NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Thursday marks the start of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford.

The 107th feast features a variety of food, wine and entertainment including live music, a parade, a 5K road race and a carnival.

The event is recognized as the largest Portuguese feast in the world, which brings tens of thousands of people into the city.

The four-day event runs through Sunday at Madeira Field.