Few things compare to that Friday feeling of freedom. You know, when you realize the whole weekend lies ahead. Truth be told, weekends on The Coast are full of magic. Think: Saturday morning farmers markets, Sunday afternoon hikes along the shoreline, and some of the best meals of your life in between (we guarantee it). We gathered everything you need for a weekend full of relaxation, excitement and adventure so you're content when Monday rolls back around. 

Our picks for the weekend below.


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Dec 8-Dec 31

Christmas at Blithewold

Christmas at Blithewold is currently scheduled for November 22, 2023 – December 31, 2023. Come…

Dec 8 2023-Mar 30 2024

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll

Newport Winter Foodies Stroll offers a 1-mile guided walking food tour through Newport's historic…

Feb 16-Feb 25

Newport Burger Bender

Newport Burger Bender, the “best burger” contest is back through 2/26/23. Local restaurants are…

Apr 1-Apr 30

Newport Daffodil Days

Newport’s Daffodil Days celebrates the arrival of over 1,200,000 bright yellow daffodils throughout…

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The Bit Players Improv Comedy Dec 08

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…

Farmers Market Dec 09

Our year-round farmers market happens every Saturday morning. Swing by to pick up your local produce, bread, meat, fish, kombucha, and more each week as well as listen to live music in the summer, connect with local nonprofits and community organizations, and visit with friends!…

Tiverton Farmers Market Dec 10
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday

A Local Farmers Market situated right smack in the middle of this cozy town of Tiverton, RI. Connecting the community to fresh & local produce, agriculture, makers, products and art. Meredith Brower, director & market manager launched the market in May of 2020 during the…

Hot Chocolate Bar Dec 09

Join us for a delightful afternoon beside the cozy, crackling fire pit, or enjoy a leisurely winter stroll along the picturesque Cliff Walk, all while indulging in a luxurious cup of hot chocolate. Our artisanal hot chocolate is meticulously crafted, offering your choice of…

Sparkle! Dec 08

Festive holiday fun for the entire family! Explore Blithewold’s illuminated Gardens and Grounds as you collect scavenger hunt clues. Gather around cozy fires in the Enclosed Garden and listen while seasonal music floats through the air. RI Cruisin’ Cocktails will warm you up with…

A Rough Point Holiday Dec 08

Experience the holiday traditions and winter caretaking practices at Rough Point Museum during the coziest and merriest days of the year. The house is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding December 24).

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Marble House Holidays

Holidays at the Newport Mansions

The opulence of Newport's Gilded Age mansions meets the sparkle and magic of Christmas during the return of Holidays at the Newport Mansions on Saturday, November 18, 2023 - January 1, 2024.

Blithewold Christmas

Christmas at Blithewold Mansion

A short drive from Newport will land you in the quaint, patriotic town of Bristol where you'll find Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum tucked away on 33-acres of meticulously maintained land.

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