We don't need a special day to honor Dad, but when it arises 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 an outdoor oyster festival by the sea to harbor cruises with beer in hand and enchanting dad's day hikes, these memorable happenings are the perfect way to spoil Dad on his special day.
ENGAGE HIS ADVENTUROUS SIDE
Treat your #1 guy to two of life's greatest joys: beer and a harbor cruise. Climb aboard the 80-foot pilot schooner, Adirondack II for a leisurely, scenic sail through Newport Harbor with beer in hand. Learn more.
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.
Take to the air with Bird's Eye View Helicopter for an exhilarating experience Dad won't forget. Choose between an Island Tour with captivating views of Aquidneck Island, Rose Island, the Newport Bridge and Ocean Drive; Lighthouse Tour; Mansion Tour; Sunset Tour and more. Learn more.
One day each year, the Swiss Village Farm opens its gates and welcomes visitors to their expansive 35-acre property, which houses rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock.
When: Saturday, June 16; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: SVF Grounds, 152 Harrison Avenue
Newport State Airport is launching its first Airport Day with skydiving discounts, airplane and helicopter rides for $30 per person, food trucks, vintage WWII planes and more.
When: Saturday, June 16; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Newport State Airport, 211 Airport Access Road
Join The Preservation Society of Newport County and the Audrain Automobile Museum for Cars & Coffee on Bellevue Avenue
When: Saturday, June 16; 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Start Father’s Day with a hike through the trails of Ballard Park. Friends of Ballard Park staff will host a guided tour of the thirteen nature preserve providing information on its history, unique features and habitats like a vernal pond, woodland forest and quarry meadow.
When: Sunday, June 17; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ballard Park
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Enjoy buy one get one 50% off on all tastings for fathers. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt, have a Mai Tai, and enjoy the Tiki themed party on the pavilion. Snacks and light eats will be available.
When: Sunday, June 17; 12:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company
The Bristol Oyster Festival, hosted by Dewolf Tavern, celebrates Rhode Island's rich history of fishing, harvesting and cultivating oysters with 6+ varieties of local oysters, music, food trucks, and family fun activities including pony rides and more.
When: Sunday, June 17; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Dewolf Tavern
listen to the cooled out, jazzy, soul vibes of Chelley Knight & The Day Breaks while you slide into Sunday Funday with brunch at Parlor Bar & Kitchen.
When: Sunday, June 17; 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Parlor Bar & Kitchen
CAN'T MISS EXPERIENCES
Celebrate your best guy with unique food tours, scenic hiking trails, fantastic breweries and more.
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