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 Cardine's Field; Newport Flower Show and so many more. Not to mention, festive events like a Strawberry Festival at Trinity Church, free live music at Fort Adams and more.
Our picks for the month below.
NEWPORT PRIDE WEEKEND
When: Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 2
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: Prices vary
Celebrate pride throughout Newport with a round up of exciting events including a Pride Ride throughout town, drag brunch, harbor cruise and more.
NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL POLO SERIES RETURNS
When: Saturday, June 1, 5:00 PM
Where: Glen Farm, Portsmouth
Admission: General admission, $12
Kick off the 28th season of the Newport International Polo series offering action-packed matches every Saturday through September. Watch as all-star lineups of international competitors take the field. Experience a tailgate party for the optimal experience, or plant your seat in the lawn and relax. Just don’t forget to help stomp the divots.
NEWPORT GULLS OPENING DAY
When: Wednesday, June 5, 6:35 PM
Where: Cardine's Field
Admission: $5 adults; $2 children 13-17, military ID and seniors; $1 children 12 and under
The Newport Gulls are a wooden-bat, summer collegiate baseball team based in Newport, Rhode Island. The Newport Gulls Baseball Club is a member of both the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the NECBL's East Division.
BRITISH MOTORCAR FESTIVAL
When: Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 8
Where: Colt State Park
Indulge in the beauty of classic British motorcars from across New England and participate in special events including a scenic back roads rally, Friday night street party, British attire competition, a concours d'eegance, and more.
SVF ANNUAL VISITORS DAY
When: Saturday, June 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: SVF Grounds at 152 Harrison Avenue
One day each year, the Swiss Village Farm opens its gates and welcomes visitors to their expansive 35-acre property, which houses rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock. Visitors for the day have the opportunity to learn more about the foundation's efforts to preserve endangered breeds and rare livestock while enjoying myriad activities, including self-guided tours through the historic village; visit with Chip, a rare Tennessee myotonic goat born from a frozen embryo; and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary, and animal care staff.
WELLNESS DAY AT TIFFANY PEAY HEALING ARTS
When: Saturday, June 8, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Tiffany Peay Jewelry
Join Tiffany Peay Healing Arts for a summer Wellness Day with complimentary sessions of Crystal Light Healing & Vascular Therapy. Enjoy a sound healing demonstration by Rosa Volpe at 11:00 AM, noon & 1:00 PM. Learn about and taste GemWater and experience educational talks by Tiffany Peay. Enjoy special event pricing on jewelry, door prizes & refreshments.
NEWPORT SECRET GARDEN TOUR
When: Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Throughout Newport
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
The annual Newport Secret Garden Tour opens the gate to a number of private gardens. Primarily designed and maintained by their owners, each gardens is a labor of love shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs at Aquidneck Island’s public schools.
When: Saturday, June 15; 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Trinity Church
Head to Trinity Church at Queen Anne Square fore strawberries by the carton (while they last), strawberry shortcake with local berries and Chantilly whipped cream, fresh squeezed lemonade and cool water. There will be craft vendors all day, and live music from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK
When: Saturday, June 15, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: $30 registration, $5 kids run
Run, jog, or walk your way past beautiful views of Second and Third Beach and Norman Bird Sanctuary’s rolling fields and rocky ridges while the birds cheer you on. Kids can join the fun by registering for the Frosty Freez Kids’ Run. Head back at the Sanctuary after the race for refreshments and the awards ceremony. Race begins at 8:30 AM. Frosty Freez kids' run begins at 8:15 PM.
17TH ANNUAL CLAGETT REGATTA
When: June 18 - 23, 8:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Sail Newport
The 17th annual Clagett Regatta will be held at Sail Newport in Fort Adams State Park June 19-23, 2019. This year adaptive sailors will be competing in three classes; the single handed 2.4mR class, the single handed Martin 16 class and the triple handed Sonar class. Sailors from across North America will attend the coaching clinic and fleet racing regatta.
TAPROOT'S FIRST ANNIVERSARY: TRIP AROUND THE SUN PARTY
When: Wednesday, June 19; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Taproot Brewing Co.
Taproot Brewing Co. is turning one. Celebrate their first trip around the sun with flowing taps, lawn and board games outside, live music, wine and beer tastings, farm-fresh food stations, a swag raffle and more. Submit your free RSVP to enter into the swag raffle (must RSVP and be present in order to win) – and then show up thirsty. Cash bar for pints, beer and wine tastings, glasses of wine and nosh.
MUSIC AT THE FORT
When: Thursday, June 20; 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Fort Adams
Food and refreshments are available from Newport Craft Brewing and Distillery Company as well as, a variety of local food trucks. The concerts are for all ages and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on the lawn while they enjoy the live music and views of Newport Harbor.
CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC
When: June 20 - 24
Where: Rhode Island Country Club
The CVS Health Charity Classic will once again kick-off the New England summer with world-class golf for a great cause! Be sure to join co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade along with 18 elite golfers from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours.
NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW
When: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
Admission: $20 in advance, $20 at the door Preservation Society members, $25 at the door general public
The 2018 Newport Flower Show will celebrate its 23rd year with a variety of special events, including appearances on Friday and Saturday by lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, expert guest speakers, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, and more. The Show opens on Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, June 24, 2018.
LIGHT UP YOUR SUMMER
When: Saturday, June 22; 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Rose Island Lighthouse
Join Rose Island Lighthouse and Newport Shipyard for a casual evening of fun and adventure to kick off the official start of summer. Enjoy a taste of local food and a tour of Rose Island and the lighthouse. Event is rain or shine, 21+.
INDEPENDENCE RHODE RACE
When: Saturday, June 29; 6:30 - 10:00 AM
Where: Independence Park, Bristol
This half marathon race will follow the beautiful downtown streets of Bristol while they're decorated for the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the country. The 13.1 mile course includes incredible historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the scenic coastline, through Colt State Park and finishing along the water at Independence Park.
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