OCEANPORT: Monmouth Park's newest event is set to hit the racetrack this weekend.
The first-ever Italian Festival will bring a taste of Italy to Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and continue through Sunday.
The festival will include music, games for all ages including two bocce courts, and food from Luzzo's La Pizza Napoletina, Mangia Mangia Catering, Four Boys, The Little Sicilian, Enzo's Pizza, The Tasty Trolley and others.
Live music will be playing all weekend long with the Metropolitan Festival Band on Saturday as well as the Rory Daniels Band on Sunday, Aug. 7. Sunday is also Family Fun Day and will feature pony rides, face painters and a bounce house.
Saturday's 11-race, live thoroughbred racing card will be headlined by the $60,000 Colleen Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on the turf.