Annual Newport International Boat Show – September 13 – 16: One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, NIBS features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. More info at https://www.newportboatshow.com/.
4 Bridges Ride – September 17: Four bridges. Twenty-six miles. One unique experience. The 4 Bridges Ride is a not-for-profit event that allows cyclists the one-of-a-kind opportunity to bike across Rhode Island’s beautiful bridges. All proceeds from the 4 Bridges Ride are donated to charity. More info at https://www.4bridgesride.com/.
13th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – September 20 – 23: Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. More info at https://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival.
4th Annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival – October 4 – 8: Rhode Island’s only stand-up comedy festival brings the best nationally known comedians to historic Newport! More info at https://www.rogueislandcomedyfest.com/.
Newport Marathon & Half Marathon – October 7: Thousands will participate in this 13.1 or 26.2 mile run through Aquidneck Island. This seaside USATF certified course showcases the best of Newport and Middletown. More info at https://newportmarathon.com/.
28th Annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival – October 13 – 14: Historic Bowen’s Wharf in downtown Newport, RI, will host the 28th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, on October 13th and 14th. Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season! More info at https://www.bowenswharf.com/events.
8th Annual Citizen’s Bank Pell Bridge Run – October 21: This event is the most unique road race experience in the northeast! Once a year pedestrians are allowed to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport. More info at https://pellbridgerun.com/.
City Of Newport’s Illuminated Boat Parade – November 23: The City of Newport lights up the harbor on Black Friday with dozens of boats participating in the annual illuminated boat parade.3rd Annual Newport Holiday Stroll – 1st & 2nd weekend of December: Make your holidays merry and bright in Newport during the festive season by joining us for the Newport Holiday Stroll in December. More info at https://newportholidaystroll.com/.
Bowen’s Wharf 48th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – December 1: Festivities begin at 4:30 with Frosty the Snowman! The Christmas Carol Sing-a-long begins at 5 pm, the Mayor lights the tree at 6 pm immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting). More info at https://www.bowenswharf.com/events.