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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Newport Farmers Market - Newport on the Levee Concert Series - Taste of Newport - Newport Italianfest

Newport Italianfest June 9-June 12. FTM file. 
Our friends to our west have a lot of things coming up in the next few weeks. Here's a sampling of what's happening in Newport.

Newport Farmers Market Is NOW Open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

The Newport Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9 to 12 at 711 Monmouth Street in the Daily Market parking lot adjacent to the Pepper Pod Restaurant.  It will be open every Saturday through October 29th rain/shine.

The Farmers Market provides a variety of home grown fruits, vegetables, annual and perennial flowers. When the Market opens the farmers plan to have baked goods, herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, and flower plantings.  The local farmers continue to strive to provide safe food to our Northern Kentucky community.

The farmers accept WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and SFMNP (Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) coupons.

Kerry Tent Sale at NKU – Thursday, May 26 – Monday, May 30

The Kerry Dealerships are hosting a Tent Sale at NKU from Thursday, May 26 – Monday, May 30.  Hours: Thursday & Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm and Monday 10am-6pm.


Live on the Levee. 

The largest patio party in Northern Kentucky is back for 2016 as Bud Light's LIVE at the Levee Summer Concert Series presented by The New 94.9 returns on May 26th and runs through September 8th.

The free Thursday night concert series takes place from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on the Riverfront Plaza next to the Newport Aquarium.

Band Line Up:
May 26th - The Rusty Griswolds
June 2nd - Gee Your Band Smells Terrific
June 9th - DV8
June 16th - The Newbees
June 23rd - The Whammies
June 30th - Soul Pocket
July 7th - Swan
July 14th - StrangeLove
July 21st - Dan Varner Band
July 28th - Shut Up & Drive
August 4th - Naked Karate Girls
August 11th - Glory Days
August 18th - The SunBurners
August 25th - Soul Pocket
September 1st - DV8
September 8th - The Rusty Griswolds

Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 30 – Beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Parade route:  
South on York Street to Sixth Street
East on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street
South on Monmouth Street to Tenth Street
Parade ends at Tenth Street (City Building)

Following the parade, a ceremony in honor of our Veterans, will be held in front of the Newport City Building at Tenth and Monmouth Streets.  A complimentary continental breakfast will follow, in the first floor Multi-Purpose room of the City Building.

Reminder: On Monday at 3:00pm everyone is encouraged to take time to stop and remember the Veterans who have gone before us and those currently serving our country who continue to give us our FREEDOM today!

East Row Garden Walk – Saturday and Sunday - June 4 & 5, 2016
East Row Garden Walk. Via FTM media partner,
Begins at 6th & Washington – Water Tower Square Parking Lot

Mark your calendars for the 20th Annual East Row Garden Walk the first weekend in June — June 4 and 5 — in Newport Kentucky’s East Row Historic District. The Walk will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

For 20 years, curiosity, a passion for gardening and a desire for unique ideas have enticed thousands of visitors to tour the charming gardens on the walk, which features nine private gardens including some enver before opened to the public.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to the TreeRevitalize Program which is spear heading the planting of new tress in all areas of the city.  This program has lead to the platning of over 200 new tress in Newport in the last two years. Another planting is scheduled for October of this year.

Taste of Newport – Sunday, June 5th 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

700-800 Blocks of Monmouth – Rain/Shine – Delicious Food and Live Music and More.

Participating food businesses: 27 Bar + Kitchen, BB Riverboats, Bello’s Bike Pops, Bernhard’s Bakery, Bourbon & Broad, Carabello Coffee, Dick’s Last Resort, Dixie Chili, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar & Restaurant, Gourmet Chili, Hot Head Burritos, JerZee’s Pub & Grub, LaMexicana Restaurant & Grocery, Lana’s Diner, Mister Softee, Newport Pizza, Packhouse, Peluso Market, Pepper Pod Restaurant, Pompilios, Sis’s on Monmouth, Smooth Nitro Coffee (located at The Hatchery in St. Paul’s Evangelical Church), Webb’s BBQ, Wiedemann Brewing.

All food items will be priced $5 and under.  A selection of domestic and craft beers will also be available for purchase.

Live music will be performed in the 700 & 800 blocks of Monmouth featuring alt rock, classic rock, western, country, acoustic, jazz, originals and more.

Newport Italianfest - Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 

Celebrate the 25th Annual Newport Italianfest

Enjoy live music all weekend at Festival Park on Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor Southgate Bridges.

Thursday, June 9: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
8:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
8:30 p.m. Honored Italian-American Sons and Daughters Award:Wayne Carlisle
8:45 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra

Friday, June 10: 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
6:15 p.m. Honored Italian-American
Ceremony: Larry Giancola
6:45 p.m. Ragdoll
8:00 p.m. Papa John’s Pizza Eating Contest
8:30 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
10:00 p.m. Diamanti
After Reds Game - Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks

Saturday, June 11: 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Lauren Hill’s 5K Spaghetti Run
12:30 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
3:30 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
4:30 p.m. Ragdoll
6:00 p.m. Diamanti
7:15 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
8:15 p.m. Papa John’s Pizza Eating Contest
8:30 p.m. Ragdoll
10:00 p.m. Diamanti
11:00 p.m. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks

Sunday, June 12: Noon – 9 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
1:30 p.m. Ragdoll
2:00 p.m. Cooking Contest
2:45 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
4:00 p.m. Diamanti
5:15 p.m. Ragdoll
6:30 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
8:00 p.m. Diamanti

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