Every year, Newport Pride takes place in June throughout Newport, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community while promoting love, acceptance, inclusivity and diversity. This year, start the celebration off with a flag raising at city hall, access deals all month long throughout the Newport area with a Pride pin, and Pride Weekend returns June 24 - 26 with a full line-up of exciting events and experiences.
Newport Pride is organized and sponsored by Newport Out.
A closer look at events and happenings throughout the month below.
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.
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2022 PRIDE PINS
Pride pins are $10 and provide access to an assortment of discounts throughout the month of June. Proceeds benefit the shops and businesses supporting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ Pride throughout Newport.
Access the following deals throughout the Newport County area in June when showing your Pride Pin:
- Bike Newport: 10% off shop items
- The Nitro Bar: 50 cents off your drink order
- Eileen on Thames: 15% off all single cards
- Bellevue Boards: 10% OFF the First Beach Box, call in order only
- Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling: 10% off merchandise
- Bellevue Nutrition: 10% discount on the Shake & Tea combo
- Village Heath Bakery and Cafe: Free small coffee or chocolate chip cookie with any purchase. Limit one per customer
- Sandcastle Sundaes: 20% off of any menu item for anyone who shows a pin
- Newport Historical Society Museum & Shop: Free admission to the Museum of Newport History
- Fatface: 10% off full-price items
- Little Bird Wellbeing: $10 off a 60-minute massage! (book by phone 401-835-1257)
- Mist Fitness: Free class with pin
- The Clean Earth Project: 15% off the whole store
- Level Beauty Collective: 10% off all Products (must be redeemed in the salon)
- Brahmin: 10% off all full-priced items
- Soap & Water: 15% off total purchase with pin
- Bohemian Bias: 15% off purchases of $50 or more (excluding sale items)
- Athleta: 20% Off One Regularly Priced Athleta or Athleta Girl Item
- Wave Cycle Studio: Show your pin at any indoor cycling class and get an additional free future ride added to your account
- Rough Point Museum: 25% off general admission. People can save 25% on admission to Rough Point Museum online by using code PRIDE when purchasing tickets at newportrestoration.org/tickets
- Whitehorne House Museum: 25% off general admission. Visitors will receive 25% off the price of admission by using code PRIDE at newportrestoration.org/tickets
- Tavern on Broadway: 10% off pizzas for anyone wearing the pin in the month of June
To purchase a 2022 Newport Pride pin, visit the following retail locations
- Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport
- Simple Merchant Coffee, 513 Broadway, Newport
- The Nitro Bar, 2 Pond Ave, Newport
- Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling, 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport
- Village Hearth Bakery and Cafe, 2 Watson Ave, Jamestown
For more information, visit newportout.com/pridepin
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1 Flag Raising at City Hall
2 Pride Month Kick-Off at Tavern on Broadway
- Tavern on Broadway
- Friday, June 3rd, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
On Friday, June 3rd, after the Pride Flag Raising at the Newport City Hall, Tavern on Broadway is hosting a Pride month kick-off event, and all proceeds will go to support Newport Pride 501(c)(3). They are partnering with Provincetown Brewing and Gay Beer to support Newport Out's efforts.
3 Weekend kick-off at Newport Harbor Hotel
- Newport Harbor Hotel
- Friday, June 24th, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Head to Newport Harbor Hotel for a social event to kick-off Newport Pride Weekend. More details to follow.
4 Pride Market & Festival
5 Newport Pride Bike Ride
- Starts and Ends at Great Friends Meeting House, Newport
- Saturday, June 25th at 12:00 PM
Grab some friends and join Newport Out and Bike Newport for the annual Newport Pride Ride. This easy 2-mile bike parade around Newport starts and concludes at Great Friends Meeting House, the location of the Pride Market & Festival.
6 NPT HAUS X NPT PRIDE: Esthera, Zoila Rosa, Dusknight
- Parlor Newport
- Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Are you all ready to groove? The Newport Pride after party with NPT HAUS will be the ultimate kiki of an evening at Parlor in Newport. Tickets are on sale now, get them while you still can!
7 Newport Pride Closing Event
- Newport Craft Brewery
- Sunday, June 26th from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Keep the celebrations going during this family-friendly closing event to conclude the weekend festivities. Enjoy live music, craft beer and more at Newport Craft Brewery & Distillery. More details to follow.
*Featured Image courtesy of Newport Out
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