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annual events on the classic coast

Through the decades, Newport and our surrounding coastal communities have developed such a fantastic social calendar that today, our destination is known as a world-class event venue. Here’s just a snapshot of some of our most anticipated celebrations. Below you will find our 2023 annual events. 



Polar Bear Plunge


11 Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade



1-30 Newport Daffodil Days
1 Newport Night Run
14-23 Newport Restaurant Week
15 Newport Rhode Races
16-24 Daffodil Days Blithewold
TBA Newport Beer Festival


13-21 The Ocean Race
20-21 Newport Oyster & Chowder Festival
25 - 29 Rogue Island Comedy Festival



3 Newport International Polo Begins
4 Newport 10 Miler
9-10 British Motorcars
23-25 Newport Flower Show
24 Bristol Independence Rhode Race
23-25 Newport Pride


4 Bristol 4th of July Parade
4-23 Newport Classical Music Festival
IYRS Summer Gala
16-23 Hall of Fame Open
22 Craft Brew Races Newport
28-30 Newport Folk Festival



4-6 Newport Jazz Festival
11-13 Black Ships Festival



14-17 Newport International Boat Show
22-24 Newport Mansions Wine + Food
28-Oct 1 Concours + Motor Week
30-Oct 1 Norman Bird Harvest Fair



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