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June 13-16
2024

June 13 5-11pm
June 14 5-11pm
June 15 12-11pm
June 16 12-9pm

WE ARE PET FRIENDLY

     In the fall of 1991, Mayor Thomas Guidugli and Commissioner Jerry Peluso recognized a need in the community for a family-oriented event, which would celebrate the region’s rich cultural history and reflect the pride that Newport citizens have for their community. Their commitment to making that vision a reality evolved into the establishment of Newport’s Italianfest.

 

     The City-sponsored event is produced by a core of dedicated volunteers who, every year, create a little bit of Italy here in Newport.

 

     Italianfest has evolved from a rather modest event with only five food

vendors and 5,000 visitors into one of the region's liveliest and family-oriented festivals. Over 120,000 visitors are expected to attend.

This year it will again be held on Riverboat Row between the Taylor-Southgate and the Purple People Bridges (below Newport on the Levee/Aquarium).

     You can enjoy many internationally recognized Italian and other local

musicians while taking in the sites along Newport’s riverfront. Many of the

area’s most popular Italian restaurants and vendors  provide authentic

Italian cuisine and the children are entertained by rides, puppet shows, and

games. One of the most popular aspects of the event is the display of historic

photographs of the Italian families who settled in our community.

Menu

 Authentic Italian Fare 

Food Vendors

Pagano's
Italian Grill

Royal Roman's
Roadhouse

-Stuffed Shells w/3cheeses,      meat, fresh-made sauce

-Chicken Parmesan                    Sandwich

-Grilled Portobello                      Mushrooms

-Italian Chili- made w/

  Italian cut green beans,            zucchini, meat

-Bruschetta- w/fresh toasted    bread, fresh mozzarella,          fresh tomato, fresh basil

-Italian ribbon fries  topped    w/ marinara and parmesan    cheese

-Funnel Cakes

 

-Meatballs-On-A-Stick

-Crabby Lobster

-Mac&Cheese Mozzarell

-Cheese Sticks Fettuccine

-Alfredo Chicken or Shrimp

-"The Mobster"-- Mozzarella     Meatball Pita Wrap

-Italian Fries

 

More Vendors:

Mis Sabores

Tony's

Tenderloins

Italian Burgers

Alfio's

Strong's Pizza

Cannolis

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Build your own Pasta
    -Choice of Spaghetti or Penne Pasta
    -Choice of Marinara, or Alfredo
ADD ON

     -Meatball, Sausage or Chicken


Chicken Parmigiana


Italian Hoagie with chips
(Meatball or Chicken Parmigiana)


Sausage Pepper and Onion App

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Homemade Ice Cream
Banana
Vanilla
Strawberry
Chocolate
Dairy Free Vanilla
Waffle Cone or Cake Cone

ICEBALLS
Cherry
Nectar
Blue Raspberry
Lime
Grape

 

Entertainment

2024 Newport Italianfest Entertainment Schedule

Thursday
5-6:30pm- Pete Wagner Band
6:30-7pm- Opening Ceremony
7-7:30pm Honored Italian-American Sons and Daughter Award
7:30-8:30- Moreno Fruzzetti
9-11pm- Aaron Caruso Band

Friday
5-7pm- Pete Wagner Band
6:45pm Honored Italian-American Sons and Daughter Award
7-8pm- Moreno Fruzzetti
8-8:45pm- Pete Wagner Band
9-11pm- Aaron Caruso Band 

Saturday
12-12:45pm- Pete Wagner Band
12:45- 1:45 pm- Moreno Fruzzetti
2-4pm- Vinyl Countdown

4-5pm- Moreno Fruzzetti
5:30- 8:30pm- Joey Said No
9-11pm- Dr. Zoot

Sunday
12-1:30pm- Pete Wagner Band
1:30-2:30pm- Moreno Fruzzetti
3-5:30pm- Dr. Zoot
6-9pm- Naked Karate Girls

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      Aaron Caruso    

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OUR KITCHEN

Family Fun

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$10.00 Wrisband
to Play All Day

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Italian Food

Enjoy samplings of authentic Italian fare of many local hot spots

Italian Heritage

Celebrate

Join us as we celebrate our Italian heritage not just with food and drink but with history. Visit our photo tent to see a little about the great families that put so much effort into building this great community.

WHAT'S NEW

What to do?

LOCATION & CONTACT

LOCATION & CONTACT

  • Facebook - White Circle

Riverboat Row  Newport, KY 41071

Parking

For more information or to become a vendor
submit your request here.

PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

101 W 4th Street

Newport, KY 41071

Newport on the Levve

Parking Garage

1 Levee Way
Newport, KY 41071

Riverboat Row

Newport, Ky 41071

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