Preparations are being made for the 22nd Annual Newport Italianfest!
June 13 – 14 – 15 - 16, 2013
On Newport’s Riverfront beside the Ohio River and the Purple People Bridge
Thursday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Opening Ceremony at 8 p.m.)
Friday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Fireworks after the Reds game)
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, at 4 p.m. on Wed., June 12th. The event averages 100,000 visitors. For more info, call 859-292-3666.
Italianfest Family Recognition:
If you know of an individual of Italian descent age 80 or older who lives in the city, call the City of Newport at 859-292-3687. Their names will be added to an HONOR ROLL in our Italian Festival Program.
Nominees are also being accepted for our Honored Italian-American Sons and Daughters Award. This award will go to an individual who has made a difference in the City of Newport and to the Italianfest. The award may also be awarded posthumously, so please give us a call with your nomination.