We don't need a special day to honor Dad, but when it rolls around each year, you better believe we do it big. There's no shortage of things to do, see, eat, drink and experience in and around Newport this year with the man who means the most. From a special game dinner with cigars and scotch aboard a dinner cruise to free admission to area museums and an enchanting outdoor barbecue, these memorable happenings are the perfect way to spoil Dad on his special day. 

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ENGAGE HIS ADVENTUROUS SIDE

 
BY BOAT

Treat your #1 guy to two of life's greatest joys: cocktails and a harbor cruise. Climb aboard the 80-foot pilot schooner, Adirondack II for a leisurely, scenic sail through Newport Harbor with a Newport Dark and Stormy in hand: Newport’s own Thomas Tew’s Rum and Rhode Island's Yacht Club Ginger Beer, developed to go with Pirate Tew’s rum. Learn more.

BY RAIL 

If Dad is an adventurer at heart, then you'll be right on track at Rail Explorers. These pedal-powered rail bikes offer an unforgettable scenic ride along historic Aquidneck Island and spectacular Narragansett Bay on custom built pedal-powered vehicles. Explorer rail bikes have four steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. You'll bond while pedaling in tandem among some of Aquidneck Island's most scenic sights. Learn more

BY HELICOPTER

Take to the air with Newport Helicopter Tours for an exhilarating experience with aerial views of mansions, the bay, ocean drive, and more that Dad won't forget. All dads fly free on Father's day with a minimum of two passengers. Learn more.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

NEWPORT SECRET GARDEN TOUR: ON THE POINT

The bi-annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens the gate to more than a dozen private gardens including some that are new this year hidden in Newport’s historic Point District. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, each garden is a labor of love shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs at Aquidneck Island’s public schools. 

When: June 14 - 16; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Begins at Storer Park

 

FREE ADMISSION FOR DADS: AUDRAIN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM

All dads receive free admission to Audrain Automobile Museum on Father's Day with the purchase of an adult ticket.

When: Sunday, June 16; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Audrain Automobile Museum

 

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FATHER'S DAY GAME DINNER

Sign your favorite guy up for a scenic evening complete with cigars, scotch and locally and exotic caught game like caribou and deer. Irish Scotch and Bourbon pairings will be available, all alongside 360 degree views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

When: Sunday, June 16; 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Newport Dinner Cruise

 

FATHER'S DAY BARBECUE

Savor a Father's Day barbecue at Mount Hope Farm with menu offerings like cajun fried turkey, wood smoked barbecue chicken, slow roasted pork ribs with Tennessee mopping sauce and more.

When: Sunday, June 16; 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: Mount Hope Farm

 

FATHER'S DAY DINNER

Treat your number one guy to a decadent three-course meal in the stunning dinning room at Blithewold Mansion prepared by Chef Anna Kelly.

When: Sunday, June 16; 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

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