Saint Ubaldo Day "Running of the Saints"
MAY 2024 • JESSUP
Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, Lackawanna County’s most unique festival only takes place in two places in the world: The sister Cities of Jessup, Pennsylvania, and Gubbio, Italy. Brought to Jessup in 1909, St. Ubaldo Day was a way for immigrants from Gubbio who largely settled in Jessup to feel connected to the home they left behind.
For over 100 years, this celebration has brought thousands of spectators to Lackawanna County to join in the fun. This wonderful tradition is an exciting combination of color, culture, pride, and faith that the whole family will enjoy.
While you are in town, be sure to check out the Jessup Hose Co. #2 Annual Carnival that accompanies the St. Ubaldo festivities. You’ll find delicious homemade food, rides, games, and nightly entertainment. Experience St. Ubaldo once, and we bet you’ll make it an annual tradition, too.
FOLLOW LA CORSA DEI CERI
KICKS OFF AT 5:30 PM
La Corsa dei Ceri is a fast-paced procession of the three saints' statues: St. Ubaldo, St. George., and St. Anthony. Sant' Ubaldo always "wins." It's his day, after all!
Stops are located at the following street intersections:
- Powell Avenue and Ward Street
- Mylert Street and Short Street
- Grassy Island Avenue and Ward Street
- Church Street and Center Street
- The S Turn (Church Street and Front Street)
- Church Street and Lane Street
- Church Street and Third Avenue
- At this point, the ceri turn to run up Church Street.
- Church Street and Erie Street
- Erie Street
- Veterans Memorial Field
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING LA CORSA DEI CERI
The ceraioli, capodieci, capocette, and others will celebrate a successful end of the Corsa with a procession of the disassembled ceri, stanghe, and saints to the Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center.
GPS ADDRESS: 310 Third Avenue, Jessup, PA, 18434
PARKING: There will be limited on-street parking in Jessup for the race.