With authentic Italian food and live Italian music, Italianfest brings an air of Italy to the Tristate. The celebration kicks off with a bocce ball tournament at Pompilio’s Restaurant (600 Washington Ave., Newport, pompiliosrestaurant.com) at 4 p.m
5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Newport Riverfront, Newport, 859-292-3666, newportitalianfest.com.