the North Washington Ave. side of the Square

Yoga and La Festa

Two local yoga studios will be holding sessions to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center.

On the festival’s opening night, Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m., Jaya Yoga Studio is holding “Glowga On The Square,” a one-hour event – taught with glow sticks – on the grass near the fountains on the North Washington Avenue side of the Square.

On Monday morning, September 5, at 10 a.m., Nearme Yoga will conduct a session on the Linden Street side of the Square

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