The Belmont Business Improvement District is thrilled to announce the Ferragosto festival in Bronx Little Italy!

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for a day filled with Italian culture, delicious food from our local businesses, and wonderful live entertainment to  world-famous Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street on Sunday, September 8, 2024, 12-6pm, rain or shine.

This ancient Roman festival dates back to 18 B.C. when the gathering was created in honor of the emperor, Caesar Augustus. For over 25 years, the merchants of Bronx Little Italy have banded together to keep this Italian tradition alive by engaging visitors in Italian culture, tradition, music, and of course, authentic food.

The Ferragosto event continues to grow each year with thousands of guests who travel from near and far to make it part of their family tradition. Ferragosto is a way to convene our customers and supporters in a festival-like atmosphere and share what we have to offer as an authentic Little Italy. Attendees love to be immersed in Italian culture and experience all the fun, food, and music the festival has to offer. Ferragosto is a chance for people to experience first-hand the neighborhood’s old-world charm and tradition of good taste.

2023 Performances by Nick Vero, Jenna Esposito, RockSteady, Elio Scaccio, and Department of Fools.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors Little Italy in the Bronx, Fordham University, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, SBH Health System, conEdison, and Didonna Auto Group

For more information and pictures from Ferragosto 2023 please visit the Ferragosto website.

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page!

In addition to street parking and the Belmont Municipal Parking Field at 2365 Hoffman Street, there are parking garages located at Fordham University 685 E Fordham Road (with shuttle 11am-7pm), SBH Health System 4422 Third Ave (Enter on Quarry Road), and Fordham Plaza Garage 450 East 189th St.


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