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.

COVID-19 NOTE:

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 mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however 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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Calling all Artists and Flower Designers – Join Art Blooming at Linden Place Mansion!

Linden Place May 22, 2022

Linden Place Mansion is excited to announce our SECOND ANNUAL “Art Blooming at Linden Place" weekend… Read More

Candlelight Concert of Remembrance

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church May 22, 2022

On Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the… Read More

Coastal Queen's Spring Lighthouse Cruise

Coastal Queen Cruises, from Newport May 22, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are spring cruising days! Join Coastal Queen on a ninety-minute… Read More

Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival

Bowen's Wharf May 22, 2022

The Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival is currently scheduled for May 21st & 22nd, 2022… Read More

Spring Artist Member Exhibit 2022

Spring Bull Studio & Gallery May 22, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022

Spring Bull Gallery proudly present eight of our award wining Artist Members. This exhibit includes… Read More

Tea and Scones on the Porch

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum May 22, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

Get outside with some friends on one of Blithewold’s porches for a cup of hot tea or iced tea, and… Read More

Tiverton Farmers Market

Tiverton Farmers Market May 22, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022

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

All that Glitters: Form, Meaning, and Materials

Jamestown Arts Center May 23, 2022

Masterclass with Entang Wiharso: What is the relationship between the ideal and the real in the… Read More

Bristol Yoga Studio: Outdoor Yoga Series

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum May 23, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio present an outdoor summer yoga series each Friday morning. All… Read More

Nature Mandala Series: Find Your Path

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum May 24, 2022

Local artist Beth Adoette is coming to Blithewold to share her unique practice of partnering with… Read More

Story and Stroll

Norman Bird Sanctuary May 24, 2022

Parents, grab your preschoolers, and join one of our Education Specialists for a fresh spring series… Read More

Adult Ballroom Dance Class

Island Moving Company May 25, 2022

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

Aquidneck Growers Market - Wednesday

Aquidneck Grower's Farmers Market May 25, 2022 - Oct 26, 2022

Aquidneck Community Table hosts a summer market on Memorial Boulevard in Newport on Wednesday… Read More

Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor Course

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum May 25, 2022 - Jun 08, 2022

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

Newport Foodies Stroll

365 Thames Street May 25, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Newport Foodies Stroll offers a 1.75 miles walking food tour through Lower Thames Street. You will… Read More

Cocktail Club Mixology Class

Hotel Viking May 26, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022

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

Italian Night: A Horse and a Bull Walk into a Bar

Audrain Automobile Museum May 26, 2022

With the unveil of the Lamborghini Miura in 1966 the Supercar was born. Since then, Italian… Read More

Rogue Island Comedy Festival

Unique Venues across Newport County May 26, 2022 - May 30, 2022

The Spring Rogue Island Comedy Festival features thirteen stand-up comedy shows over five nights… Read More

To the Surface: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Bristol Art Museum May 26, 2022

Funded by a generous grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, the Bristol Art Museum will host a… Read More

Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial

Fort Adams May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022

In 2016, Operation Stand Down RI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial which… Read More

Disco Night on the Coastal Queen

Coastal Queen Cruises, from Jamestown May 27, 2022

Let’s Dance by Donna Summer and hits by Abba, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder… Read More

Storytime at Blithewold with Rogers Free Library

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum May 27, 2022

Join us on Friday mornings in May for a family storytime led by Miss Erin from Rogers Free Library!… Read More

The Bit Players Improv Comedy

Firehouse Theater May 27, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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

Aquidneck Growers Market - Saturday

Embrace Home Loans Campus May 28, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Aquidneck Community Table's (ACT) summer market is held on Saturday mornings at Embrace Home Loans… Read More

Ca' del Bosco Wine Garden at The Chanler

The Chanler at Cliff Walk May 28, 2022 - Sep 04, 2022

Ca' del Bosco and The Chanler have come together for an enchanting collaboration showcasing Italian… Read More

Comedian Yannis Pappas at Jane Pickens Theater!

Jane Pickens Theater May 28, 2022

Yannis Pappas (Comedy Central, Long Days Podcast, Joe Rogan Experience) for one show only headlining… Read More

Roam Around Rough Point

Rough Point May 28, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On… Read More

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