An event that's sure to draw tens of thousands, if not more, into New Bedford gets it's start this Thursday night.

The 100th annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, also known as the Portuguese Feast, will feature a wide variety of entertainment, and all of the food that has been associated with the feast for an entire century.

Feast President Larry Jacques:

Cacoila, Carne de Espeto, and of course, malasadas will continue to be top food staples at the feast this year, along with the imported wine from Madeira.

This year's headline performance will be "Blood, Sweat & Tears", scheduled to play Friday night at the Madeira Avenue feast grounds.