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 and the grand opening of the Pride Center in Newport, access deals all month long throughout the Newport area with a Pride pin, and Pride Weekend returns June 23 - 25 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.



Flag Raising at City Hall

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Newport City Hall
Friday, June 2nd at 5:00 PM

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




Pride: In Retrospect at the Art Museum

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Newport Art Museum
Opening Reception:
Friday, June 2nd from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
May 27th through July 9th

Step inside defining moments of queer history through captivating visual storytelling of pride marches, including the events leading up to the Stonewall riots and the first Queer Liberation March of 1970.

The Newport Art Museum has donated space to display this important collection of images from May 27th through July 9th, 2023, in honor of Pride Month in June.




Pride Center Grand Opening

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Pride Center, 42 Spring Street
Friday, June 9th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Get ready to witness history in the making!

Welcome to the Newport Pride Center, located at 42 Spring Street, the first of its kind in Rhode Island. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience on Friday, June 9, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM as we embark on a remarkable journey of inclusivity and empowerment.




Newport Pride Drag Cruise

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Coastal Queen Cruises
Friday, June 23rd from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Hey fabulous folks! Get ready to unleash your inner self and celebrate Pride in style on a boat ride that you’ll never forget! That's right, it's time to set sail on our Newport Pride cruise featuring special guests, the Trailer Park Girls!


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Newport Pride Ride

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Starts and Ends at Great Friends Meeting House, Newport
Saturday, June 24th 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. 

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Newport Pride Fest & Market

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Great Friends Meeting House, Newport
Saturday, June 24th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Make your way to Great Friends Meeting House for a gathering of unique vendors, live music, and exhibitors celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. 

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Newport Pride Afterdark

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Parlor Bar, Newport
Saturday, June 24th, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Afterdark is back! Head to the end of the rainbow crosswalks on Broadway to Parlor Newport for this eclectic experience as part of the 6th annual Newport Pride Weekend! Think: Drag show by Haus of Neptune, good vibes, and great music by live local DJs. This is a 21+ event. 

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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.



To purchase a 2023 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 ($2 off a nitro cold brew with purchase)
  • Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling, 293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport
  • Village Hearth Bakery and Cafe, 2 Watson Ave, Jamestown



Access the following deals throughout the Newport County area in June when showing your Pride Pin:

  • The Nitro Bar: If you buy a Pride Pin, you get $2 off a nitro cold brew with a milk of your choice
  • Museum of Newport History: Free admission to Museum and 15% off total purchase at the gift shop
  • Wave Cycle: 1 Free Wave Cycle Class Credit
  • Bellevue Nutrition: 10% off any Bellevue Nutrition
  • Rhode Island Nutrition: TBA




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*Featured Image courtesy of Newport Out

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