Truth be told, whether you're in Newport for a day, a weekend, or the entire week (the dream!), the possibilities of what you can see and do are endless. You've got the obvious musts: Cliff Walk (the most serene 3.5-mile walk of your life), Ocean Drive, the mansions, and chowder overlooking the bay. But there's also so many exciting events, experiences, and dreamy sights you don't want to miss. When you're not sure where to start, this round-up of what's going down this week has you covered.


Our picks for the week below.


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 indoor mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been temporarily reinstated, 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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Gurney's Skating Rink

Ice Skating at Gurney's

Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina transforms their North Lawn into a wintry wonderland complete with an ice skating rink as part of the property's Après Skate Winter Wonderland pop-up.



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$5 Flight Night

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company Jan 20, 2022 - Jan 27, 2022

Join us every Thursday from 6-8pm for $5 Flight Night! Read More

Gurney's Ice Skating Rink

Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina Jan 20, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022

Join us this fall and winter to skate by the sea. The Gurney's Newport skating rink is coming back… Read More

The Cocktail Club Mixology Class - Hotel Viking

Hotel Viking Jan 20, 2022 - Jan 27, 2022

Cheers to you, Newport Craft the perfect cocktail with expert mixology guidance from our One… Read More

The Bit Players Improv Comedy

Firehouse Theater Jan 21, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

The Bit Players are a fast paced and energized group of improvisation master-minds. Their high… Read More

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Viking

The Garden Room Jan 22, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022

Afternoon Tea returns with an elevated loose-leaf tableside tea service on Saturdays and Sundays… Read More

Aquidneck Growers Market (Winter)

Stoneacre Garden Jan 22, 2022 - Apr 30, 2022

Aquidneck Community Table’s Growers Markets provide easy access to seasonal, regionally-grown food… Read More

Bake Shop Weekends

Jan 22, 2022 - May 01, 2022

Fresh baked breads, pies, and treats are available each weekend in our Marketplace! Prepared onsite… Read More

Farmers Market

Mount Hope Farm Jan 22, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Join us for our weekly farmer's market every Saturday for a full line-up of local farmers, food… Read More

Goat Hikes at Simmons Farm

Simmons Farm Jan 22, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022

Whatever the season, the goats of Simmons Farm welcome You to join them for a stroll through our… Read More

Mini Meadow Making: A Look at Meadows on a Garden Scale

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Jan 22, 2022

Do you want to be part of the solution to restore our natural ecosystems? Are you interested in… Read More

Tiverton Farmers Market

Tiverton Farmers Market Jan 23, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022

A Local Farmers Market situated right smack in the middle of this cozy town of Tiverton, RI… Read More

Re-Centering Mandala Workshop

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Jan 25, 2022

Life gets busy and we can start to lose our sense of what is important in our lives. This workshop… Read More

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Island Moving Company Jan 26, 2022 - May 25, 2022

Adult Ballroom Dance Class held on Wednesday evenings from 7:45PM - 8:45PM. Couples are preferred… Read More

Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Jan 26, 2022 - Feb 16, 2022

Discover the joy of watercolor painting in this beginner/intermediate course. Through… Read More

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Downtown Newport Aerial View At Night

Full Events Calendar

You already know about the legendary Jazz and Folk Festivals but we’ve also got international boat races, tennis and polo tournaments, film festivals, culinary festivals, Christmas in Newport, lecture…

Gurney's Winter Aerial

Guide to Waterfront Hotels

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly retreat or a romantic escape for two with panoramic ocean views, this list of the best waterfront hotels has you covered.


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