Newport Rhode Island Calendar of Events

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Newport offers events all year-round. From international jazz and folk festivals in the summer to ice skating in the winter, there is always plenty to see and do.
Newport's 2015 Main Events Calendar
(Please Note: Newport Yachting Center may eliminate some events and certain times and/or locations may not be available at this time.)

  • JUNE:

6/27-30 (F,S,Sun.,M,T)  CVS Caremark Charity Golf Classic


  • JULY:  

7/3 "Aqua" Water and Light Show - Fort Adams

7/4(S) Bristol Parade, Independence Day; Fireworks - Fort Adams Newport Harbor; "Washington Square Celebrates"   

7/8 - 7/9 (Wed, Th) L'Hermione Tall Ship Replica of Lafette Ship 

7/11-13 (S,Sun.,M) Sail Newport Regatta

7/11 (S) Tennis Hall of Fame Championships; Surf Fest - Fort Adams    

7/17-20 (F,S,Sun.,M) Black Ships Festival

7/18 (S) Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony; Road Race & Craft Beer Festival - Fort Adams  

7/24-26 (F,S,Sun.) Newport Folk Festival  

7/24-26 (F,S,Sun.) Newport Antiques Show    

7/26-30 (Sun.,M,T,W,Th) Newport Bridgefest   

7/31-8/2 (F,S,Sun.) Newport Jazz Festival


  • AUGUST:  

8/10 (M)  Victory Day (RI)    

8/(15)16-19 (S,Sun.,M,T,W)  A Weekend of Coaching



9/7 (M) Labor Day  

9/13 (Sun.) Grandparents’ Day   

9/17-20 (Th,F,S,Sun.) Newport International Boat  Show    

9/25-27 (F,S,Sun.)  Mansions' Wine and Food Festival


  • OCTOBER:  

10/3-4 (S,Sun.) Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair   

10/9-12 (F - M) Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival    

10/12 (M) Columbus Day    

10/31(S) Halloween



11/7-16 (S-M)  Fall Newport Restaurant Week;    

11/26 (Th) Thanksgiving



12/7 (M) Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Christmas in Newport - Christmas at the Newport Mansions (2015 dates not yet available).  Mansions generally start Christmas events right after Thanksgiving. Christmas in Newport by first week of December   

12/25 Christmas (F)     

12/31 (Th) New Year’s Eve