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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 2022 annual events. 


1 Polar Bear Plunge



18-27 Newport Burger Bender
Postponed to 2023 Newport Winter Festival



4 Newport International Polo
10-12 Black Ships Festival
10-11 British Motorcars
17-19 Newport Flower Show
24-26 Newport Pride



4 Bristol 4th of July Parade
1-17 Newport Classical Music Festival
10-17 Hall of Fame Open
22-24 Newport Folk Festival
29-31 Newport Jazz Festival


19 Coaching Weekend


1-31 Christmas in Newport


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Newport Restaurant Week

Join us for another season of Newport Restaurant Week where area restaurants will offer an…

Jul 28-Jul 30

Newport Folk Festival

Mark your 2023 calendars! We'll see you back at Fort Adams next summer July 28 - July 30, 2023. The…

Aug 4-Aug 6

Newport Jazz Festival

Mark your 2023 calendars! We'll see you back at Fort Adams next summer August 4 - August 6, 2023…

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Crisp air and the sense of renewal; the cozy feeling you get as soft light wanes over annual harvest fairs on historic wharves—truthfully, you’ll just have to come see for yourself.