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The American Italian festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Warren

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The Italian-American festival in downtown Warren is underway for a weekend full of food, games and live entertainment. 

The festival is from Thursday to Sunday in Courthouse Square. 

It's from 4 until 11 p.m. on Thursday, the rest of the weekend it will be open from 11 to 11. 

The following roads will be closed for the festival from Wednesday, August 9 at 6 p.m. until Monday, August 14 at 9 a.m. :

  • West Market Street, from North Park Avenue to Mahoning Avenue
  • Mahoning Avenue, from West Market Street to High Street
  • High Street, from North Park Avenue to Mahoning Avenue

All cars parked on these streets have to be moved by 5:45 p.m. on Thursday. 

Entertainment Schedule:

Thursday
4 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6 -11 p.m. - Bocce Tournament
6- 11 p.m. - Rex Taneri Band
6:30 p.m.  - The Tiny King and Queen Pageant
8 p.m. - The Miss Warren Italian Festival Pageant

Friday
 9:30  a.m. - Kick Off Breakfast (Entertainment - John Gabriele)
5 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Bocce Tournament
6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - DJ Tom Angelo

Saturday
9 a.m. - 11 p.m. - Bocce Tournament
1 - 5 p.m. - The Jim Frank Combo
7 - 11 p.m. - The Avanti Band
7 - 8 p.m. - The Butch Nichols Band
8:15 to 9:15 p.m. - Tony Ieluzzi
9:30 to 10:30 p.m.  - Amanda Beagle (Miss Ohio 2004)

Sunday
9 a.m. - Bocce Tournament
9:15 a.m. - Procession of the Madonna
9:30 a.m. - Outdoor Italian Mass
2 p.m. - Parade
1 - 5 p.m. - The Butch Nichols Band
7 - 11 p.m. - Frank Gallo
7 - 8 p.m. - Dominic Tocco Main Stage
8:15 - 9:15 p.m. - Tony Ieluzzi
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Amanda Beagle (Miss Ohio 2004)

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