Come June, this charming coastal enclave transforms into an electric paradise brimming with family-friendly events, outdoor festivals and exciting happenings. Some of our favorite annual events return this month, like the International Polo Series every Saturday through September at Glen Farm in Portsmouth; the Newport Gulls games at historic Cardines Field; Newport Pride Weekend, the Newport Flower Show and so many more. 

Our picks for the month below.

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

1 Newport Pride Weekend

Where:
Newport
When:
June 24th - 26th, 2022

LGBTQ+ Pride is happening in Newport, RI in June 2022! We're creating events and experiences to celebrate community, and promote love, acceptance, inclusivity, and diversity of LGBTQ+ identities. We shall do so safely and thoughtfully and we invite you to join!

June 24th - 26th in Newport, RI. Festivities will include:

  • Pin Deals: Month-long discounts with your Pride Pin
  • Flag Raising at Newport City Hall
  • Pride on Bikes!: Bikes parade in partnership with Bike Newport
  • Pride Fest and more!

 

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2 Newport International Polo Series

Where:
Newport International Polo Grounds & Pavilion at Glen Farm
When:
Weekly on Saturday's
Cost:
Pavilion Tables: $30/seat; Lawn Admission: $20/adult, kids free, age 15 and under

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 are 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.

Matches start at 5PM. Expert commentary and Jumbotron live coverage explain the nuances of the game. Reserved Pavilion tables and Tailgate picnic spaces are sold in advance online, and Lawn Seating available online and at the entry gates. Visit www.nptpolo.com for more information and a list of all upcoming events.

 

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3 The Newport Flower Show: Eden...A Personal Paradise

Where:
Rosecliff Mansion, Newport
When:
June 17th - 19th, 2022
Cost:
Varies

The 2022 Newport Flower Show will celebrate Eden...A Personal Paradise, from fantasy gardens to modern farms, with a variety of special events, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique shopping opportunities and more. The show opens on Friday, June 17 and runs through Sunday, June 19, 2022.

 

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Newport Flower Show

 

4 A Visit with Lady Carnarvon

Where:
Multiple Locations in Newport
When:
June 23rd, 2022
Cost:
Varies Based on Event Package

The Preservation Society enthusiastically welcomes the Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon to Newport for a day of sharing and celebration. Lady Carnarvon is the owner and creative mind behind the resurgence of Highclere Castle, best known for being Downton Abbey’s iconic English estate. She is passionate about restoring Highclere Castle’s historic buildings and landscapes, gardening, and sustainability.

For more information, and the schedule of events, newportmansions.org

 

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5 Newport Bermuda Race

Where:
Newport Harbor
When:
June 17th, 2022

Newport is synonymous with sailing, so it's only fitting that we kick start summer with the return of a renowned ocean race. The Newport Bermuda Race, the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race dating back to 1906, and one of just two of the world’s regularly scheduled races held almost entirely out of sight of land, returns to our Classic Coast on Friday, June 17, 2022. 

 

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6 Newport Gulls at Cardines Field

Where:
Cardines Field
When:
June 8, 10, 13, 17, 22, 24, 27 and 29
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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Newport Gulls

 

7 Local Road Races

Newport 10 Miler

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
June 5th at 7:30 AM

The ninth annual 10 Miler, benefiting the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County returns at 7:30 AM on June 5, 2022

The course prominently features Newport’s scenic coastal views and ends with a truly unique finish as participants enter Fort Adams through the north gate and finish on the parade field. Enjoy post-race snacks and a beer garden with local brewery Ragged Island. We can't wait to see you there!

 

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Bristol Independence Rhode Race

Where:
Downtown Bristol Finishing at Independence Park
When:
June 25th at 6:30 AM

The ninth annual 10 Miler, benefiting the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County returns at 7:30 AM on June 5, 2022

The course prominently features Newport’s scenic coastal views and ends with a truly unique finish as participants enter Fort Adams through the north gate and finish on the parade field. Enjoy post-race snacks and a beer garden with local brewery Ragged Island. We can't wait to see you there!

 

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8 Black Ships Festival

Where:
Bristol and Newport, RI
When:
June 10th - 12th, 2022

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. 

June 10th, 2022

  • Opening Ceremonies- 10:00am, Rockwell Park, Bristol RI
  • Sushi Sake Sail aboard the Aurora in Newport Harbor
  • Free Taiko Drum Concert with Odaiko New England, Rockwell Park, Bristol, 6:30pm

June 11th, 2022

  • Arts and Crafts Fair, Independence Park, 10:30am-3:30pm
  • Black Ships Gala at Ochre Court, 6:30pm-10:30pm

June 12th, 2022

  • Memorial Ceremony, Island Cemetery, Newport
  • Sushi Sake Sail aboard the Aurora in Newport Harbor

 

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9 British Motorcars in Bristol

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

 

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10 Bristol Yoga Studio: Outdoor Yoga Series

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When:
Weekly on Monday's & Friday's

Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio present an outdoor summer yoga series each Friday morning. All are invited to join in for an inspiring class under a canopy of trees, amidst the gardens and waterfront property. Bring a yoga mat and water, and wear comfortable clothing. Dates subject to change. Please check the Bristol Yoga Studio website beforehand for weather updates. Bristol Yoga Studio class passes welcome.

 

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11 #OceanHour Week

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
June 12th - 18th, 2022
Cost:
Free

Join 11th Hour Racing at Fort Adams for a free event with the chance to see the 11th Hour Racing Team’s new IMOCA 60. Plus, you’ll be one of the first to experience our new Ocean Hologram Exhibit that enables you to experience the magic of our ocean. A fun event for all ages, with a preview of The Ocean Race when it sails into Newport in May 2023.

Fans are encouraged to join 11th Hour Racing and the Team at Fort Adams to give their home team a proper sendoff for the Newport Bermuda Race, which starts on June 17.

 

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12 Ca' del Bosco Wine Garden at The Chanler

Where:
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
When:
Weekly on Saturday & Sunday
Cost:
Varies

Ca' del Bosco and The Chanler have come together for an enchanting collaboration showcasing Italian renaissance charm and seaside beauty.

A family of internationally renowned luxury sparkling wines from, Erbusco, Franciacorta, and Annamaria Clementi Zanella are presented at The Chanler's lush meadow lawn with sweeping views of the Atlantic. Sit back and relax with local oysters, a gourmet picnic box, or simply take your time sipping on the decadent wine selection.

 

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13 Bristol Fourth Concert Series

Where:
Independence Park
When:
Daily, starting June 19th

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park, Bristol starting June 19th at Independence Park. Explore the full Official Lineup, here.

 

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14 Newport Secret Garden Tour

Where:
Across Newport
When:
June 24th - 26th, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Tickets may be purchased for $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the tour.

A self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, Rhode Island.

 

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15 Burgers & Brews at Top of Newport

Where:
Top of Newport at Hotel Viking
When:
June 19th, 2022 from 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Take dad to the Top for an evening of celebrating fathers &  fun! Dad will love playing a game of putt while sipping an iced cold beer or Gin and Tonic. We will be offering classic American barbecue off the grill for the afternoon.

 

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16 Coastal Queen's Spring Lighthouse Cruise

Where:
Coastal Queen Cruises, from Newport
When:
Weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday through June 24th
Cost:
Adults $35 - Seniors (65+) - $30 - Children (5-12) - $25 - Young Child (infant - age 4) - $20 - Military (with valid ID) - $30

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are spring cruising days! Join Coastal Queen on a ninety-minute, narrated lighthouse tour around scenic Newport Harbor and the Bay. Enjoy panoramic views of Rose Island Lighthouse, Castle Hill Light, Goat Island Lighthouse and more. Coastal Queen's lower deck is weatherproof, warm and cozy! The open-air upper deck is covered with clear, dropdown curtains. Take in the views from anywhere you'd like, this boat has lots of space to move about as you cruise! The boat departs from Bowen's Wharf, Newport.

 

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Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise

Where:
Coastal Queen Cruises, from Newport
When:
June 19, 2022 from 6:15 - 7:30 PM
Cost:
Adults: $35 - Seniors: $32 - Military $32

Celebrate Dad on the June 19th Father’s Day Cocktail Cruise on the Coastal Queen. Enjoy a complimentary bartender's special cocktail while viewing the many beautiful sights along the way like Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams State Park, Clingstone, Hammersmith Farm and so much more. The boat has a cozy and weatherproof main salon and a covered top deck with side curtains for wind. Cruise is 75 minutes, departs at 6:15pm from Bowen’s Wharf, Newport and tickets are $35.

 

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17 Sailing on Schooner Aurora

DOCKSIDE NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER BOIL + SUNSET SAIL

Where:
Schooner Aurora, Newport
When:
June 22nd
Cost:
$75 for adults | $35 for children under 12

The BEST way to see the City by the Sea this summer and fall.

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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Wine & Cheese Sail

Where:
Schooner Aurora
When:
June 15th at 6:00 PM & June 29th at 6:45 PM
Cost:
$45 for adults | 21+

Perfect for “date night” or a fun evening out with friends or family. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and we supply the rest, including gourmet cheeses, crackers, and fruit.

 

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18 The Bit Players Improv Comedy

Where:
Firehouse Theater
When:
Recurring weekly on Friday's & Saturday's
Cost:
$18

The Bit Players are a fast paced and energized group of improvisation master-minds. Their high energy LIVE shows are modeled after the hit TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?". Full of hysterical characters, hilarious games, and side-splitting musical numbers these shows will leave you wanting more every time. No two shows are ever the same. Everything is truly made up on the spot from YOUR suggestions so don't miss a single laugh!

 

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19 Newport Charter Yacht Show

When:
June 20th - June 23rd, 2022

Celebrating more than 35 years in existence, the Newport Charter Yacht Show is a showcase of luxury charter yachts alongside a display of ancillary goods and services for the charter industry. This four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains in the dynamic, picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island.

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is produced by Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard, also the host to the Newport Brokerage Boat Show held concurrently with the Newport International Boat Show each September.

 

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20 Cocktail Club Mixology Class

Where:
Hotel Viking
When:
Recurring weekly on Thursday's

Cheers to you, Newport

Craft the perfect cocktail with expert mixology guidance from our One Bellevue team! Perfectly curated to showcase the notes, profile, and distillation of a selection of tasting spirits, you’re sure to come away with a few new favorites. Stay afterward for dinner and make a night of it!

June Schedule:

  • June 2nd – Brandy: Apple or Grape
  • June 9th – Gin
  • June 16th – Scotch 101: Single Malts
  • June 23th – Unique Spirits
  • June 30th – Amaros: Digestifs

 

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21 Newport Foodies Stroll

Where:
DOWNTOWN NEWPORT, TOUR STARTS AT THE WAVE STATUE
When:
RECURRING WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, STARTING AT 11:30 AM & 12:00 PM
Cost:
ADULTS: $88, CHILDREN: $37

Newport Foodies Stroll offers a 1.75 miles walking food tour through Lower Thames Street. You will learn about the "City by the Sea", as well as try the cuisine from five of the best locally owned restaurants. The best time to schedule your tour is at the beginning of your visit to Newport. The tour runs rain or shine from May 1st - October 31st on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

All tours begin at 11:30am and last 2.5-3 hours. Meet Tom and Sue, your tour guides, in front of the wave statue/sculpture at the intersection of America's Cup and Memorial Boulevard. They will provide water, sunscreen, and disposable rain ponchos.

 

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