We're having trouble forming the following sentence: It's the last weekend in August. There, we did it. We can't believe an entire summer has flown by in the blink of an eye, but that won't stop us from continuing our island party. Complete with firework shows, tap takeovers, tours galore, food truck festivals and much more. In some ways, the party is just starting. Are you in?

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Angela Moore Warehouse Sale | 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Wow! Happening both Friday and Saturday (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM), Angela Moore is finishing off summer right with their annual warehouse sale. With salvings up to 70%, join the fun & serious savings at the Angela Moore Corporate Office located at Newport Corporate Park, 2 Corporate Place (3rd Floor), Middletown, RI.

 

Sour Beer 10 Tap Takeover | 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Recurring weekly through September 2.  Sour Beer from Breweries including Hanssens, OEC, Mikkeller, & Birrificio Del Ducato.

 

Whole Lotta Cheatin' Goin On Presented by The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Before Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? there was this award winning comedy set in the west Texas watering hole of Lowake. Gossip, the town's major pastime, ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples with the zany precision of a Feydeau farce. The clan includes Bo Bob, the dimwitted mailman, and Clarence, local stud and mechanic who's been messin' with Ovella since high school. His faithful girl is Sara Lee Turnover, the beautician. Teddy Joe, Ovella's wronged husband who is more brawn than brain, Maybelline, the overweight waitress who wants to be in love, and a narrator/story teller/singer who doubles as a psychic and believes in happy endings complete the cast. The comedy is fast paced and touching with a sense of authentic Texas humor.

 

Yoga in the Garden | 9:00 AM

Join Bristol Yoga Studio for yoga in Blithewold Mansion's award winning garden. Details


Classic Yacht Living Boat Show & Prosecco Party | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Celebrate the start of the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta & Rendezvous with the annual Living Boat Show. Classic yachts of all types will be displayed on the docks and moorings. The public is welcome to view the boats and enjoy Prosecco on the waterfront. Details.

 

The Sunshine Boys at 2nd Story Theatre | Times Vary

Al and Willie, once a top-billed vaudevillian team, are no longer speaking. But when CBS asks them to star in a comedy retrospective, their resentful, rollicking reunion offers the estranged duo the possibility of forgiveness.

 

FARMERS MARKETS & STANDS

For a complete list of Farmers Markets throughout Newport &Bristol counties, visit our 2016 Guide to Farmers Markets

 

WALKER'S ROADSIDE STAND | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Walker's Roadside Stand in Little Compton is nestled along Route 77 and serves as the perfect locale for a quick stop to gather fresh treats. Relish in fruits, veggies, flowers and an assortment of organic nuts, savory crackers, jams and more. When you've finished shopping, walk on over to Wilma's - a small sandwich shop & bakery serving up the perfect lunchtime snack. 261 West Main Road, Little Compton.

 

WINDMIST FARM STAND | 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Located in Jamestown, Windmist Farm was established during the Colonial Era and has since produced naturally raised, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb and goat. Head to their farm stand year round for a fresh selection of meat, eggs, veggies, maple syrup and honey. They even offer a selection of sheep fleeces. 71 Weeden Lane, Jamestown.

 
DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • Atlantic GrillePrime Rib Dinner: $16 queen cut, $18 king cut. 4:00 PM.
  • Benjamin's Raw BarHappy Hour Raw Bar: $1 oysters, 50 cent clams, 12:00 - 2:00 PM.
  • Brick Alley PubPlumby’s Burger Bar – $5 pizzas, 5:00-7:00 PM.
  • Nikolas Pizza$5 Lunch Special – Cup of soup or clam chowder, large slice of pizza or tossed salad, choice of beverage, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
  • Bristol Oyster Bar: $1 oysters, 4:00 - 6:00 PM.
  • Gas Lamp Grille: Your choice of sandwich with fries or pasta $7-$10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • Portsmouth Publick House: $1 oysters, little necks & Jonah crab leg
  • Steve’s Famous Pizza: Fishwich or 6 inch veggie sub $6, 11:00 am -2:30 PM.
  • Tickets Bar & Grill: (Friday and Saturday) Prime rib dinner $14.95, 4:00 PM.
  • Top of Newport at Hotel Viking:
    • Start at the Top Fridays: half price raw bar from 2:00-6:00 PM every Friday. Details
    • Friday Night Prime Time: Chef Barry Correia’s popular mouth-watering slow roasted, sea-salt encrusted prime rib. 6:00-9:00 PM for $27 per person. Details.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27


Hydes Food Truck Festival | 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Savor food trucks, live music and raffles at Independence Park in Bristol. Tickets: $10 to enter the grounds, includes live music and giveaways. Children 10 years old and under are free. This event benefits Engine 1 of the Bristol Fire Department with the purchase of new equipment and training material.

 

See Newport History Unfold Before Your Eyes | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Take the journey that “steps back in time” with Newport Historical Society's Naval Impressment: A 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport. Washington Square will be ablaze with activities that portray the life and the lifestyle of colonial-era Americans. Visitors can explore an 18th century boat moored in the harbor, see inside a colonial home, discover a fish market, and much more. Admission: Free

 

Naval Station Newport Salute to Summer Concert & Fireworks Show | 4:00 PM

Head to Dewey Field naval Station for food & drink concessions, kid's area, and more. Admission is free.

 

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night | 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of wine and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes Rob Greene, Phoebe Angle and headliner Ben Hague at Newport Vineyards.

 

Contemporary Women Artists | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

The Bristol Art Museum will be showcasing the work of some contemporary women artists.

 

Jane Pickens Live Comedy Show | 9:30 PM

Christine Hurley loves what she does: making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five kids, Christine is never at a loss for comedic material. Ray Harrington is an infectiously likable comedian who has performed from L.A. to London, England along with comedy clubs, festivals, and colleges across the country. Harrington has turned his awkward and un-led stumble into manhood into hilariously irreverent material and marvelous improvisational riffing that embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile. His debut album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, was named 'New and Noteworthy' on iTunes and debuted at the top of the comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes.

 

Newport International Polo Series | 5:00 PM

The Newport International Polo Series XXV features Newport vs. Philadelphia at 5pm. Immediately following USA vs. Jamaica, the authentic Jerk Grill dinner shares the popularity of one of our fan's favorite teams, known for their horsemanship and exciting play. Join us for a cultural dining experience with the teams after the match.

 

FARMERS MARKETS & STANDS

For a complete list of Farmers Markets throughout Newport &Bristol counties, visit our 2016 Guide to Farmers Markets

AQUIDNECK GROWERS' MARKET | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Peruse the freshest of local ingredients at Aquidneck Growers' Farmers Market with offerings of farm-raised eggs, coffee beans, meat products, herbs, sweet and savory bakery products, an assortment of seafood options and fresh-cut flowers and plants from 25+ vendors. Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Road, Middletown. Details.

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The historic farm dating back more than 325 years offers a year-round market with vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, seafood, honey, coffee, baked goods and prepared foods. Our favorite part about this market, you ask? It also offers a variety of soaps and lotions, cleaning products and local crafts. Peruse the goods all while enjoying live music, demonstrations, tastings and more. Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol. Details.

 

WALKER'S ROADSIDE STAND | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Walker's Roadside Stand in Little Compton is nestled along Route 77 and serves as the perfect locale for a quick stop to gather fresh treats. Relish in fruits, veggies, flowers and an assortment of organic nuts, savory crackers, jams and more. When you've finished shopping, walk on over to Wilma's - a small sandwich shop & bakery serving up the perfect lunchtime snack. 261 West Main Road, Little Compton.

 

WINDMIST FARM STAND | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Located in Jamestown, Windmist Farm was established during the Colonial Era and has since produced naturally raised, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb and goat. Head to their farm stand year round for a fresh selection of meat, eggs, veggies, maple syrup and honey. They even offer a selection of sheep fleeces. 71 Weeden Lane, Jamestown.

 
DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post

  • Atlantic GrillePrime Rib Dinner: $16 queen cut, $18 king cut. 4:00 pm.
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Half priced apps, 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

NIMFest at King Park | 3:00 - 6:00 PM

The 10th Annual NIMFest at King Park will take place in the park gazebo on Wellington Avenue offering unparalleled views of Newport Harbor. Presented by the City of Newport, concerts are held on Sundays through August. All concerts are free of charge, just bring your lawn chair or a blanket! Sunday's performance by Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, La Mechante Et Le Connard. Details

 

Newport Vineyards Concert Series | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Newport Vineyards presents their live music series among the vines. Savor their locally crafted wine during a wine tasting or purchase a bottle and sit outside on the patio. All music is offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday's performance by John Monllos and Joanne Rodino. Details

 

Miantonomi Exploration Days | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The City of Newport and Aquidneck Land Trust are proud to announce the Second Annual Miantonomi Exploration Days. Established as a World War One memorial park, Miantonomi Park includes Miantonomi Hill, the highest point in Newport. The Hill, once the seat of power for the Narragansett Indians, has housed colonial beacons, revolutionary war fortifications, and finally, a 1929 memorial tower designed by Meade, McKim and White. With the assistance of the Aquidneck Island Land Trust, Sunset Hill has been added to the park with its revolutionary war earthen redoubt.


Become a Tunnel Rat | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Explore the underground listening tunnels on a guided tour of Fort Adams and receive an official Tunnel Rat sticker to prove you have been there! You’ll also see some of the most stunning views of the bay as you learn about local history. Tours are primarily outdoors, so you will enjoy these precious days of summer! Admission: $12 Adults; $10 for Seniors/Active Military/AAA; $6 Youth (6-17). Children under 6 are free

 

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS & STANDS

For a complete list of Farmers Markets throughout Newport &Bristol counties, visit our 2016 Guide to Farmers Markets

 

SCHOOLYARD MARKET | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Developed by operators of Hope & Main in Warren, the Schoolaryard Market features a whopping 50+ vendors during its 16-week season and is held in a century-old converted school building with plenty of space for shopping, workshops and demos. Goodies hail from all over the state with vendors including Fully Rooted Juice, Ocean State Smoked Fish Co., Anchor Toffee, Nutty Mammas and many more. Held June - October. 691 Main Street, Warren.

 

WALKER'S ROADSIDE STAND | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Walker's Roadside Stand in Little Compton is nestled along Route 77 and serves as the perfect locale for a quick stop to gather fresh treats. Relish in fruits, veggies, flowers and an assortment of organic nuts, savory crackers, jams and more. When you've finished shopping, walk on over to Wilma's - a small sandwich shop & bakery serving up the perfect lunchtime snack. 261 West Main Road, Little Compton.

 

WINDMIST FARM STAND | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Located in Jamestown, Windmist Farm was established during the Colonial Era and has since produced naturally raised, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb and goat. Head to their farm stand year round for a fresh selection of meat, eggs, veggies, maple syrup and honey. They even offer a selection of sheep fleeces. 71 Weeden Lane, Jamestown.

 
DINING DEALS

For a complete list of special deals, visit our dining discounts blog post