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

COFFEE WITH FEAST PRESIDENT - Steve Duarte shares his sincere passion and his commitment to the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. “Togetherness, love, heritage, tradition, and faith. Our parents gave this legacy to us. They instilled in us…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

ARE YOU READY FOR "THE FEAST"? 103rd Annual Celebration with wonderful family and friends from around the world - Join us, (FREE ADMISSION) August 3,4,5,6, 2017 for more great continuous live entertainment, traditional portuguese food,…

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

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

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official via Facebook

Ménage - 4 DAYS & 4 STAGES OF FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!! Starts Thursday August 3, 2017 - 103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament - Official! Experience "THE FEAST" your major summer event!…

Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament and David LavalIee are now friends
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gill imran is now a member of Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament
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See Rebecca Correia perform as our Friday night headliner!!! - it's going to be an amazing weekend!!! - Join us on August 3-6, 2017 - For more updates, join "Feast Friends" - Got Madeira? See you soon!…

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4 DAYS & 4 STAGES OF FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!! Starts Thursday August 3, 2017

103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

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COFFEE WITH FEAST PRESIDENT STEVE DUARTE - Today was a very special day! The Madeira wine arrived from Madeira! Stay tuned with more from "Coffee with the President" as Steve Duarte takes us behind the scenes as we enter the final…

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Celebrating the arrival of Madeira Wine for the 103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament! Feast President Steve Duarte helps unload the 1st barrel of Madeira Wine!!! The 2017 Feast Committee has worked so hard in preparation for this year's…

Christopher Esposito is now a member of Feast Of The Blessed Sacrament
Jun 15
Richard Wilkinson and David LavalIee are now friends
Jun 12
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VENDOR AVAILABILITY - We still have limited availability for vendor space at our 103rd Feast of the Blessed Sacrament! Our 4 Days of Carnival, Parade, Entertainment and Family Activities will create great opportunity new vendors. Please inquire…

Joseph Pires and David LavalIee are now friends
Jun 10
Steve Duarte and David LavalIee are now friends
Jun 7
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