More Than 50 Photos from Danbury’s Vibrant San Gennaro Festival
On Wednesday August 23rd hundreds of people gathered inside St. Peter's church in downtown Danbury for a mass with Catholic Bishop Frank Caggiano.
The mass was the kickoff to the 5-day Danbury San Gennaro Festival. Last year (2022) was the first time the Hat City held a San Gennaro Festival and by anyone's measurement it was a huge success but this year (2023) blew it out of the water.
There were over 40 vendors serving up the area's best Italian food, live musical performances, rides, carnival games, beer, wine and dancing. The I-95 Morning Show got to be a central character in this event with a tent smack dab in the middle of the action. We were lucky enough to broadcast live for three of the 5 days and it was as much fun as I've had in a long time.
Here are more than 50 of my favorite moments from the feast.
50 Photos from Danbury's Vibrant San Gennaro Festival
I walked around and did some man on the street questions on Saturday night at San Gennaro. This was sort of San Gennaro after dark.
Saturday night was by far the most well attended day of the festival. There were thousands of people, the green was full as were the surrounding blocks. I wanted to say that the green has not been that busy since the old Taste of Danbury celebrations but they weren't as popular as this year's San Gennaro. I believe this was the biggest and most successful event Danbury has ever had downtown.
P.S. I had every intention of taking more pictures of the food but none of it lasted long enough for a photo shoot.
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