Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration

July 11, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Recurring daily
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

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More info to come, please find last year's festivities below:
 
Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration Welcome Reception  at the Edward King House at 5pm-6pm
Free and open to the public. Come mix and mingle with our friends from our Sister City Shimoda Japan.  Light refreshments and entertainment along with the exchange of sister city gifts are a part of the program.
 
Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration Opening Ceremony  at Touro Park at 10:30am
Free and Open to the Public. Join the Navy Band  and our Federal, State and Local Officials and Japanese dignataries for this wreath laying ceremony that will commemorate the landing of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN into Shimoda Harbor.
 
Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration Arts and Cultural Festival  atTouro Park 10am to 4pm
Free and Open to the Public. Experience the culural and artistic delights of both the United States and Japan through food, dance, music, local artisans, children's activities, and so much more in this open air family friendly festival event.  
 
Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration Sunset Soiree at Rotunda at Easton's Beach at 6:30pm
$75 per person Only in Newport theme with proceeds to go to the Shimoda Sister City Scholarship Program.  Enjoy culinary delights from our local chefs and dance the night away along our beautiful coastline.

Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration Closing Ceremonies at Island Cemetery on Farewell Street (Commodore Perry Gravesite) at 9:30am. Free and Open to the Public. This memorial ceremony will feature a wreath laying on the tomb of Commodore Matthew C. Perry by American and Japanese dignitaries. 

Newport Shimoda Sister City Celebration