Two hundred and thirty one years of the world's oldest Fourth of July celebration. Music festivals dating back 60 years. A brand new oyster festival. Your summer is about to get a lot busier - here's your Newport summer social calendar complete with live entertainment, food, seaside activities and much more.
Saturday, May 21st –22nd | Recurring Daily
Newport Oyster Festival
Savor oysters from local growers and restaurants, meet Rhode Island’s oystermen and learn shucking tips from experts. While exploring the Newport waterfront you can also enjoy chowders and local specialists from participating restaurants. Details.
Saturday, June 4th- September 17th | Recurring Weekly on Saturday
Newport International Polo Series
Newport International Polo kicks off their 25th season with 17 action-packed matches every Saturday starting June through September. Experience all-star lineups international competitors as they take the field. For the optimal experience purchase a tailgate or enjoy a relaxing view from the lawn. Details.
Thursday, June 11th- 12th | Recurring Daily
British Motor Car Festival
The British Motorcar Festival at Colt State Park will bring in 300 British motorcars as well as thousands of visitors. It will feature a Fun Rally on Friday night including a street party with a live band and reserved parking for British Motorcars. Saturday will feature the Concours d’Elegance, British Classic Motorcar Show, British Music and much more. Details.
Friday, June 17th | One-Day Event
Newport Bermuda Race 2016
This 635 nautical-mile ocean race starts off at Castle Hill Light. The first sail was in 1906 and is held biennially in even-numbered years. The race usually lasts three to six days as it crosses the challenging stretch of the Atlantic Ocean strong currents. Details.
Friday, June 24th- 26th | Recurring Daily
Newport Flower Show
Experience one of the largest and most renowned outdoor flower shows of its kind combining horticultural specimens and floral designs, special garden exhibitions, celebrity guest speakers, children activities and much more. You will also have a chance to shop at the Oceanside Boutiques and Gardeners’ Marketplace at Rosecliff. Details.
Monday July 4th | 10:30am
231st Bristol Fourth of July Parade
Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration in the United States. The 231st celebration will be starting off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and will end on High street between State and Bradford Streets. Details.
Saturday, July 10th-17th | Recurring Daily
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
Featuring the top ATP Word Tour Players direct from Wimbledon, championship matches will be played on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. This is the only event that is played on grass courts outside of Europe and is the only opportunity to see professional men’s tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open. Details.
Friday, July 15th – 17th | Recurring Daily
Black Ships Festival
The Black Ships Festival incorporates events that are fun for all ages and provides an opportunity to see, sample, and experience Authentic Japanese traditions. Featured events include Martial Arts, Tea Ceremony, Black Ship Gala, Sushi & Sake Sail, Taiko Drum Festival and much more. Details.
Friday, July 22nd – 24th | Recurring Daily
Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival feature four stages which are located on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. Enjoy world class musicians, food, crafts and a number of displays. Details.
Monday, July 25th- 28th | Recurring Daily
The Newport Bridgefest is a local festival that “bridges” the gap between the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for ten straight days of music. The festival features live music and music education. Details.
Friday, July 29th- 31st | Recurring Daily
Newport Jazz Festival
This three-day festival features four unique stages set up at Fort Adams State Park overlooking the Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. Enjoy world class musicians, food, crafts and a number of exhibits. Details.
Saturday, September 3rd- 4th | Recurring Daily
37th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta
The Classic Yacht Regatta features two days of racing and will also include a fleet that is positioned as a time capsule of classic design. The fleet will arrange from small traditional one-designs to large majestic yachts built over a century ago. Details.
Thursday, September 15th – 18th | Recurring Daily
46th Annual Newport International Boat Show
Newport International Boat show is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country. It features a wide range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufactures. The show also offers informational seminars, events and hands-on training. Details.
Friday, September 23rd – 25th | Recurring Daily
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
This Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is held in one of the most remarkable places in America. Experience a spectacular weekend featuring hundreds of wine from around the world, outstanding food, cooking demonstrations, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. Details.