What's On

Music plays a big part in Newport life so make sure you ask our concierge about concerts and other music events taking place during your stay.

February: Annual Newport Winter Festival – A winter festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013, featuring over 150 events combining food, festivities, music and more.

March 1-31: Newport Irish Heritage Month – A one-month long event, celebrating Newport’s heritage with Irish food and music, and plenty of Irish-related events including Saint Patrick’s Day.

June 7: Great Chowder Cook-Off – A famous event where restaurants provide attendees with endless samples of traditional and exotic creations, hoping to be the winner in their competing category.

June: Newport Flower Show – Stunning garden designs are rewarded by horticulture awards for the pleasure of the visitors.

June – September: Newport Summer Comedy Series – US top comedians gather in Newport from June to September, a unique chance to spend the evening laughing with your family and friends!

July: Newport Folk Festival – Annual gathering of country, blues and folk music established in 1959 as a counterpart to the Jazz Festival.

August 9: Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival – Ska, roots and reggae music performances start off at noon and continue throughout the day on the waterfront.

August: Newport Jazz Festival – Famous annual festival established in 1954 due to the Newport’s location at equal distance from New York and Boston, featuring the finest international jazz performers.

September 11-14: 44th Annual Newport International Boat Show – An annual event featuring new sailboats and powerboats, as well as thousands of products and services from both domestic and international exhibitors.

September 19-21: 8th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – sophisticated wine and food festival hosting the world's finest vintners and many of New England's finest restaurants and caterers for a remarkable three-day experience.

October 11-12: International Oktoberfest – The official send off to summer, with a wide selection of German beers and cuisine, and lively music.