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.
- Newport Restaurant Week
- Easter Bunny Visits Shops at Long Wharf
- Newport Night Run - A Race for Education
- Newport Daffodil Days
- Blithewold: Daffodil Days
- Newport Rhode Races
- Newport Beer Festival
- The Ocean Race
- Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival
- Rogue Island Comedy Festival
- Newport International Polo Series Begins
- Newport 10 Miler
- Newport Gulls First Game Game
- British Motorcar Festival
Newport Restaurant WeekBack to Top of List
- Participating restaurants throughout Newport & Bristol counties
- April 14 - 23, 2023
Easter Bunny Visits Shops at Long WharfBack to Top of List
- Shops at Long Wharf
- March 25th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Rain Date: March 26th
Have your springtime picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy complimentary treats, kids crafts, games, and overall “eggcitement” galore for children of all ages. Hop on down to Long Wharf Mall for this free, public event.
Brought to you by Shops at Long Wharf, Discover Newport, Cutie Curls, Newport Prevention Coalition & Strategic Prevention Partnership, and Newport In Bloom
Newport Night Run - A Race for EducationBack to Top of List
- ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
- APRIL 1, 2023
- MARCH 1 – MARCH 30: ADULT $35, STUDENT $31, ONSITE (APRIL 1): AVAILABILITY TBD
Newport's first and only nighttime race, Newport Night Run returns on Saturday, April 1, 2023 . The 5k serves not only as a community wide opportunity to get moving, but also as a fundraiser for the Newport Public Education Foundation. NPEF is an independent, non-profit whose mission is to improve the performance of Newport public school children by enhancing their educational opportunities and by building broad-based community support for quality public education.
Newport Daffodil DaysBack to Top of List
- Across Newport, RI
- All April
Blithewold: Daffodil DaysBack to Top of List
- Blithewold Mansion, Bristol
- April 8th - 23rd, 2023
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.
Newport Rhode RacesBack to Top of List
- Easton's Beach (First Beach)
- April 15, 2023
- $100 MARATHON/$80 HALF MARATHON/$33 5K/$15 BEACH MILE (VIRTUAL ALSO AVAILABLE)
Newport Beer FestivalBack to Top of List
- Fort Adams State Park
- April 29, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- $65 (includes a 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.
The Ocean RaceBack to Top of List
- Fort Adams State Park
- May 13th - 21st
The race around the world in the sport of sailing’s toughest contest, visits the City-by-the Sea for nine days of celebration, public activities and fun for the entire family at the Ocean Live Park in Fort Adams State Park.
Newport Oyster & Chowder FestivalBack to Top of List
- Bowen's Wharf, Newport
- May 20th & 21st from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- FREE ADMISSION
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 has free admission and is open to the public. All food will be available for purchase directly from vendors. Multiple cash bars will also be on site.
Rogue Island Comedy FestivalBack to Top of List
- In & Around Newport
- May 25th - 29th, 2023
The area's bi-annual comedy festival features five days of comedy shows at multiple locations throughout the area. Created and produced by native Rhode Islanders Doug Key and Katie Latimer, the Rogue Island Comedy Festival is Rhode Island’s only stand-up comedy festival.
Newport International Polo Series BeginsBack to Top of List
- Newport Polo Grounds, Portsmouth
- June 3rd, 2023
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.
Newport 10 MilerBack to Top of List
- Fort Adams State Park
- June 4th, 2023
- SPRING (2/1 – 3/31): $74, LAST CALL (4/1 – 5/31): $80, AND ONSITE: $90
The BankNewport 10 Miler returns for its tenth annual running on Sunday, June 4, 2023. The oceanside course has stunning views throughout Newport and Fort Adams State Park. This race proudly supports the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. Register here.
Newport Gulls First Game GameBack to Top of List
- Cardines Field
- June 7th at 6:35 PM
- $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 24 home games throughout the months of June and July in search of their league-leading seventh Fay Vincent Sr. Cup.
British Motorcar FestivalBack to Top of List
- June 9th & 10th
Newport Flower ShowBack to Top of List
- Marble House
- June 23rd - 25th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Newport Flower Show offers a variety of special events, expert guest speakers, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits and more. Meander stunning garden displays alongside unique shopping opportunities and opulent floral designs throughout the grounds of Marble House. The theme 2023: The Grand Tour.
Newport PrideBack to Top of List
- Around Newport
- June 23rd - 25th
LGBTQ+ Pride is happening in Newport, RI from June 23rd - 25th, 2023!
Enjoy a weekend of creating events and experiences to celebrate community, and promote love, acceptance, inclusivity, and diversity of LGBTQ+ identities. Think: flag raising ceremonies, a market & festival with unique vendors and live music, a pride bike ride, and so much more.
Bristol Fourth of July ParadeBack to Top of List
- Downtown Bristol
- July 4th at 10:30 AM
The oldest Fourth of July parade celebration in America will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street at 10:30 AM.
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