Events Calendar

2019 Festivals in Newport

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TASTE OF NEWPORT

June 2

Monmouth Street between 6th and 9th Street

Sunday             11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us again for the street festival where Newport businesses offer a taste of their best with all items priced modestly so you can sample a lot of our flavors! The event will also feature live music, sidewalk sales and more! Monmouth will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6th and 9th Streets during the event so attendees can stroll about and visit all their friends, favorite booths and businesses.

28th ANNUAL NEWPORT ITALIANFEST Presented by Jake Sweeney Fiat

June 13, 14, 15, 16

Newport Riverfront

Thursday           5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m.

Friday               5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Fireworks after Reds game

Saturday           10 a.m.  – 11:30 p.m. Fireworks at 11 p.m.

Sunday             Noon - 9 p.m. 

Join us for the 28th Newport Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society and 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. Events kick off with a Bocci Ball Tournament at Pompilio’s Restaurant on Wednesday. The event averages over 100,000 visitors. For more info, call 859-292-3666.

BACON, BOURBON & BREW FESTIVAL*

July 11, 12, 13, 14

Newport Riverfront

Friday               5 p.m. - 11 pm.

Saturday           Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday             Noon – 9 p.m.

The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun. For more information, please contact Marc at: 513-477-3320.

GLIER’S GOETTAFEST*

August 1, 2, 3, 4

Newport Riverfront

Thursday           5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday                           5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks after Reds game

Saturday           Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday                         Noon – 9 p.m.

Glier’s Goettafest is a family-fun festival celebrating the region’s love of Goetta. Here Goetta will be prepared in many delicious ways such as Goetta Reubens, omelets, pizza and more. There will be continuous live music, games and rides. For more information, please contact Kerry Schall at 859-291-1800 x 213, kerry@goetta.com or visit www.goettafest.com.

GREAT INLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IN NEWPORT*

August 8, 9, 10, 11

Newport Riverfront

Thursday           5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday               5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday           Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday                         Noon – 9 p.m.

The Great Inland Seafood Festival is held along the riverbank in Newport features premium seafood dishes from restaurants around the Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati Region and music for all. For more information, please visit Great Inland Seafood Festival.

RIDES ON MONMOUTH - NEWPORT DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW

August 25

Monmouth Street (Between 5th & 11th Streets)

Sunday             Noon – 5 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.)

Over 200 classic cars registered for last year’s event. Come enjoy this family-friendly event, enjoy the day and sample our great restaurants. All day fun  and judging of best entries. Benefits Newport Buenger Boys & Girls Club. For more info call Sal at 859.912.2509.

RIVERFEST

September 1

Newport Riverfront

Sunday             Noon – 10 p.m.

Live entertainment on Riverboat Row from noon to 9 p.m., food, beverages and Rozzi’s largest and oldest fireworks display at dark. In 2017, there were more than 250,000 visitors. For more information, please visit WEBN

NEWPORT OKTOBERFEST*

September 27, 28, 29

Newport Riverfront

Friday               5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks after the Reds game!

Saturday           Noon – 11 p.m.

Sunday             Noon – 9 p.m.

The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music. Participating restaurants include Wertheim’s and others. There will also be continuous live German entertainment. Free admission. For more information, call 513-477-3320.

 

* Denotes events for which the City of Newport provides logistical support but does not manage the event.

 

 

 

 

RIDES ON MONMOUTH - NEWPORT DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW

 

Date:               August 27

Location:        Monmouth Street (Between 3rd & 11th Streets)

Time:              Sunday          11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Over 200 classic cars registered for last year’s event. Come enjoy this family-friendly event, enjoy the day and sample our great restaurants. All day fun includes a raffle and judging of the best entries. For more information call Sal at 859.912.2509.

 

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