Plan an exciting father’s day with your family in Newport, and start the day off right breathing in the beautiful fresh air. This Sunday is filled with great events and activities that will be memorable and fun.
The following activities have something to offer Dad as well as everyone in your family. Newport has a variety of things to do whether you want to be outside, do a family race, sit and relax or tour one of the many historic properties.
Newport Bermuda Race
Friday, June 17. Get a head start on Father's Day and head to Castle Hill Inn on Friday for the Newport Bermuda Race. Grab a drink with Dad and have a seat on the sprawling lawn for a front row seat to all the action. Details.
The Great Chowder Cook-Off
Saturday, June 18. 12:00 - 6:00 PM. If Dad is a huge chowder head, he'll dub you the favorite of his children after you grace him with tickets to endless samples of traditional and exotic chowder prepared by 21 competitors hailing from Rhode Island and as far as Florida, Maine and even Ireland at the 35th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off. He'll savor chowder, live music, cooking demos, a marketplace for shopping and treats from Del's Lemonade, Ben & Jerry's, Pizza Gourmet and many more. Not to mention, time with you. Details.
Father’s Day Hike at Ballard Park
Sinday, June 19. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Start of father’s day with some family exercise and hike one of the beautiful trails of Ballard Park. The friendly staff will provide history, unique features and habitats like a vernal pond, woodland forest and quarry meadow. Details.
The 4th Annual Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride
Sunday, June 19. 8:00 AM. Grab Dad and join Newport Bike as well as many other cyclists as you ride through Newport’s scenic coastline. Starting at Fort Adams and continuing along beautiful Ocean Drive, choose between a 6, 10 or 25-mile loop to support a great cause. There is also a Tour de Fort for younger ages who will learn and practice bike skills. This bike ride is a perfect activity for the whole family to join. Details.
3rd Annual Bristol Oyster Festival
Sunday, June 19. 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Celebrate Father’s Day in Bristol! Join the Oyster Festival for a family fun event including a DJ, pony rides, amazing food and drinks and much more. Details.
Set Sail in Newport Harbor
Set sail on one of the many sailing cruises Newport has to offer including Rum Runner II or the Schooner Madeleine, Americas Cup 12 Meter yacht or the Schooner Adirondack II. All of these are roomy and have daily leisurely cruises as well as sunset cruises. They are a great way to spend time on the beautiful ocean and relax with the family. Details.
Live Music at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard
Sunday, June 19. 1:00 - 4:00 PM. If you Dad is anything like mine, he's a simple man. A glass of local red wine and some live music are the ingredients for the perfect Father's Day at Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard. Ron Reid and the Sunsteel Quartet will be performing an Informance on Caribbean Rhythms and Steel Pan Jazz. No cover. Details.