July by the sea. Name something better. While we wait, we'll tell you all the things we can't wait for this month.

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. 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. 

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. 

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EVENTS

July on The Coast is a daydream. Explore our top events for the month below.

1 Annual Bristol Fourth of July Parade

Where:
Begins at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street
When:
July 4, 2022, 10:30 AM
Cost:
Free

The oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the country, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade begins at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Streets.

Bristol Fourth of July Parade

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2 Newport Independence Day Celebration

Where:
Washington Square
When:
July 4, 9:00 AM
Cost:
Free

A celebration of our country's independence, featuring:

  • 9:00 AM: A ceremony at the grave of William Ellery Newport's signer of the Declaration of Independence. Common Burying Ground, Farewell St.
  • 10:00 AM: A patriotic concert performed by the Salve Regina Newport Community Band under the direction of Peter Davis. Eisenhower Park in Washington Sq.
  • 11:00 AM: Recreation of the first Rhode Island reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Colony House. Washington Square
  • 11:30 AM: Twenty-one Gun Salute to the Nation by the Artillery Company of Newport using their cannons cast by Paul Revere

The Colony House will be open from 9:00 am for visitors to explore the first floor. At 11:00 am, the Declaration of Independence will be read by the Sons of the Revolution from the steps of the Colony House, at which point public admission to the interior of the Colony House will end. 

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3 Newport Classical Music Festival

Where:
Various venues throughout Newport
When:
July 1 - 17
Cost:
Admission prices vary for each concert

The Newport Classical 2022 Music Festival will take place from July 1-17 and will present more than 20 concerts and events in the outdoor spaces of some of the area's most iconic venues, including The Breakers, Blithewold Mansion, Castle Hill Inn and more.

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4 Fire Dinners at Newport Vineyards

Where:
Newport Vineyards
When:
July 1 and July 22
Cost:
$150 per person (tax + 20% gratuity additional)

Enjoy a Fire Dinner, a culinary performance over an open fire led by Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and his team, on the Newport Vineyard's patio overlooking the vines with a 5-course menu, complete with wine & beer pairings, and perhaps a surprise or two.

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5 Infosys Hall of Fame Open

Where:
The International Tennis Hall of Fame
When:
July 10th - July 17th
Cost:
Ticket PRICES VARY

Exciting professional men's tennis returns to the International Tennis Hall of Fame!

A longstanding tradition of welcoming the top ATP Tour pros to Newport to compete in the Hall of Fame Open, the first stop of the summer swing for pro tennis in the United States, resumes this summer. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which have hosted all the legends of the sport since 1880, the tournament is the only event played on grass courts outside of Europe, and it offers the only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the US Open.

Tennis Hall of Fame Championship

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6 Newport Folk Festival

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
July 22nd - July 24th

The Newport Folk Festival, founded by George Wein in 1959, takes place on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park and features four stages of world class musicians, food, vendors and a number of exhibits. Fort Adams is located at 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI. One of the park system’s national treasures, Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival runs rain or shine.

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7 Newport Jazz Festival

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
July 29th - July 31st

The festival features three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage  The festival features four stages of world class musicians, food, and crafts and a number of exhibits.

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8 Schooner Aurora Sails

Community Sail on Schooner Aurora

When: Weekly on Wednesdays
WhereSchooner Aurora
Admission: $10

Calling all Newport County residents! We are excited to bring back our Community Sail on Wednesdays leaving from S dock on Goat Island. Join us for a 2 hour afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

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Wine & Cheese Sail

When: July 13th and 27th, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WhereSchooner Aurora
Admission: $45 adults, must be 21+

Bring your favorite bottle of wine and let Schooner Aurora supply the rest, including gourmet cheeses, crackers, and fruit.

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Dockside Lobster Boil & Sunset Sail

When: July 6th and 20th
WhereSchooner Aurora
Admission: $75 adults | $35 children under 12

With her two masts tall under a clear sky, Aurora will take you back to a time reminiscent of the “Tall Ships Era.” The seaworthy Aurora is Coast Guard certified to accommodate up to 68 passengers and is professionally maintained by her friendly and experienced crew.

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9 newportFILM Outdoors

THE YIN AND YANG OF GERRY LOPEZ

When: July 14th
Where: Safe Harbor New England Boatworks, Portsmouth
Admission: Free, suggested donation of $5

Venue opens at 6:30 PM, Film starts 8:25 PM

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SHERYL

When: July 21st
Where: Newport International Polo Grounds, Portsmouth
Admission: Free, suggested donation of $5

Venue opens at 6:30 PM, Film starts 8:25 PM

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HARGROVE

When: July 28th
Where: Doris Duke's Rough Point, Newport
Admission: Free, suggested donation of $5

Venue opens at 6:15 PM, Film starts 8:15 PM

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10 Ketel One at Hotel Viking

Ketel Cafe at Hill Market

When: Weekly on Thursday's, Friday's, and Saturday's
Where: Hill Market at Hotel Viking

Join us in Hill Market for a special ‘After Dark’ experience, serving Nitro Ketel One Espresso Martinis, other assorted coffee cocktails, and desserts. The Courtyard will be open for guests to sit and enjoy their cocktails.

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Ketel One Botanicals Spritz Bar

When: Weekly on Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's
Where: The Patio at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking

Choose your botanical: Cucumber Mint, Peach and Orange Blossom, or Grapefruit and Rose!
Join us on the One Bellevue Patio all summer long for a Ketel One Botanical Spritz Garden. Enjoy a selection of vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences. Pair your spritz with one of Executive Chef Patrick’s shareable plates.

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11 OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

 
EASTON'S BEACH FAMILY NIGHT

When: Every Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Where: Easton's Beach

Live music comes with oceanfront views at Easton's Beach Family Night Concert Series every Tuesday starting July 5th. All shows begin at 6:00 PM, Parking is free after 4:00 PM on show nights!

THE SCHEDULE:
  • July 5: The Rockin' Soul Horns
  • July 12: Country Wild Band
  • July 19: The Greg Sherrod Band
  • July 26: Bar Fly

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NIMFEST

When: Every Sunday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: King Park, Newport

NIMFest at King Park, takes place in the park gazebo on Wellington Avenue overlooking Newport Harbor. Pack a lawn chair and a blanket for high-energy live music performances every Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

THE SCHEDULE:
  • July 10: Future Phase, Dan Burke & The Royal Treatment
  • July 17: Mel & The Unruly Roots, Brian Twohey
  • July 24: Down City Band
  • July 31: Bar Fly, CC Louise & Friends

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12 Summer Stories at Whitehorne House

Where:
Whitehorne House Museum
When:
weekly on Friday
Cost:
Free

This free program recommended for kids aged Pre-K to 1st grade takes place in our beautiful pocket garden at the Whitehorne House Museum. Listen to storybook readings in the garden and put together a themed craft to take home. Outdoor ground seating provided.

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13 Newport Regatta

Where:
Newport Harbor
When:
July 9, 2022 - July 10, 2022

Sail Newport presents one of the country's premiere one-design regattas.

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14 Bob Woodward at the Redwood Library & Athenæum

Where:
Redwood Library & Athenæum
When:
July 13th at 6:00 PM
Cost:
$50 per person

Bob Woodward, legendary prize-winning journalist/author and Associate Editor of The Washington Post will deliver the John J. Slocum, Jr. Memorial Lecture, a highlight of the Redwood’s 275th anniversary celebration.

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15 The French in 1780 Newport

Where:
Great Friends Meeting House, the Colony House and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House.
When:
July 8th – July 10th, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:
Admission is free, donations are welcome

This summer, the Newport Historical Society will showcase aspects of this pivotal point in American history during the French in Newport living history weekend, a three-day event that showcases life in 1780 America, on the weekend of July 8 – July 10, 2022.

 

THE SCHEDULE:
  • Thursday July 7, 2022: French Culinary Adventure cocktail reception. Tickets required: please email ddaly@newporthistory.org for more information.
  • Friday July 8, 2022: First Oval Office Project; NPS Traveling Archaeology Lab; Meet George and Martha Washington; Visit the Great Friends Meeting House
  • Saturday July 9, 2022: First Oval Office Project; Dozens of living historians will occupy the Great Friends Meeting House lawn, the Colony House and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House; Visit the Great Friends Meeting House
  • Sunday July 10, 2022: First Oval Office Project, Living historians available at the Great Friends Meeting House lawn; Visit the Great Friends Meeting House

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16 Hellenic Fest

Where:
Downtown Newport, Thames and Brewer Street
When:
July 15th - 17th
Cost:
Free

Enjoy being Greek for the day as you join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece at this fun, family-friendly celebration.

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17 Craft Brew Races Newport

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
July 16th, from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us in July for this fun walk/run 5k in Newport followed by an all-samples-included craft beer festival.

Your ticket includes samples from more than 40 local craft breweries, featuring Rhode Island's best, plus food vendors, live music, and more, all INSIDE historic Fort Adams.

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18 Newport Dance Festival

Where:
Safe Harbor New England Boatworks
When:
July 23rd
Cost:
Tickets are NOT required for this event and admission is free

Island Moving Company presents the Newport Dance Festival on its festival stage on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St. in Newport, RI, July 19-24th. Each evening the performance will feature a unique lineup of dances drawn on the talent, artistry, and unique styles of the festival’s five visiting dance companies, and Newport’s resident Island Moving Company.

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19 Food Truck Sunsets at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks

Where:
Great Friends Meeting House
When:
July 19th - July 24th
Cost:
$38 lawn seating; $48 reserved seating

Enjoy the food trucks, live music and beer and wine, just pay for what you eat and drink.

Over a dozen Food trucks, live music with local beer and wine, from Trinity Brewhouse

  • Lot attendants will assist with parking.
  • Please help us with trash and recycling.
  • Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Claim your own area and enjoy the sunset.
  • Smoking or vaping of any type is strictly prohibited at all of our events.
  • Outside coolers and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • Leashed friendly pets are permitted but not encouraged.

Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new...or maybe even eat at multiple trucks.

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20 The 2022 Newport Show

Where:
Audrain Middletown, 250 West Main Road, Middletown, RI
When:
July 30th & 31st
Cost:
$15 for One Day General Admission Ticket; $20 for Weekend Admission Ticket

The Newport Show returns with a new location at 250 West Main Road, Middletown, RI. As one of the most distinguished antiques and fine art shows across the country, the event is a high point of the summer social season and a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fine art and fashion aficionados.

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