Join more than 100,000 fellow Italian food and culture enthusiasts on the Newport riverfront to celebrate (and stuff yourself with) Italian food and fun all weekend long at Italianfest. The festival features authentic Italian food from beloved local eateries including Pompilios, Bella Luna, Tony’s Italian Sausage, Roma’s and more.
As you enjoy sausage, pasta and pizza from Thursday night through Sunday evening, live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation (and even from “the old country” itself) will turn Newport into little Italy, complete with golf, an Italian family photo booth, pizza and cooking contests, games, a Bocci Ball tournament and fireworks at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
5-11 p.m. Thursday, June 12; 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 13; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14; noon-9 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Free. Newport riverfront, Newport, Ky., 859-292-3666, newportitalianfest.com