JULY 15-18


Authentic Italian Fare





Chicken or Pork Parmesan $5.00

Italian Chili $5.00

Bruschetta 3 for $5.00

Grilled Portobello $5.00

Italian Feather Fries $5.00

Funnel Cakes $5.00


Colonel Pomps Tavern:


Chicken Pasta Alfredo $6.00

Fried Zeppole $4.00




Rigatoni Meatball Dinner $6.00

Meatball Sub $5.00

Risotto Balls $4.00

Repicci's Italian Ice:

Italian Ice $5.00

Gelato $6.00

Additional Vendors:





Royal Roman



Tony's Italian Sausage






Fun, exciting, entertaining, versatile, these are the adjectives that best describe Diamanti.
Always a crowd favorite at Festa Italiana in Newport, KY, these five talented entertainers from Chicago, comprise one of the most popular contemporary Italian-American musical acts in the United States.
Diamanti’s musical style and repertoire features an incredible
selection of classic and contemporary Italian and American pop


Revolver is a band still paving their way through Cincinnati and the Tri-State Area with live music at all of your favorite local events.  Catch this band at Newport Italianfest playing English rock band covers.


Get out ya seat people because the Naked Karate Girls has rolled up wit da curb feelers and brought the party! Dis ain’t just another band, dis is an experience. Knowwhudimean? NKG is four city slickers from Cincinnati, Ohio who have been bringing the fun in other bands for years. Now, united by 3-piece suits, Schlitz beer and a mastery of mustache grooming skills, NKG has come together to form the ultimate undercover party force. We’re not just the local fuzz...we’re three macho cops and one crazy suspect who tro down the best music from all decades. Kapiche?

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The Everyday People Band is a cover band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We play groove-based music from the 70s-present. Styles and artists include the typical Motown artists, 80s R&B, blue-eyed soul, disco, funk, rock, and newer groups/performers.

The Pete Wagner Band has performed at the Newport Italian
Festival since its inception. The Thursday night opener features the Pete Wagner big band. Later in the week-end, an eight piece
version of the band takes the stage playing traditional Italian songs and requested selections from the audience. The band also
backs-up the national headliners which appear annually. Your friends and family will enjoy the talented and professional musicians throughout the entire Newport Italian Festival.
The Pete Wagner Band has been a local favorite for over 50 years. 

Schedule of Events


Info coming soon. 

Italian Food

Enjoy samplings of authentic Italian fare of many local hot spots

Italian Heritage


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 to do?



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