Broadway Street Fair

October 6, 2018
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Broadway Newport
86 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 533-3211

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The Broadway Street Fair is back!

Last year more than 10,000 people took a stroll along Broadway, Newport’s historic Main Street and into Washington Square to celebrate the diversity that Newport is known for.

The day will be filled with music, food, family activities, exhibiting artists & makers and local non-profits. More than 170 vendors will be in attendance. This is a rain or shine event.

We strongly encourage people to WALK or BIKE to the Street Fair. For those that do intend to drive, please note that Broadway will be open to pedestrian traffic only. NO PARKING will be available on Broadway. Please plan accordingly!

*This will be a GREEN event with Waste Stations along Broadway for trash, recycling and compost. Please bring a water bottle from home, there will be a water refill station at the Midway/Family stage. A goal is to minimize the purchase of single-use plastic water purchases.

*Calling All Chalk Artists! “Pick a Square on the Square” Come join us at the Washington Square end of the Broadway Street Fair and show us your talent. Whether you’re a professional artist, an amateur adult artist, a budding young talent, a family or a group effort…there is a space for you!

Just pre-register to reserve your square on the square!

*Come and get your CRAZY hat on during the 2018 Broadway Street Fair and you can win some $$MONEY$$! Categories will include: BEST Individual! BEST Family! BEST Kid! BEST Furry Friend! $1 to enter Register the day of at Closet Revival. Photos will be taken and votes will be cast through this Facebook Event page. So, be sure to LIKE and SHARE this event with friends so that they can vote for you!

Other activities will include: The Silent Soapbox performers, a performance from the Island Moving Company, day of hat making , crafts and games for kids, face painters, magicians, balloon animal makers and so much more! Stay tuned for more details!

* From 5:30-8 p.m., an adult only event will take place at the Quaker Friends Meeting House with the Swinglane Band, Chelley, Bill and Dyl and local craft brewers. Admission is $20 and includes 1 drink. Food available for purchase from Leo's Market, Sprout & Lentil & La Petite Creperie

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you have 2 or 3 hours to spare on Fair Day please sign up, go to at or email, subject Volunteer.

***For up to date information, follow all of the Street Fair Events on Facebook under the Local Broadway District page or attend a planning meeting. Planning meetings are held Mondays at 6pm and Fridays at 3pm at the Newport This Week office at 86 Broadway.

Broadway Street Fair