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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

Newport Italianfest Set to Delight Visitors June 13-16 with Music, Food, and Culture

 

NEWPORT, KY - Celebrate Italian heritage at Newport Italianfest from June 13-16, 2024, at Newport Festival Park with free admission for all! Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with live entertainment, delicious Italian cuisine, and stunning Ohio River views.

Founded in 1991 by Thomas Guidugli and Jerry Peluso, Newport Italianfest has grown into a premier event, attracting over 120,000 visitors annually. Savor authentic dishes from local favorites like Pompilio’s and Alfio's Buon Cibo, plus food trucks offering delights like Chicken Parmigiana and Italian Hoagies.

Family fun includes caricatures, face painting, and inflatables with a wristband. The festival features live music from both internationally recognized Italian musicians and local talent, including new acts like Dr. Zoot and Aaron Caruso Band, alongside favorites like Pete Wagner Band and Moreno Fruzzetti.

Located on Riverboat Row between the Taylor-Southgate and Purple People Bridges, Newport Italianfest offers something for everyone, from food and music to historic photographs of Italian families. Join the festivities and immerse yourself in this beloved tradition!

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Menu

 Authentic Italian Fare 

Food Vendors

Pagano's
Italian Grill

  • Stuffed Shells w/ 3 cheeses, 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, mozzarella, tomato, basil

  • Italian ribbon fries  topped  w/ marinara and parmesan    cheese

  • Funnel Cakes

Pompilio's
Since 1933

  • 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 w/ chips

    • (Meatball or Chicken Parmigiana)

  • Sausage Pepper and Onion App

Royal Roman's
Roadhouse

  • Italian Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

  • Meat Balls-on-a-stick w/ Sauce or Cheese 

  • Crabby Lobster Mac & Cheese

  • Fettuccine Alfredo - Add Chicken or Shrimp 

  • Mobster Mozzarella Meatball Flatbread 

  • Garlic Parmesan Fries

Italian Tenderloins

  • Italian Tenderloins

  • Ribbon Fries

  • Corn Dogs

Italian Steakburgers

  • Italian Steakburgers

  • Italian Garlic Fries

Alfio's

  • Short Rib Ravioli

  • Mushroom Ravioli

  • Gnocchi Bolognese

  • Berry Cheesecake

Alberto’s
Fine Cuisine

  • Sirloin Linguini 

  • Chicken Linguini Saltado 

  • Italian Goetta Sandwich 

  • Giant Cream Puff 

  • Italian Chocolate cake 

  • Apple Strudel 

 

Strong's Pizza

  • Assorted Wood-Fired Pizza Slices

Tony's

  • Italian Sausage

  • Onion Rings

Mis Sabores

  • 5 Cheese/Meat Lasagna

  • Gnocchi Lasagna

  • Meatball Bruschetta

  • Pomodoro Bruschetta

  • Penne Pasta w/ Bolognese

  • Ceviche Mixto

  • Italian Elote

Cannolis

  • Cannoli

    • Classic​

    • Chocolate Chip

    • Sprinkles

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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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?

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Cooking Contest

Sunday, June 16

Compete in bringing the best meat pasta dish to Newport Italianfest!

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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