Thursday, June 7, 2018

27th Annual Newport Italianfest Starts Today

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 7-10 – Riverboat Row


Event Hours: Thursday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  | Opening Ceremony: 7:00 p.m.

The 27th Newport Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society starts today and runs through Sunday.

The music, festival and game event 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 cooking contest, games and rides for the little ones.

Participating Restaurants include: Alfio's, Brio's, Col Pomp, Fred & Nick's Souveniers, La Rosa's, Newport Pizza, Pagano's, Pompilios, Repiccis Italian Ice, Royal Roman Roadhouse, Sons of Italy, Tony's Italian Sausage & Trotta's

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday, June 7th: 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Festival Grounds Open
5:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
6:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Honored Italian American
Sons and Daughters Award – Frank Peluso
8:00 p.m. Revolver
9:00 p.m. Revolver
10:00 p.m Revolver
11:00 p.m. Closing

Friday, June 8th: 5:00 – 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Festival Grounds Open
5:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
6:00 p.m. Honored Italian American
Sons and Daughters Award – Margie Guidugli Grimm
6:30 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
7:00 p.m. Tre Bella
8:15 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
9:30 p.m. The Cavaliers
11:00 p.m. Fireworks after the Reds game
11:30 p.m. Closing

Saturday, June 9th: Noon – 11:30 p.m.
Noon       Pete Wagner Orchestra
1:00 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
2:15 p.m. Pete Wagner Orchestra
3:30 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
4:45 p.m. The Cavaliers
6:00 p.m. Tre Bella
7:00 p.m. Italian-American Heritage Honoree – John Santini
7:15 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
8:30 p.m. Tre Bella
9:45 p.m. The Cavaliers
11:00 p.m. Rozzi’s Fireworks
11:30 p.m. Closing


Sunday, June 10th: Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Noon Festival Grounds Open
Noon Tre Bella
1:00 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
2:00 p.m. Cooking Contest
2:00 p.m. The Cavaliers
3:00 p.m. Tre Bella
4:00 p.m. Moreno Fruzzetti
5:00 p.m. The Cavaliers
6:00 p.m. Revolver
7:00 p.m. Revolver
8:00 p.m. Revolver
9:00 p.m. Closing

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