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 indoor mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been temporarily reinstated, local businesses may ask you to wear a mask or show your vaccination card 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. 



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.






To purchase a 2021 Newport Pride pin, visit the following retail locations


For more information, visit newportout.com/pride-button




1 Flag Raising at City Hall

Newport City Hall
Friday, June 11; 5:00 PM

Watch as officials raise the rainbow flag that represents the welcoming of Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community from the city.

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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.

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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. 

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4 Equality Park Pride Market & Festival

Equality Park, Newport
Saturday, June 26; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Make your way to Equality Park for a gathering of vendors, exhibitors and the community. 

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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.

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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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