Cheers to the woman who does it all. On Mother's Day (and every other day, for that matter) she deserves the best. Our roundup of things to do in + around Newport includes the perfect restaurants (brunch is essential), relaxing harbor tours, vineyards and breweries and so much more to show mom just how much you love her.
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Revel in relaxation with these exceptional experiences at unbeatable rates.
Brunch offerings are updated on a rolling basis. Please check back as Mother's Day approaches for the most up-to-date listings.
1 The Chanler at Cliff Walk
- The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- $105 per person ($55 children 10 and younger)
Celebrate mom with a delectable four-course prix fixe lunch prepared by Executive Chef Jacob Jasinski and his culinary team. Menu highlights include seasonal favorites such as North Atlantic cod, chilled Newport lobster salad, pasta made in-house, and a decadent selection of sweets from our Parisian-inspired confiserie.
- Four-course prix fixe menu $105 per person
- Four-course children's menu $55 per child (ages 10 and under)
2 Castle Hill Inn
- Castle Hill Inn, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Treat Mom to a special brunch by the ocean on May 8th at The Lawn Restaurant at Castle Hill Inn. Accompanied by live music and incredible views, Chef Lou’s brunch menu features some long-awaited flavors of spring as well as Castle Hill classics.
Additionally, there will be a special menu of Mimosa & Bloody Mary variations to make it a truly relaxing afternoon. With Spring weather so unpredictable, reservations will be accepted for indoor tables only, and the decision to open outdoor availability will be made just a few days prior.
3 15 Point Road
4 Hotel Viking
- Hotel Viking, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th
Mother's Day Brunch
Enjoy a festive, Mother’s Day Brunch in the Bellevue Ballroom at Hotel Viking, complete with our signature raw bar, and other seasonal culinary delights! A full bar will be available for A La Carte drinks. For an extra surprise, shop our MAE NYC pop-up shop in the Glass Room or pick up a gift card for mom at Spa Fjor.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Available from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Our dedicated team will walk you through choosing the perfect loose leaf tea, prepared tableside for each guest. Our culinary delights range from house-baked scones and delicate finger sandwiches to petit fours and cakes. Our beverage cart can be found serving Champagnes and Cocktails for guests wishing to enhance their experience. Indulge in-house selected Champagne, included in the price.
5 Gurney's Newport
- Gurney's, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Enjoy a brunch buffet for a fun-filled Mother's Day weekend at Gurney's Newport. The Brunch buffet is $79 per person, $25 per child under 12 years old. Come for the food, stay for the 2-piece instrumental band from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
- Omelet Station
- Raw Bar
- Cheese and Antipasti
- Carving Stations
- Bananas Foster Station
6 Stoneacre Brasserie
- Stoneacre Brasserie, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
French influence meets American industrialism at Stoneacre Brasserie in Washington Square where a small, ever-changing menu boasts intense flavor and centers around local farmers, butchers and fishermen.
The specialty Mother's Day menu here is filled with your favorite brunch staples including Jonah Crab Benedict, strawberry and caramelized pineapple lavash, and local oysters. Arriving for dinner? Opt for the halibut Wellington or the herb crusted whole roasted tenderloin.
7 Stoneacre Garden
- Stoneacre Garden, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
From the owners of Stoneacre Brasserie in Newport's Washington Square comes the new Stoneacre Garden located in Swineburne Row (the old Barking Crab if you remember the days). The design is inspired by the gardens and grounds of the Stoneacre Estate, with a cheerful yellow and red awning reminiscent of a circus tent from days gone by. Your whimsical al fresco experience comes adorned in lush greenery hung from the outdoor awning.
The Mother's Day menu consists of local oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktail, brioche French toast, lazy Thai lobster and a white chocolate espresso mousse.
8 Newport Vineyards
- Newport Vineyards, Middletown
- Sunday, May 8th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Held in the Overlook space, formerly known as Brix Restaurant, to enjoy a locally crafted Mother's Day brunch prepared by executive Chef Andy Teixeira and the talented culinary cru at Newport Vineyards. Be sure to pair your meal with estate grown wine and fresh Taproot beer, crafted on site. Menu highlights to come.
9 Jo's American Bistro
- Jo's American Bistro, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th
Welcome to Jo's American Bistro where the atmosphere is convivial and the food is an elevated casual. American cuisine is the highlight here, with items like the Jo's Burger and steak frites taking center stage. Their patio overlooking Memorial Boulevard in the center of downtown is outfitted with heaters for chilly-weather dining.
Their Mother's Day specialty menu, offered alongside the current menu, includes tuna tartare, eggplant parmesan napoleon, lobster stuffed chicken and more.
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These weekend events are just what you need to celebrate Mom.
1 RAIL EXPLORERS SUNDAY BRUNCH
- Rail Explorers, Portsmouth
- Sunday, May 8th at 9:00 AM
- From $125 for Two, $230 for Quad
Climb aboard pedal-powered rail bikes set on abandoned railroad tracks and travel along the shore during a Southern Circuit ride. You'll stop at Bayside Station for brunch featuring mimosas, bloody marys, muffins, fruit and Death Wish coffee.
2 MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALTY MARKET
- Tiverton Farmers Market, Tiverton Middle School
- Sunday, May 8th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bring the whole family down to the Mother's Day Specialty Market to explore a wide selection of locally-made food and goods, including baked goods, prepared foods, seafood, kombucha, donuts, hot sauces, super foods, jewelry, pottery, art and more from over 45 vendors.
3 Mother’s Day Mimosa Cruise on the Coastal Queen
- Coastal Queen Cruises, from Newport
- Sunday, May 8th from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM and 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
- Adults $35 - Seniors (65+) - $32 - Children (5-12) - $15 - Young Child (infant - age 4) - $10 - Military (with valid ID) - $32
Celebrate Mom on the May 8th Mother’s Day Mimosa Cruise, on the Coastal Queen. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa while viewing the many beautiful sights along the way like Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams State Park, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm and so much more.
The boat has a cozy and weatherproof main salon and a covered top deck with side curtains. Cruise is 75 minutes, and departs at 10:30 am and 12:15 pm.
4 Tales of Mother Goose is back at Keats Theatre!
- Keats Theatre, 63 Federal Rd, Barrington, RI
- Saturday, May 7th at 4:00 PM & Sunday, May 8th at 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM
- Family Four Pack $99; Adults $45; Students & Seniors $20; ALL TICKETS WILL BE $45 AT THE DOOR
Join us this Mother's Day weekend for classic nursery rhymes recounted by Mother Goose and playfully brought to life by Island Moving Company’s own dancers.
See magical performances of Humpty Dumpty, Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill, and Sing a Song of Sixpence. You may get a chance to dance with the famous Old Woman who lived in a Shoe and there will be photo opportunities with the characters.
Mother Goose is for children 3 and up. The performance time runs one hour and has no intermission.
5 LIVE MUSIC IN THE PARK, Newport String Quartet
- Aquidneck Park, Newport
- Sunday, May 8th at 2:30 PM
Newport Classical is pleased to welcome the Newport String Quartet for this lively and uplifting Mother’s Day FREE concert, fun for the whole family! This program includes both classical and traditional music styles, incorporating some of Newport’s rich Irish heritage and folk roots that offers an accessible environment for a classical music repertoire. Enjoy a casual and mesmerizing concert, right in your own neighborhood!
This concert is made possible thanks to a generous gift by Betsy Blair and Jim Van Winkle with additional support provided by NewportFed Charitable Foundation.
6 Yoga Class at Gurney's Newport
- Gurney's Newport
- Saturday, May 7th at 9:00 AM
- Complimentary for all guests.
Join us for a fun-filled Mother's Day weekend at Gurney's Newport, with special family activities and a brunch buffet. Start your weekend off with a complimentary Yoga class on the North Lawn, available complimentary for all guests starting at 9:00 AM.
7 Mommie Dearest Drag Brunch
- Parlor Bar & Kitchen
- Sunday, May 8th seatings at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Join us for an iconic Newport drag brunch with the Trailer Park Girls at the Parlor. Tickets include a gourmet brunch buffet from the fabulous Parlor kitchen and of course a very special and saucy show from Newport’s favorite queens.
Bring your momma or your bestie or your new crush. And be prepared for a hilarious, heartfelt, and spicy drag show.
Seatings at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
This show is in partnership with Newport Out and supports their year-round work to make Newport a more welcoming and inclusive place for LGBTQ+ residents and visitors. Thank you for your support!
8 Spring Fest at Mount Hope Farm
- Mount Hope Farm
- Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
- Admission to Spring Fest is free of charge, however, attendees are asked to voluntarily donate $5 per car to support the not-for-profit Mount Hope Farm
Warm weather, longer days and Mother’s Day weekend will be celebrated at Mount Hope Farm’s Spring Fest, an expansion of the Farm’s weekly Farmers Market. In addition to vendors of local produce and other delicacies, two-dozen artisan vendors will display and sell their work ranging from jewelry to ceramics to furniture. Plus, the Bristol Garden Club will be on hand with its annual spring sale of annuals, perennials, herbs and specialty items, all ideal as Mother’s Day gifts.
Admission to Spring Fest is free of charge, however, attendees are asked to voluntarily donate $5 per car to support the not-for-profit Mount Hope Farm. Attendees are asked to use the Farm’s South Pasture entrance to park.
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