The winter days are, slowly but surely, beginning to fade here on The Classic Coast, replacing snow-kissed tree tops with brilliant blooms and making way for a blossoming calendar of events. From millions of daffodils in and around Newport to foodie festivals and the return of many of our much-anticipated annual favorites, it's the perfect opportunity to reawaken and renew.

QUICK JUMP LINKS:

1. Newport Restaurant Week
2. Spring Inspired Flower Arrangement Workshop
3. Newport Night Run
4. Newport Daffodil Days
5. Blithewold: Daffodil Days
6. Newport Rhode Races
7. The Gardens at Blithewold: Flower Walks
8. Newport Beer Festival
9. Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
10. Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival
11. Newport International Polo Series Begins
12. Newport Gulls First Home Game
13. Black Ships Festival
14. British Motorcar Festival

COVID-19 NOTE:

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.  All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind and adhere to local guidelines. 

1 Newport Restaurant Week

Where:
Participating restaurants throughout Newport & Bristol counties
When:
April 1 - 10, 2022

Join us for another season of Newport Restaurant Week where area restaurants will offer an assortment of crave-worthy discounts and deals for you to choose from. Think: BOGO deals, prix-fixe offerings, gift cards promotions and more. 

 

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2 Spring Inspired Flower Arrangement Workshop

Where:
Young Designs Floral Studio
When:
April 8, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost:
$85

Learn how to incorporate Spring flowering branches into your floral arrangements at home. Bright and colorful Spring blooms will also be a focal point in this floral arrangement.

They have one rule at their workshops; you don't leave until you love what you've made!

 

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3 Newport Night Run - A Race for Education

Where:
Newport, RI
When:
April 9th, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Learn how to incorporate Spring flowering branches into your floral arrangements at home. Bright and colorful Spring blooms will also be a focal point in this floral arrangement.

They have one rule at their workshops; you don't leave until you love what you've made!

 

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4 Newport Daffodil Days

Where:
Across Newport, RI
When:
All April

Newport’s Daffodil Days celebrates the arrival of over 1,200,000 bright yellow daffodils throughout the area with decorated store windows heralding their arrival. 

More information and a locator map to the largest fields of daffodils can be found on the Daffodil Days website.  

 

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5 Blithewold: Daffodil Days

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, Bristol
When:
April 16th - 24th, 2022

Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors just as springtime begins. The famous display, covers the 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.

The first week, timed to the annual school vacation week, is filled not only with flowers, but lots of fun-for-the-whole-family programming that celebrate our favorite yellow-flower friends. 

 

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6 Newport Rhode Races

Where:
Easton's Beach (First Beach)
When:
April 16, 2022 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cost:
$100 Marathon/$80 Half Marathon/$33 5k/$15 Beach Mile

Newport Rhode Races partners with the upcoming Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival to give you a true Spring Newport Experience. The courses will pass along many of the over 1,200,000 starting to bloom around the City by the Sea. (They call it Dash through the Daffodils!)

The Marathon will start at 7:30 AM Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Easton's Beach in Newport, RI. The Half Marathon will start at 7:45 AM from the same location. The 5k will follow at 8:00 AM - all from the same beautiful seaside start.

 

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7 The Gardens at Blithewold: Flower Walks

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When:
April 28th and May 12th, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:
$25 Members | $35 Non-members

Join Blithewold’s horticulturists Gail Read, Betsy Ekholm, and Julia Callahan on a walk through the gardens and grounds this spring. Learn about what is in bloom on the property from our knowledgeable staff. We will highlight Blithewold’s horticultural gems and treasures on these not-to-be-missed guided walks.

April Flower Walk
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8 Newport Beer Festival

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
April 30, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost:
$60 (includes souvenir tasting glass and all samples)

After an unexpected break, the Newport Beer Festival has returned for the 10th year! Formerly known as the Newport Craft Beer Festival, we’re bringing you the same festival you’ve grown to know and love over the last decade, with just a few tweaks for our 10th event. 

40 craft brewers, 1 session, new location and you! Food available for purchase, plus live music throughout the festival.

 

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9 Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
May 14th & 15th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost:
Ranges: $5 - $94

Food Truck Festivals of America is coming to Newport for the 3rd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer TWO DAY Festival! Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites.

Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Newport on Saturday & Sunday, 5/14 & 5/15 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (VIP Hour 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

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10 Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

Where:
Bowen's Wharf, Newport
When:
May 21st & 22nd, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Taste your way around the Ocean State. Sip champagne and enjoy oysters from local growers on the waterfront all weekend long. Oyster growers will be shucking alongside local restaurants and live music under our striped festival tents. The event is open to the public and all food will be available for purchase directly from vendors. Multiple cash bars will also be on site. 

 

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11 Newport International Polo Series Begins

Where:
Newport Polo Grounds, Portsmouth
When:
June 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Watch the home team, USA/Newport, take on challengers from around the world and major U.S. cities in one of the most exciting spectator sports in the world.

Matches will be held every Saturday, June – Sept., at Newport Polo, home of America’s First Polo Club. Festivities include Opening and Closing ceremonies, half-time Divot Stomp, Player’s Salute, Trophy Presentation, Après Polo Lounge, fan prizes, and other special weekly features fieldside.

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12 Newport Gulls First Gome Game

Where:
Cardines Field
When:
June 8th, 2022 at 6:35 PM
Cost:
$5 for Adults; $2 for Children ages 13-18, Military ID, Senior Citizens; $1 Children 12 and Under

Come on down to the historic Cardines Field for a Newport Gulls home game, voted Newport's best family entertainment! 

The Newport Gulls will kick off a 44-game schedule this June, hosting 22 home games throughout the months of June and July in search of their league-leading seventh Fay Vincent Sr. Cup. 

 

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13 Black Ships Festival

Where:
Newport & Bristol
When:
June 10th to 12th

Join the Japan America Society of Rhode Island for the 38th Annual Black Ships Festival. A celebration of the friendship and culture between Japan and the United States and the trading treaty negotiated by Rhode Island’s Own Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN over 160 years ago. From Arts & Crafts, Taiko Drumming and Martial Arts there are a variety of activities for all ages and interest. Independence Park will become a Japanese American Village with arts crafts and martial arts. 

 

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14 British Motorcar Festival

Where:
Bristol
When:
June 10th & 11th, 2022

Start your engines! British Motorcars will be descending on the beautiful seaside village of Bristol, Rhode Island June 10th - 11th. Event subject to change. 

Driving tours, Block party and show dates have been set for the set for the second week of June. 

 

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