Newport Italianfest

June 12, 2014 at 5:47 AM | Posted in Festivals | 3 Comments
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Newport Italianfestitalian fest


Location: Newport Riverfront

Times: Thursday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 8 p.m.)
Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon – 9 p.m.

Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society, is held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation and from “the old country”, a Golf Outing, and a Family Photo Booth showcasing the history of Italian families that settled in Newport generations ago. Other fun includes a pizza eating contest, a cooking contest, games, and rides for the little ones. Events kick off with a Bocci Ball Tournament at Pompilio’s Restaurant on Wednesday. The event averages 100,000 visitors. For more info, call 859.292.3666.


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  1. I love Itallian festivals.

    • This one’s a good one, you can smell the aroma of Italian cooking from miles away!

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