Summer brought us what will undoubtedly remain some our favorite memories of the year. We dined on rooftops and seaside patios, we relished in outdoor concerts all around town, devoured our fair share of lobster rolls, watched movies under the stars and even lounged by the pool and throughout Newport's best beaches.

As Labor Day weekend nears, we're still not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. From family friendly adventures to chances to sit back and relax on a boat, beach or rooftop, these LDW ideas are just what you need to send the season out in style.

 

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COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

 

HARBOR SAILS

1 Coastal Queen Mimosa Sail

Where:
Departs Coastal Queen Cruises 5 Bowen's Landing, Bowen's Wharf
When:
Sunday, September 5
Cost:
$45 adults 21+

Start your day in Newport on a ninety minute, narrated lighthouse tour of magnificent Newport Harbor. Enjoy beautiful views of Rose Island Lighthouse, Castle Hill Light, Goat Island Lighthouse and more, all while sipping a complimentary mimosa.‍

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2 Coastal Queen's Race Day Cruise from Jamestown

Where:
Departs 1 East Ferry Wharf, Jamestown
When:
Sunday, September 5
Cost:
$50 per person

Coastal Queen’s special three-hour Race Day Cruise will loosely follow part of the CYC Around the Island sailing race event and will go wherever the winds take us around the beautiful Jamestown shores. This cruise will feature a complimentary continental breakfast. Boat departs Jamestown at 9 AM.

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3 Wine + Cheese Sail

Where:
Departs 5 Goat Island Road
When:
Monday, September 6; 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Cost:
$40

Step aboard the Schooner Aurora for a mimosa sail and enjoy a relaxing harbor cruise. Bring your favorite bottle of wine; the rest is supplied supply the rest, including gourmet cheeses, crackers, and fruit.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

1 End of Summer Celebration

Where:
Mount Hope Farm, 50 Metacom Ave, Bristol
When:
Thursday, September 2, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Gather your friends, grab chairs or a blanket, and enjoy a late summer sunset by the water at Mount Hope Farm. Enjoy delicious local food offerings prepared by Gnarly Food Truck, sip on a drink crafted by Two Gals Cocktails, and relax under the tent to entertainment by singer-songwriter Fay Bullard. Ticket price includes admission and drinks (signature cocktails, beer, wine & soft drinks).Gnarly Food Truck accepts cash & credit cards.

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2 Wine Garden at The Chanler

Where:
117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport
When:
Weekly, Thursday - Sunday

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or early evening sipping Ca’ del Bosco luxury sparkling wines along with seasonal light fare featuring New England seafood, caviar and artisan cheeses. Take in the water views, fresh air and sit back on Adirondack chairs, while overlooking the Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean.

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3 Labor Day Nature Activities

Where:
1401 Hope Street, Bristol
When:
Monday, September 6; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
Adults $6, Senior (65+) $5, Child (4-12) $4

Celebrate the end of summer with Audubon Nature Center. Enjoy a nature hike, games, and more. No registration required.

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Take-home craft bag
  • 10:00 AM: Nature Story 
  • 11:00 AM + 2:30 PM: Animal Interview   
  • 1:00 PM: Nature Hike

Masks are required during indoor programs and van trips for those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, including children.

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Hiking Path That Winds Through Vegetation To The Sea In Newport

4 Newport International Polo Series

Where:
250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth
When:
Saturday, September 4; 4:00 PM
Cost:
Pavilion Tables: $30/seat; Lawn Admission: $20/adult

Watch as all-star lineups of international competitors take the field. Experience a tailgate party for the optimal experience, or plant your seat in the lawn and relax. Just don’t forget to help stomp the divots.

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5 Live Entertainment at Gurney's Newport

Where:
The Pineapple Club, 1 Goat Island
When:
Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday September 4th: The Honky Tonk Knights
  • Sunday September 5th: The Brian Scott Band
  • Monday September 6th: The Rikki Rocksteady Band

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6 IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Where:
Along the waterfront
When:
Saturday, September 4 - Sunday, September 5

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or early evening sipping Ca’ del Bosco luxury sparkling wines along with seasonal light fare featuring New England seafood, caviar and artisan cheeses. Take in the water views, fresh air and sit back on Adirondack chairs, while overlooking the Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean.

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7 Cars & Coffee

Where:
Fort Adams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive
When:
Sunday, September 5; 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Join Audrain Auto Museum at Fort Adams State Park for a morning of cars and coffee overlooking the waterfront. 

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