This morning on our way in to create this weekend roundup, we noticed the leaves beginning to change throughout our city, marking the official begin of the Autumn season. We love this time of year when the weather cools down to that sweet spot that's perfect for outdoor adventures. This weekend brings an abundant amount of festive events, from an all-new yoga festival in Portsmouth to Coggeshall Farm's annual harvest fair. Get a fall taste from around the world during Norey's Ciders From Around the World Festival. Plus, don't miss the annual Newport International Boat Show featuring 13 acres of powerboats and sail boats. 

 

So many decisions to make. 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

46th Annual Newport International Boat Show | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Recurring through Sunday. The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor allowing you to enjoy everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies - many making their official debut in Newport! Visitors will also find an extensive array of marine equipment, services and accessories to round out the boat show experience.

 

Ciders From Around the World Festival | 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Join Norey's for a Ciders From Around the World Festival featuring world class ciders. 

 

Newport Wooden Boat Show | 6:00 PM

Recurring through Sunday. Celebrate the art and craft wood boatbuilding. Boats of all kinds and from all over will be available for visits at Bowen's Ferry Landing Marina. Builders and owners will join to explore the resurgence of wood-boat craftsmanship, with art exhibits and more on site. Meander the waterfront adjacent to the Newport International Boat Show.

 

Yoga in the Garden | 9:00 AM

Join us at Blithewold in Bristol for Yoga in the Garden. Drop-Ins: $10 Member/$15 Non-Member, Bristol Yoga Studio Class Passes Welcome.

 

Free Admission to Newport Mansions for Newport County Residents | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Visitors showing proof of residency (driver's license or other identification with an address) will enjoy free admission when visiting any Preservation Society property this weekend.

 

Crustacean Nation at Save the Bay | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Recurring through Sunday. September is all about Captivating Crustaceans, giving visitors a chance to learn all about these special ocean critters. Guests of all ages can find out what happens to “Leroy the Lobster and Crabby Crab” during our interactive story hour, hunt for crustacean-themed clues in a scavenger hunt and create their very own crab in arts and crafts.

 

 

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, SEPTEMBER 17

11th Annual International Coastal Cleanup | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Clean Ocean Access for the 11th annual coastal cleanup on Easton's Beach. 

 

Yoga on the Rooftop at the Vanderbilt Grace | Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sheri Silva will guide you through a flow class with the focus on integrating movement, breath, body and mind through moving meditation. Exploring the deep benefits of a joyful, holistic approach to our being from a place of inner wisdom and playfulness. This is an all levels class and is $15 per person.

 

Firefly Yoga Festival | 11:00 AM

This is an all-day event at Glen Park in Portsmouth aims to bring the community together with yoga classes, music, food and fun, as well as to raise funds for The Women's Resource Center, a local non-profit organization in Newport. There will be four rounds of classes: 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM (Meditation)

 

4th Annual Summer's End 5K | 10:30 AM

A benefit 5K (Run or Walk) sponsored by the Portsmouth Business Association. Proceeds benefit the PBA Portsmouth High School Scholarship Fund. A flat course with scenic water views and SportTek running shirts to the first 100 participants. Custom medals and trophies to age division winners and all participants are eligible for raffle prizes.

 

Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Recurring through Sunday. Harvest Fair celebrates the simple life, engaging visitors of all ages in friendly competitions, games, lively music and dance, hay rides, pony rides and much more against the backdrop of a working 19th century living history farm.

 

End of Summer Hike at Ballard Park | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Celebrate the last days of Summer with a hike at Ballard Park. Learn about the site’s history as we explore the mile+ of trails. Trails are rugged and steep in areas. Please wear proper footwear. Meet at the Hazard Road entrance. Suggested Donation: $5 per person, $15 per group.

 

Jewelry Making Class at Portsmouth United Methodist Church | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Learn how to make a beaded necklace. $25 dollar donation accepted as part of the church’s Fall Festival campaign. Class taught by Rose Barboza. All material is included to create your own necklace.

 

Newport Walking Tree Tour | 5:00 PM

A walking tour featuring Newport’s trees presented by Frank Amaral, Newport Restoration Foundation Grounds and Gardens supervisor, and offered in partnership with the Newport Tree Society.Reservations are required as space is limited.

 

Wood Sails Dreams at Jane Pickens Theater | 7:00 PM

Wood/Sails/Dreams explores the resurgence of wooden boats, the restoration of American maritime history, and the to be lessons learned from the ancient craft of traditional boat building.

 

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

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk on behalf of friends, families and the future at Fort Adams State Park.

 

4th Annual 4 Bridges Run | 7:00 AM

Cross the Jamestown, Newport, Sakonnet and Mount Hope Bridges in this 26-mile charity ride. 26 Miles, 4 Iconic Bridges, One Amazing Experience. The fourth annual 4 Bridges Ride sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is a 26 mile charity ride that allows cyclists a unique opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges. The event will begin in North Kingstown and finish on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol. 

 

4th Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim | 9:00 AM

The Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport. The swim will start at the harbormaster’s dock in Perrotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel. It will be an in-water start in waves of 75 to proceed past the docks on your left side and anchored sailboats on the right side of the swimming channel. The 1500 meter swim will be a straight shot down the harbor to finish on the beach at King Park in the shadow of the statue of Rochambeau. 

 

 

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