Summer may be slowly winding down but The Classic Coast is still in full gear.

From classic outdoor adventures like a lobster boil + sunset sail on the harbor and authentic polo matches with BYO picnic's to outdoor films, classic regattas, and outdoor yoga, September is jam packed in all the right ways. 

Not to mention, September kicks off our season of cozy festivals and fairs with the Newport International Boat Show, the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival and the Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week

Explore for yourself. Below are our top picks for September. 

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Soak up what is left of summer with our top picks for the month below.

1 Newport International Boat Show

Where:
Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf
When:
Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17
Cost:
General Admission: $31* (presale daily admission, additional tax and fees may be applied)

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of historic Newport Harbor allowing you to enjoy everything the City-by-the-Sea has to offer while experiencing a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international companies - many making their official debut in Newport! Visitors will also find an extensive array of marine equipment, services and accessories to round out the boat show experience.

2 Newport Mansions Wine + Food Festival

Where:
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue
When:
Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24
Cost:
Prices vary

The Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival returns to Newport with a weekend schedule of events including; wine-pairing dinners, a celebration of local chefs, a Sunday brunch at Rosecliff and 20 expert-led seminars.

There is no General Admission/Grand Tasting ticket for the 2023 Wine & Food weekend.

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3 Audrain's Newport Concours + Motor Week

Where:
Throughout Newport
When:
Thursday, September 28 - Sunday, October 1
Cost:
Prices vary

The fourth annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week welcomes the world’s most exclusive auto brands and car collections back to Aquidneck Island for four days of special events, seminars, gatherings, and more on September 28th - October 1st, 2023. 

Spend your days enjoying fine dining pop-ups, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, seminars, and car displays along the Newport coast. Then, once the sun goes down, experience exclusive cocktail hours, dinners, our annual gala and various VIP parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions that populate America’s original luxury capital. 

The Gathering at Rough Point

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4 Newport Oktoberfest

Where:
Fort Adams State Park
When:
Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 PM
Cost:
Online: $65 (General Admission) and $20 (Designated Driver), At the Gate: $70 (General Admission) and $25 (Designated Driver)

It’s time to dust off your lederhosen!

The Fort Adams Trust and Ragged Island Brewing Co. are excited to announce the Newport Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 16th! Bavaria meets The Ocean State inside the walls of historic Fort Adams where attendees will be able to enjoy authentic German beer, wine, food, and live music.

This 21+ event will become an annual tradition and will serve as the largest annual fundraising event for the Fort Adams Trust, the non-profit organization tasked with maintaining this incredible structure.

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5 IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Where:
Viewing along the waterfront
When:
Saturday, September 2 - Sunday, September 3
Cost:
Free

Spot from the water a celebration of classic yachting in Newport Harbor during the 44th Annual Newport Classic Yacht Regatta. With two days of racing, a classic yacht parade on Sunday, and party to end it all, join us in weekend of sailing and yachting tradition. 

 

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6 Coastal Queen Specialty Cruises

Around the Island Race Start

WHEN: September 3rd, at 9:45 AM
WHERE: Coastal Queen Cruises, from Jamestown and from Newport
ADMISSION: All Ages $50

Be there, aboard the Coastal Queen, to watch Conanicut Yacht Club’s annual Around the Island Race start. Guests can enjoy coffee and danish while they wait for the committee boat to sound the gun at the start of the race. 


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The Narrow River Band Cruise

WHEN: September 19th
WHERECoastal Queen Cruises, from Jamestown
ADMISSION: All Ages: $50

Watch the sun set aboard Coastal Queen while The Narrow River Band plays hits from James Taylor and The Beatles, some jazz and your favorite songs to dance to! The boat's interior will be warm and cozy and the top desk is covered and enclosed for comfort.


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Reggae Night on the Coastal

WHEN: September 26th
WHERECoastal Queen Cruises, from Jamestown
ADMISSION: All Ages: $39

It’s reggae night on this full corn moon! Don't worry about a thing! Order your favorite drink from the Queen’s bar and enjoy the piped-in tunes as you cruise the beautiful Jamestown shoreline and go across the Bay into Newport Harbor. This spacious boat has a cozy, weatherproof interior and enclosed seating on the top deck.


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7 Ca’ del Bosco Wine Garden

Where:
The Chanler, 117 MEMORIAL BOULEVARD, NEWPORT
When:
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, 1:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or early evening sipping Ca’ del Bosco luxury sparkling wines. Take in the water views, fresh air and sit back on Adirondack chairs, while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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8 LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT NEWPORT VINEYARDS

Where:
NEWPORT VINEYARDS, 909 EAST MAIN ROAD, MIDDLETOWN
When:
FRIDAY - MONDAY

In honor of the Kennedy’s 70th wedding anniversary, re-live the special day, September 12, 1953, when Jacqueline Bouvier married then-Senator John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport.

A 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Return to Camelot presentations will feature vintage film clips, a live performance of organ music and hymns from the wedding ceremony, and the "first dance" played at the reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie’s childhood summer home in Newport.

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9 Return to Camelot:The Kennedy Wedding Remembered - 70th Anniversary

Where:
St. Mary’s Church
When:
September 12 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Cost:
Freewill Offering

In honor of the Kennedy’s 70th wedding anniversary, re-live the special day, September 12, 1953, when Jacqueline Bouvier married then-Senator John F. Kennedy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport.

A 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Return to Camelot presentations will feature vintage film clips, a live performance of organ music and hymns from the wedding ceremony, and the "first dance" played at the reception at Hammersmith Farm, Jackie’s childhood summer home in Newport.

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10 Bristol Porchfest

Where:
High Street, Bristol
When:
Sunday, September 17 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Picture this: 20 bands, 10 porches, and 3 hours of live music stretching across historic High Street in Bristol, Rhode Island. From Jazz and Swing to modern bluegrass and folk, there is something for everyone at Porchfest. The party doesn't stop—head to the after party from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Unity Park for food, drinks, dessert, and MORE live music. 

Bristol Porchfest

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11 HARD PRESSED CIDER CO. at Windmist Farm

Where:
Windmist Farm, Jamestown
When:
Friday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Holiday Mondays until 2:00 PM)

For our friends who cannot wait for Fall, head over to Windmist Farm, a family-run farm in Jamestown for the opening weekend of Hard Pressed Cider Co., a seasonal cider truck located on site. Expect a quaint farm where cows and horses roam free and chickens patrol the line for fresh Apple Cider made hot, cold or in a slushie with one ingredient: apples, alongside Cider Doughnuts made onsite and served warm.

Opening Weekend Hours:
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Monday: ​ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Open only on holiday weekends)

 

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12 GAMES, GAMBLERS & CARTOMANCERS: THE NEW CARDSHARPS

Where:
46 CLARKE STREET, VERNON HOUSE
When:
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Vernon House, one of the most significant buildings in Newport history, is now open to the public with a unique and special exhibition. This curated display is free* to the public, Fridays - Sunday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (*registration is required.)

 

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13 Mum & Scarecrow Weekend

Where:
Frerichs Farm, Warren
When:
September 9 & 10

Head to Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses in Warren for opening weekend with some of your favorite fall activities. Think: Pumpkin and dragon coach rides, scarecrow building, tasty snacks and drinks, and strolls through the mum field. 

 

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14 Jim Gillis Memorial Concert: "Gillispalooza"

Where:
King Park, Newport
When:
September 16th, 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Cost:
Free and open to the public

In honor of the late Newport Daily News reporter and columnist, Jim Gillis, a waterfront concert called "Gillispalooza" will be held on Saturday, September 16th. Rain date of September 17th is set.

 

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15 newportFILM Outdoors

Experience award-winning documentaries, pre-film live music and local food vendors at some of Aquidneck Island's most beautiful outdoor spaces. Screenings begin at sunset on Thursdays. 

 

IMMEDIATE FAMILY​

When: September 7th
Where: Cardines Field, Newport
Details: Venue opens at 5:00 PM, Film starts 7:15 PM

Join us for our re-do 2023 Picnic Contest! Theme: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 

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16 Newport Festa Italiana

Where:
TOURO PARK, MILL STREET & BELLEVUE AVENUE
When:
SEPTEMBER 30
Cost:
FREE ADMISSION

Make your way to Touro Park on September 30th in Newport for the coveted Festival in the Park. Enjoy live music from Calabria Bella, browse local artisans, and taste authentic Italian food and sweet treats. No tickets needed, this event has free admission and will be happening rain or shine. The Festival in the Park is a part of the larger event, Newport Festa Italiana.

Celebrating its 29th Anniversary, Newport Festa Italiana has grown from its original weekend slate of events to a three-week-long calendar (September 22nd to October 9th) of opportunities for everyone to connect to their Italian roots. Events include John Panaggio Original Ziti Night, Cinefesta, and of course, the highlight of the event: Festival in the Park. 

 

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17 NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY HARVEST FAIR

Where:
Norman Bird Sanctuary
When:
SEPTEMBER 30 & October 1

The annual Norman Bird Sanctuary's old-fashioned Harvest Fair will once again usher in Autumn September 30th - October 1st, 2023. The fair offers something for everyone, including sack races, hay rides, mud pit, tug-of-war and fair games with prizes.

Norman Bird Harvest Fair

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18 FARMAESTHETICS POP-UP AT SWEET BERRY FARM

Where:
SWEET BERRY FARM, MIDDLETOWN
When:
THURSDAY - SATURDAYS, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The natural and sustainable beauty brand, Farmaesthetics, will be hosting a pop-up shop at Sweet Berry Farm through early Winter. Shop and swoon over the assortment of sustainable products and accessories, open weekly on Thursdays - Saturdays through December. 

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19 Cars & Coffee

CARS & COFFEE AT NEWPORT POLO

WHEN: September 3rd, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Newport Polo, Portsmouth

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee at Newport Polo in Portsmouth.

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CARS & COFFEE — PAWDRAIN AT FORT ADAMS

WHEN: September 10th, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Fort Adams, Newport

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee, Pawdrain at Fort Adams in Newport.

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CARS & COFFEE AT FORT ADAMS

WHEN: September 17th, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Fort Adams, Newport

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee at Fort Adams in Newport.

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CARS & COFFEE — YOUNGTIMERS AT FORT ADAMS

WHEN: September 24th, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM
WHERE: Fort Adams, Newport

Join Audrain Auto Museum for a morning of cars and coffee at Fort Adams in Newport.

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