Festival Information

 

 40th Anniversary

IAATO Italian Festival

in Ocean Township

August 10th – 14th, 2016

Opens 5:00 PM Daily until 11:00 PM

Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Celebrating Italian Heritage and Culture!

Admission is Free.

Discounted Family Ticket Ride Packages are available every night of the festival.

For more information please email: infoiaato@gmail.com or call 732-517-1040.

  

2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

August 10, 2016-Wednesday

4:30 – closing – A & S Sound for all sound and intermissions

5:00pm – 40th Ocean Township Italian Festival Officially Opens (Ceremony 6pm on Friday)

5:00 – 7:15pm – Lake House Music Academy Pros Bands

6:00 – 10:00pm Hourly 50/50 Drawing

7:30 – 8:00pm – Pizza Contest sponsored by Enzo’s

8:00 – 10:00pm – Taylor Tote

10:15pm – Italian Raffle Drawing

11:00pm – Festival Grounds Close

 

August 11, 2016-Thursday

4:30 – closing – A & S Sound for all sound and intermissions

5:00 – 7:15pm – Lake House Music Academy Pros Bands

6:00 – 10:00pm Hourly 50/50 Drawing

7:30 – 8:00pm – Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by the Windmill

8:00 – 10:30pm – Jerry Topinka Jazz Quartet

10:15pm – Italian Raffle Drawing

11:00pm – Festival Grounds Close

 

August 12, 2016-Friday

4:30 – closing – A & S Sound for all sound and intermissions

5:00 – 7:00pm – Lake House Music Academy Pros Bands

6:00 – 10:00pm Hourly 50/50 Drawing

6:00pm – Opening Ceremonies

7:30 – 8:00pm – Satori Academy of Martial Arts performance

8:00 – 10:30pm – Lights Out

10:15pm – Italian Raffle Drawing

11:00pm – Festival Grounds Close

 

August 13, 2016-Saturday

4:30 – closing – A & S Sound for all sound and intermissions

5:00 – 7:00pm – Lake House Music Academy Pros Bands

6:00 – 10:00pm Hourly 50/50 Drawing

7:00 – 7:30pm – All American Gymnastics performance

7:30 – 8:00pm – Jeon’s White Tiger performance

8:00pm – Wing Eating Contest Sponsored by Jacks Rib and Ale House

8:15 – 10:30pm – Vinyl Tide

10:15pm – Italian Raffle Drawing

11:00pm – Festival Grounds Close

 

August 14, 2016-Sunday

4:30 – closing – A & S Sound for all sound and intermissions

6:00 – 10:00pm Hourly 50/50 Drawing

5:00 – 7:00pm – Smokin Jackets

7:00 – 7:30pm – All American Gymnastic performance

7:30 – 8:00pm – Pasta Eating Contest sponsored by Falco’s

8:00 – 10:15pm – Lake House Music Academy Pros Bands

10:30pm – Italian Raffle Drawing

11:00pm – Festival 2016 Officially ends

 Festival Sponsors

Special thanks to all of our sponsors. Please patronize our sponsors to thank them for their support!

 

Fireworks

Super Foodtown of Ocean

Entertainment Sponsors

Ocean Township Education Association

Booth Sponsors

Giant 50-50 – Shrewsbury Volkswagen, Monmouth University

Pastry Booth – Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Food Tent – Diversified

Hourly 50-50 – PeLric Custom Window Treatments and Awnings

Zeppole – JAMM Printing

Sausage – Asbury Park Education Association

Lighting Sponsors – Paramount Realty, First Atlantic Credit Union

Sound and Technical – A & S Sound Pros

Equipment and Services – Vaccaro Construction Company, B.R. Harvey, Inc., Sakoutis Bros.

Banner Sponsors – Barry Edison, D.O.

Directions

Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Rd, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
 
From Garden State Parkway north or south, Exit 105, Drive East on Route 36, 4th light after toll South on Route 35, you will pass the front of Macy’s. 4 more traffic lights, Deal Road, take the jug handle and go east. Go 2 traffic lights and make a left on Whalepond Road. You can’t miss us.
From Route 18, north only, exit off the Eatontown, Route 36 East exit and follow the directions above.
From Route 18, south only, Take the Deal Road East exit and follow approx. 3 miles to Joe Palaia Park.

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