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HerrinFesta Italiana runs through Memorial Day. Here are the highlights.

HerrinFesta Italiana runs through Memorial Day. Here are the highlights.

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HerrinFesta Italiana Parade 2017

Herrin Mayor Steve Frattini and his wife, Sharon, ride in the HerrinFesta Italiana Parade in 2017.

HERRIN — HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, began Saturday with Southern Illinois Opry in Herrin Civic Center and runs through Memorial Day.

Here’s a list of highlights for the rest of the festival:

Sunday, May 20: Little Mr. and Miss Pageant and Baby Contest, 2 p.m., Herrin Civic Center.

Monday, May 21: Miss HerrinFesta Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m., Herrin Civic Center.

Tuesday, May 22: Mayors HerrinFesta Honoree Banquet, 6 p.m., Herrin Civic Center. Tickets are required.

Wednesday, May 23: Talent Contest, 6 p.m., Herrin Civic Center.

Thursday, May 24: Hartley Fine Art Exhibit, 11 a.m., Hartley Art Gallery; For the City and Pop Evil, gates open 6 p.m., Piazza Stage; Cat Daddy’O, 7 p.m., Giardino Tent.

Friday, May 25: Ed Goodwin Memorial Prayer Breakfast, 7 a.m., Herrin Civic Center; Robert A. Ferarri Corporate Division Bocce Tournament, begins at 11 a.m., Herrin Bocce Court; Denzil Walker and Hal Norment Festa Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Pine Lakes Golf Course; Hartley Fine Art Exhibit, 11 a.m., Hartley Art Gallery; Kids Bike and Pet Parade, 4 p.m., OLMC Parking Lot; Sponsor VIP Party, 5:30 p.m., Herrin Civic Center and Giardino Tent; Kali Lynn, John Spicer and Lee Brice, gate open at 6 p.m., Piazza Stage; Dr. Fever and the Venus Flytrap, 7 p.m., Giardino Tent

Saturday, May 26: John A. Logan Tri-Festa Triathlon, 8 a.m., John A. Logan College; Hartley Fine Art Exhibit, 10 a.m., Hartley Art Gallery, 100 S. Park Ave.; Grand Parade, 11 a.m., Park Avenue; Festa Jazz Trio, noon, Giardino Tent; Adult-Child Bocce Tournament, 12:30 p.m., Herrin Bocce Courts; Bigga Nose Contest, 1:30 p.m., Herrin Civic Center; Pasta Sauce Contest, 1:45 p.m., Herrin Civic Center; Festa Poster Award Reception, 2 p.m., Baldwin Piano and Organ Center; Pasta Eating Contest, 2:30 p.m., Herrin Civic Center, Grape Stomp, 3 p.m., Walkers Bluff Giardino Tent; Italian Art Exhibit Reception, 3 p.m., Herrin City Library; The Squadfathers, 4 p.m., Giardino Tent; Cory Evitts, Mike Renick Band and The Beach Boys, gates open at 6 p.m., Piazza Stage; The Deplorables, 8 p.m., Giardino Tent.

Sunday, May 27: HerrinFesta Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Herrin City Park; Special Intention Mass, 11 a.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church; 10th Annual Poker Run, registration at 11 a.m., first bike out at noon, J&J Time Out Sports Bar; Hartley Fine Art Exhibit, noon, Hartley Art Gallery; International Championship Bocce Tournament, 1 p.m., Herrin Bocce Courts; Clayton Gribble, 4 p.m., Giardino Tent; Seamstress, KIX, Slaughter, Queensryche, gates open at 5 p.m., Piazza Stage; Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys, 8 p.m., Giardino Tent.

Monday, May 28: Road Races, 7:30 a.m., various locations; Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m., Doughboy on North Park Avenue across from city hall; Hartley Fine Art Exhibit, 11 a.m., Hartley Art Gallery; Four Deep, 1 p.m., Giardino Tent; Faith and Family Night at the Festa, Jordan Feliz and Natalie Grant, gates open at 5 p.m., Piazza Stage.


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