For nearly 100 years, we've been honoring veterans for their service as a national holiday. This weekend, the holiday arrives on the Classic Coast with a weekend packed with things to do. Newport Restaurant Week continues through the weekend with $20 two-course lunches, $35 three-course dinners and $50 three-course premier menus at nearly 60 participating restaurants. On Saturday, things get festive at the annual Harvest Festival at Greenvale Vineyards with live music, face painting and more. Prefer to kick back and relax? Head to Grace Vanderbilt for cozy cocktails by the fire with hot cocktails and s'mores. Not to mention, veterans can enjoy special deals at a number of places throughout town. 

The long weekend is busy in all the right ways. Our picks for all of it below.

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK

When: Through November 11
WhereParticipating Restaurants

The bi-annual tradition returns with more than 55 restaurants anticipated to offer enticing prix-fixe menus and special seasonal offers. Experience tastefully-crafted cuisine $20 two-course lunches and dinner offerings of three-course prix-fixe menus for $35 or three-course premier menus for $50.

 
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL AT GREENVALE VINEYARDS

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereGreenvale Vineyards
Admission: $5

Harvest Festival is held to celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest. Admission is $5 per person. In addition, guests are welcome to tastings at $15, buy wine by the glass $10 or simply enjoy the day's activities including face painting and tractor rides.

 

COZY COCKTAILS BY THE FIRE

When: 5:00 PM, through December 31
WhereThe Vanderbilt Grill 
Admission: $16 per person hot cocktails, $8 per person s'mores

Stay warm by the fire while roasting marshmallows for s'mores and sipping warm signature cocktails.

 

SWEET N' LOVE YOGA FLOW

When: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Thames Street Yoga
Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

Find the honey in your hips in this low-to-the-ground, silky smooth vinyasa master class. Explore the relationship between your hamstrings and your lower back as you fold in deep, caramelize resistance in your lower body and melt tension in your hip-flexor tendons. 

 

LIVE MUSIC: TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE

When: 10:00 PM
Where: Newport Blues Cafe
Admission: $10

Enjoy live music by Take It To The Bridge at Newport Blues Cafe beginning at 10:00 PM.

 

BEER + PASTRY PAIRING

When: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Newport Craft Brewing
Admission: $25

Newport Craft Brewing has partnered with the French Confection for the first annual beer and pastry pairing featuring a selection of delicate French delicacies matched with beers offering a dynamic flavor profile.

 

FREE COFFEE TASTING

When: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
WhereCustom House Coffee
Admission: Free

Sample 6 of Custom House coffees so you can really enjoy and compare the flavors of each individual bean.

 

DIEGO'S AT RAGGED ISLAND BREWING

When: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Ragged Island Brewing
Admission: Free

Enjoy tacos and beer at Ragged Island Brewing as Diego's makes their way to the brewery.

 

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free

Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music from Dan Cristo. No tickets required.

 

MOUNT HOPE FARMERS MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereMount Hope Farm
Admission: Free

The Mount Hope Farmers Market heads into the barn for the winter with bluegrass music entertainment. Enjoy local products, sit by the fire and listen.

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free

 Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music by jazz, soulful R&B, with a touch of country trio Chel, Bill & Dyl. No tickets required.

 

AQUIDNECK GROWERS WINTER MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WhereNewport Vineyards
Admission: Free

The Aquidneck Growers Market returns to Newport Vineyards for its winter edition featuring local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and more.

 

STAND-UP COMEDY

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Newport Blues Cafe
Admission: $10

Enjoy a night of laughs with stand-up Sunday presented by Under Construction Productions. Jay Are Adams, comic and MC extraordinaire will be your host for the evening. Joining him on stage will be Rhode Island's very own Mike Murray and Brad Pierce.

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

LIVE MUSIC: NICOLE + BLAKE UNPLUGGED

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Thrive Coffee House
Admission: Free

Celebrate Veteran's Day with live music at Thrive Coffee House. 

 

WILD WORLD OF WHALES

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Center
Admission: $6 adults, $4 kids 4-12

Learn all about the amazing world of whales through hands-on activities, crafts, a scavenger hunt  and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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