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 to Bermuda RaceNewport Pride, the Newport Flower Show and the highly anticipated 44th U.S. Senior Open

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

1 U.S. Senior Open

Where:
Newport Country Club
When:
June 27 - 30
Cost:
Varies

History in the making. One of the five founding clubs of the USGA dating back to 1894, Newport Country Club, will play host to the 44th U.S. Senior Open Championship this June 27-30, 2024. This historic event will be the first U.S. Senior Open held in Newport, and the fifth USGA championship, including the inaugural held in 1895. This major championship features a field of 156 of the world’s best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Talk about epic.

 

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2 Newport Pride

When:
June 28 - 30

Every year, Newport Pride takes place in June, celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community while promoting love, acceptance, inclusivity and diversity. The highly anticipated Newport Pride Weekend returns June 28 - 30 with a full line-up of exciting events and experiences. 

June 28th - 30th in Newport, RI. Festivities will include:

 

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3 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 field side.

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 nptpolo.com for more information and a list of all upcoming events.

 

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Newport Polo picnic

 

4 The Newport Flower Show: At Home

Where:
Rosecliff Mansion, Newport
When:
June 21st - 23rd
Cost:
Varies

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 Rosecliff. The 2024 theme: At Home. 

 

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5 Newport to Bermuda Race

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
June 21

Starting Line Live Show & Party at Fort Adams

Date: Friday, June 21
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Fort Adams State Park

For the first time in the 118-year history of the Newport Bermuda Race, the starting line of iconic the 636-mile ocean race has moved off the shoreline of Fort Adams State Park and we are having a party to celebrate complete with live music, food trucks, the Gulf Stream Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer, games, and more FREE Family Fun. 

The party starts at noon and a Starting Line Live Show with Commentary from North Sails and Bermuda Race Record Holder, Ken Read, and Professional Sailor and Coach Jesse Fielding will start at 1:45.  They will provide expert narration and play-by-play on everything going down on the water. The first gun for the 170 boats wills be boat will be at 2:00 PM with waves up subsequent starts every ten minutes. Come celebrate!

 

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6 CA' DEL BOSCO WINE GARDEN AT THE CHANLER

Where:
THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK
When:
Thursday - Sundays from 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Experience the essence of Italy this summer at the Ca' del Bosco Wine Garden, where the tantalizing scent of authentic Italian pizza mingles with the fragrance of blooming flowers. Relax in Adirondack chairs beneath the dappled shade of umbrellas, sip on Franciacorta wine and Italian Spritzers, and let yourself be whisked away to the picturesque Amalfi Coast for the afternoon.

 

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7 Newport Gulls at Cardines Field

Where:
Cardines Field
When:
June 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28
Cost:
Adults: $5, Senior/Military/Teens: $2, and Children 12 & Under: $1

Positioned in the heart of downtown Newport, historic Cardines Field is home to the classic wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team the Newport Gulls. This championship team plays home games on (most) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the months of June and July.

Picture it: ballpark treats, special appearances from mascot Gully, and a classic game of America's pastime at one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country. Classic.

 

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Newport Gulls

 

8 Local Road Races

BankNewport 10 Miler

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
June 2nd at 7:30 AM

The 12th annual 10 Miler, benefiting the Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County returns at 7:30 AM on June 2, 2024.

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 22nd at 6:30 AM

The Bristol Independence Rhode Race will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024. In partnership with the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, the half marathon will follow the beautiful downtown streets of America’s quintessential community when it is decked out in its finest – during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America.

The course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Roger Williams University and finishing along the water at Independence Park.

 

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9 Music at Sunset: Concert Series at Blithewold Mansion

Where:
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
When:
Wednesdays in June
Cost:
Adult Member: $14, Adult Non-Member: $18, Child (5 to 17): $6

Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! 

June Schedule

  • June 12 — The Oh Nos!
  • June 19 — Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae
  • June 26 — The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble

 

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10 BRITISH MOTORCARS IN BRISTOL

Where:
BRISTOL, RI
When:
June 7th & 8th

Start your engines! British Motorcars will be descending on the beautiful seaside village of Bristol, Rhode Island June 7th & 8th. Driving tours, Block party and show dates have been set for the set for the second week of June. 

 

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11 Coastal Queen Cruises

Want to earn your sea legs? Summer isn’t the only time to get out on the water. Find the June specialty cruises from Coastal Queen Cruises below.

 

 

12 The Atlantic Cup

Where:
Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard
When:
June 1st

For the first time since 2014, The Atlantic Cup returns to its roots in Newport, Rhode Island. Considered by many to be the sailing capital of the USA, it is a destination rooted in history. This second of three legs will take competitors on a 250-nautical mile journey docking in Newport on June 1st, to then head up north to Portland, Maine.

 

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13 Belmont Stakes Race Day Cocktail Party

Where:
Island Cemetery Newport
When:
June 8th
Cost:
$150

Beginning in 2022, the Belmont Chapel Foundation has hosted a cocktail party on the day of the Belmont Stakes Race, the third race of the annual Triple Crown, to celebrate August Belmont, the founder of the Belmont Race and also of the Chapel. This event is an annual fundraiser and the proceeds go to the building maintenance fund to ensure proper upkeep of the building following the success restoration.

 

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14 Fitness & Wellness Events

If you can't take a break from the gym, keep your workout up at a class from a studio or by attending these fitness related events on The Classic Coast. 

Jun 25

Early Bird Sensory Walks

Experience the peace of Blithewold as the birds do! You will be gently guided through our natural…

Jul 21-Oct 17

Bike Newport Full Moon Ride

Newport feels a lot different at night, especially in the silver glow of a full moon. A line of bike…

Aug 4

Jigs + Swigs

Jigs & Swigs: The Irish Dance Workout is presented by The Kelly School of Irish Dance and taught…

15 2nd Annual Farm Coast Art & Garden Ramble

Where:
Four Corners Gallery
When:
June 8th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Head to Tiverton for the 2nd Annual Farm Coast Art & Garden Ramble. Immerse yourself in a curated outdoor art & garden event on Saturday, June 8th from 10am - 3pm in the Historic Tiverton Four Corners area. Find such things as pottery, block printing, photography, paintings, metal works, sculpture, bird baths & misters, select clothing, tree to table goods, textiles, linens, jewelry and herbals.
 

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16 Bristol Fourth Concert Series

Where:
Independence Park
When:
Daily, starting June 21st

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park, Bristol starting June 21st at Independence Park. Explore the full Official Lineup, here.

 

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17 Park & Picnic and Cars & Coffee

Where:
Various Venues
When:
June 2, 9, 16, and 23

Join Audrain Auto Museum for special events at various venues in and around Newport.

June Schedule

Parks & Picnic

  • June 2 — Fort Adams State Park

Cars & Coffee

  • June 9 — McAuley Hall at Salve Regina University
  • June 16 — Newport Mansions (Exact Mansion TBD)
  • June 23 — Newport Polo

 

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18 Newport Charter Yacht Show

When:
June 23 -26, 2024

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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19 Newport Secret Garden Tour

Where:
Newport, RI
When:
June 28 - 30, 2024 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
$30`

2024 Secret Garden Tours ... A self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
 
In order to be compliant in controlling the number of attendees, a limited number of tickets will be sold.

 

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20 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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