SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  La Festa Italiana is underway in downtown Scranton. The festival features over 80 vendors, music, a 5k Run and more.

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On Eyewitness News at Five, PA Live Host Dave Kuharchik check out the action on the first night of the event.

Eyewitness News Reporter Haley Bianco joins us there live on Eyewitness News at 7 on WYOU.

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

The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton.

The liturgy is celebrated in conjunction with La Festa Italiana, which occurs over the Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday, September 2-5, on Courthouse Square, one block from the Cathedral.

Reverend David P. Cappelloni, La Festa chaplain, will be the principal celebrant. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will preside and give the homily.

Seminarian William Beechko is Master of Ceremonies and Patrick J. Massino will serve as deacon.