A Few HerrinFesta 2018 Parade Pix

HerrinFesta Italiana is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Herrin, Illinois. We only made it to the end of the parade this year, but these are a few of the things we saw. Enjoy!

Memorial Day Traditions in Southern Illinois

Note: This post was updated with information received from our Consulting Historian, Carl Sullens, on 5/26/21 regarding the origin of Memorial Day. Additionally, corrections have been made regarding the date which HerrinFesta Italiana began. Info on celebrations in 2021 was added. Southern Illinoisans have a rich history of family-based Memorial Day Traditions. Swimming pools open, … Continue reading Memorial Day Traditions in Southern Illinois

It’s Festa Time!

HerrinFesta Italiana kicked off this week in Herrin. The event has been a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Southern Illinois since its beginning in 1991 and celebrates Herrin's Italian heritage. There are two entrances to the Festa: The Piaza and The Midway. An admission fee is required for many of the concerts in the Piaza, … Continue reading It’s Festa Time!