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Newport seems to have one festival or another going all summer long, and at Christmas, it's simply spectacular. For current information on exact dates and offerings, contact the Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Music Festivals

Perhaps the biggest annual event in the town, the Newport Music Festival attracts great crowds to the grand mansions for the many different concerts. There are performances morning, afternoon, and evening for two consecutive weeks in mid-July. Because the capacity of all the mansions and halls is limited, it's best to order tickets—and to make reservations for a hotel room—in advance. More...

The Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival draw thousands of music-lovers to Fort Adams State Park on weekends in late July and August. Performers include big names. For lodging and general help contact the Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Newport Arts Festival

The end of July sees the Newport Arts Festival, when painters, sculptors, and craftspeople display their works downtown and in several parks throughout the city. More...

Fishing Tournaments

From June to October, tournaments are organized periodically to see who can make a record catch of one of the familiar fish in the waters off Newport. The chamber of commerce can tell you more.

Newport Boat Show

If you have any interest in modern boats and yachts, you'll enjoy the annual Newport Boat Show, held in mid-September. More...

Newport Mansions
Wine & Food Festival

On a weekend in late September when the leaves have begun to change color, you can visit the fabulous Newport mansions, sample exquisite wines and food, and imagine yourself among the ghosts of the 19th-century billionaires who built these palatial houses. More...


Championships are held in July at the International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport Casino), hosting the top professional male stars. For tickets and information, contact the Hall of Fame.

Christmas in Newport

Imagine the stupendous mansions decked for Christmas: glitter in good taste is the way it's done. Believe it or not, December is among the best times of the year to visit Newport. More...

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Great Hall at Christmas, The Breakers, Newport RI

Above, the Great Hall of The Breakers
in its Christmas finery.

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