Every year, Newport Pride Weekend takes place throughout Newport, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community while promoting love, acceptance, inclusivity and diversity. This year, Pride Weekend returns June 25 - 27 with a full line-up of exciting events and experiences.
A closer look at events happening throughout the weekend below.
Newport Pride Weekend is organized and sponsored by Newport Out
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.
2021 PRIDE PINS
Pride pins are $5 and provide access to an assortment of discounts throughout the weekend. Proceeds benefit public art displays celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride throughout Newport.
- Athleta $15 off your purchase with pin
- Bannister's Wharf Newport Mansions Store 10% off any purchase with pin
- Bike Newport 10% off shop items with pin
- Frosty Freez Free rainbow sprinkles with pin
- Gulf Stream bar & Grille 15% off all dine-in food purchases with pin
- Level Beauty Collective 20% off retail with any service booked with pin
- Mission 10% off your meal with pin
- Nomi Park at The Wayfinder Hotel 10% off with pin
- Perro Salado 15% off your meal + featured pride drink benefiting Newport Pride with pin
- Rhode Island Reef Choice of 10% off or a free gram of signature flower with any purchase with pin
- Root 10% off with pin
- Rough Point Mansion 25% off general admission with pin (Use code PRIDE at online checkout)
- Run Newport 20% off on full price items with pin
- Sephora Free beauty and skincare consultations with pin
- Sole Desire 20% off on full price items with pin
- Springline Coffee 10% off online orders with code PRIDE20
- Soap & Water 15% off your purchase with pin
- Sprout and Lentil 15% off house made items with pin
- Tavern on Broadway 10% off food and drinks with pin
To purchase a 2021 Newport Pride pin, visit the following retail locations
- The Nitro Bar, 2 Pond Avenue, Newport
- Bike Newport, 62 Broadway
- Simple Merchant Coffee, 513 Broadway
- Ohanga, 225 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place
- Grapes & Gourmet, 9 E Ferry Wharf, Jamestown
For more information, visit newportout.com/pride-button
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1 Flag Raising at City Hall
2 Lecture: Scandalous Conduct
- Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue
- Thursday, June 24; 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join interdisciplinary artists Jason Tranchida and Matthew Lawrence for a fascinating talk that uncovers a little-known facet of Naval culture in 1919 Newport. Focused on the US Navy’s use of musical theater as a marketing tool, they’ll also touch on the music of the era, the Jack and the Beanstalk story, a brief history of Vaudeville, and how all this material relates to Tranchida’s and Lawrence’s larger, multi-year project.
3 Newport Pride Bike Ride
- Equality Park, Newport
- Saturday, June 26; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Grab some friends and join Newport Out and Bike Newport for the third annual Newport Pride Ride. This easy 2-mile bike parade around Newport starts and concludes at Equality Park in time for the Equality Park Pride Market & Festival.
4 Equality Park Pride Market & Festival
5 Newport Pride Afterdark
- Parlor Newport, 200 Broadway
- Saturday, June 26, 9:00 PM - Sunday, June 27, 1:00 AM
Keep the celebrations going during Newport Pride Afterdark at Parlor Newport to conclude festivities. Enjoy music by DJ Zoila Rosa, drag show by the Trailer Park Girls and lighting by DJ Rob Dixon.
6 Pride: In Restrospect
- Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway
- Saturday, June 12 - Sunday, July 4; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Enjoy this free photography exhibit, Pride: In Retrospect, a curated gallery that will feature archival images from the early 1960s through the 2019s. The images will highlight historical moments leading up to the riots at Stonewall and the first Queer Liberation march of 1970. Explore the visual storytelling of Pride and the importance of the Stonewall uprising for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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