The annual event began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca, Sicily.
The 112th Fisherman's Feast begins with a blessing of the ocean at Columbus Park at 6 pm on Thursday. The festival continues with performances and special events throughout the weekend. A procession takes place on Sunday afternoon, followed by the "Flight of the Angel" at 8pm.
The Blue Man Group performs on August 20.