St. Anthony of Padua will host its 39th annual Italian Festival, beginning the second week of June. The 2013 theme is Emilia-Romagna, the home region of St. Anthony’s legendary Fr. Roberto Balducelli, who celebrates his 100th birthday this year. According to Father Robert, the region is home to the most delicious food in all of Europe, so bring your appetite. Wilmington’s favorite festival annually draws 75,000 people to its eight-day Italian celebration. The festival features a variety of outdoor eateries, classic and modern music, authentic Italian products, and all the rides and games you could hope for.