103rd ANNUAL CELEBRATION - AUGUST 3,4,5,6, 2017

OPENING DAY:
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

ENTERTAINMENT:  
Continuous live entertainment on four stages featuring top name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of Madeiran Heritage.

FOOD & DRINK:
Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

FAMILY FUN DAY:    
The Family Day program has grown over the years and this year is chock full of wonderful entertainment that will please the child in us all. Featuring both kid-themed activities such as face painting and more...

SPECIAL:    
Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!

PARADE:
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 2p.m. Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

MUSEUM CAFE ENTERTAINMENT:
Museum Café located in the cobblestone courtyard just south of the building. The Cafe serves wine, cool drinks and espresso and cappuccino. Quiet Madeiran and other music create a calming atmosphere where conversation is easy at comfortable bistro style tables. Renowned local fado singers are regular guests at our café singing the soulful Portuguese music.

Steven B. Duarte - 2017 Feast President 

I welcome you to the 103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, the largest Portuguese Feast in the world; where admission and entertainment are still “free”!

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

Wonderful time at the ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT - Club Madeirense SS Sacramento Charitable Foundation!…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

THANK YOU! We appreciate everyone who attended our ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT - Club Madeirense SS Sacramento Charitable Foundation! It was a great success!!

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT (TONIGHT!) - Club Madeirense SS Sacramento Charitable Foundation. Ever wanted to own an actual Madeira wine barrel? Well, tonight's your chance at the Feast Scholarship Wine Tasting fundraiser. This barrel will be…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT - Club Madeirense SS Sacramento Charitable Foundation - TONIGHT - Saturday, May 13th 6pm – 9pm at the Feast Grounds Pavilion - Tickets $30 each. Help us raise support for our scholarship fund!…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT - Club Madeirense SS Sacramento Charitable Foundation - Saturday, May 13th 6pm – 9pm at the Feast Grounds Pavilion - Tickets $30 each. Help us raise support for our scholarship fund!…

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SCHOLARSHIP WINE TASTING EVENT - JOIN US! Do you miss the Feast? Come join the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Scholarship Committee. Annual Wine Tasting Event - Saturday, May 13 th 6:00 – 9:00pm. At the Feast Grounds Pavilion - Tickets $30…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

Viva Portugal Festa - Free! Thank you for celebrating with us! We appreciate everyone who came out to support Viva Portugal! It was wonderful community event sponsored by the Zeiterion Theatre.…

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VIVA PORTUGAL! - MAY 6, 2017 - SATURDAY, 1:00-7:45PM. Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, sponsor of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is proud and honored to be participating in Viva Portugal this Saturday! Please come see us and enjoy the tastes…

Nicole Rebelo, Wyatt Marshall and Renee joined Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament
Apr 30
Cynthia Burke, Derek A Macedo and ERNEST J. TABER joined Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament
Apr 28
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HEADLINER - Spin Doctors!! - 4 DAYS & 4 STAGES OF FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!! Starts Thursday August 3, 2017 - 103rd Feast Entertainment committee is bringing to you Thursday night, A PARTY!!” said Mike Duarte, 2017 Feast Entertainment…

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HEADLINER ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday August 3rd -10PM! The 2017 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Entertainment Committee is PROUD to announce this year's HEADLINER BAND! CLICK HERE:…

Lori Souza, Marie Melucci, Avelino S Defaria and 2 more joined Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament
Apr 23
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

HEADLINER - Sunday August 6th 10:00PM THE STORY OF RAVEN CLIFF began with Justin Spears moving from Rockport, TX to Nashville, TN in 2005. A prolific songwriter with vocal talent, Justin was able to make a living writing music and singing demos…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

HEADLINER- Saturday August 5th 10:00PM The Ferreira siblings spent their childhood travelling between Toronto Canada, and a small town in Portugal where their heritage and much of their family still lived. Whether due to The Beatles records on at…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

HEADLINER - Friday August 4th 10:00PM Rebecca Correia - Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Rebecca Correia, who Vance Gilbert called a 'broken-winged angel' after their first shared performance, is a young veteran with already over 200…

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