Going to Oktoberfest or Italian Fest? How to plan your day

September 20, 2013 

Here's the schedule for Oktoberfest in downtown Belleville this weekend:

FRIDAY

* 11 a.m. Oktoberfest opens

* 3-6 p.m. music from the St. Louis Experience

* 5 p.m. opening ceremonies and tapping of the golden half-keg

* 7-11 p.m. music from the Straight 6 Band

* 11 p.m. Oktoberfest closes for the night

SATURDAY

* 8 a.m. until noon registration for the Car Show

* 11a.m.-1 p.m. music by Rendition

* 11a.m.-3 p.m. kids area open

* 2-6 p.m. music by Sh-Boom

* 7-11 p.m. music by Super Jam

*11 p.m. Oktoberfest closes

Here's the schedule for Italian Fest in downtown Collinsville this weekend.

At a glance

What: Italian Fest

Where: Downtown Collinsville (portions of West Main, Seminary, Center and Clinton streets)

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Admission: Free

Parade: 4 p.m. Saturday

Children's area: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Parking: Try your luck downtown or ride a free Madison County Transit shuttle from Dorris Intermediate School from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. both days

Information: 618-344-2884 or visit italianfest.net

Italian Fest schedule

Friday

11 a.m. -- Vendor booths open

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Children's area open

11:30 a.m. -- Opening ceremonies

11:30 a.m. -- Holy Cross Lutheran String and Chorus

Noon -- Grape Stomp

Noon to 4 p.m. -- Sunset Amusement (acoustic rock)

12:30 to 4 p.m. -- East Side Acoustics (acoustic modern and classic rock)

1 to 5 p.m. -- Vince Chiarelli Combo (Italian and pop standards)

5 to 5:30 p.m. -- Gracefully Yours Dance Academy

5:30 to 6 p.m. -- Premier Martial Arts demonstration

6 to 10 p.m. -- Borderline (modern country and rock)

6 to 10 p.m. -- Tough Love (classic rock and country)

6:15 p.m. -- Out of Focus (classic rock)

Saturday

8 a.m. -- Italian Fest 5K Run

9 a.m. -- Kids Fun Run

9:30 a.m. -- Run awards

10 a.m. -- Bocce ball tournament (at Glidden Park)

11 a.m. -- Diaper Dash

11 to 11:30 a.m. -- Heavenly Rhythm Dance Studio

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Children's area open

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Avery Hill Band (classic rock)

Noon -- "Dereoke" with WIL-FM's Derrick Keith

Noon to 4 p.m. -- Vince Chiarelli Combo

2:30 to 3 p.m. -- McArther's Tae Kwon Do demonstration

4 p.m. -- Parade

5:30 to 6 p.m. -- Premier Martial Arts demonstration

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. -- Johnny Rock-Itt and the Double Wide Symphony ('80s and '90s rock)

6 to 10 p.m. -- Spaghetti Western (classic rock)

6 to 10 p.m. -- Mister T and the Houseshakers ('60s and '70s rock and blues)

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