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Newport Winter Festival

New England's Winter Extravaganza with more than 160 events combining food, music and entertainment for all ages.February 17-26

Kinsale, Ireland Festival of Fine Foods

Chefs from Newport's sister city, Kinsale, Ireland, show off their cookery talents to create traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine in local restaurants. March 8-11

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! The parade begins at 11 a.m. at City Hall, runs through Washington Square, down Thames Street, and ends at St. Augustine's Church. Saturday March 17. 11am

Newport Restaurant Week

Tantalize your taste buds at Newport and Bristol Restaurant Week. Diners will enjoy three course prix-fixe meals at exceptional values…lunch for $16 and dinner for $30. Enjoy a three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurant without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. March 23-April 1.

30th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off

The world’s original and longest running chowder competition, the 31th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off. The competition, which determines bragging rights to the world’s “chowda” champion title among dozens of restaurants, is divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories and kicks-off the summer season in Newport. June 2

Newport Bermuda Race

Thee Newport Bermuda Race is a 635 nautical-mile ocean race first sailed in 1906. Held biennially in even-numbered years. The race usually lasting three to six days. It crosses a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean known for challenging weather, especially in the Gulf Stream, where there are strong currents. The start is off Castle Hill Light June 15

Newport Flower Show

Celebrating its 17th year as America’s premier summer flower show, the 2012 Newport Flower Show will welcome visitors with the grace and sophistication that has raised entertaining to an art form in the City-by-the-Sea. "Entertaining—Newport Style" will be held on the historic grounds of Rosecliff, which hosted some of the most fabulous parties of the Gilded Age in the early 20th century and remains a setting for elegant receptions and entertainment to this day. June 22-24

America's Cup World Series

Newport is the final stop in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series (AC World Series), which will feature both fleet and match racing.The regatta will give the public an opportunity to watch the world’s top sailors compete in the state-of-the-art AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, which will be the first time the high-tech boats will be raced on the east coast of the U.S. June 23-July 1

Newport Events Calendar

2012 Monthly Events

  • 17-26 24th Annual Newport Winter Festival
  • 8-11 11th Annual Kinsale, Ireland Festival of Fine Food
  • 17 Saint Patrick's Day Parade
  • 23-Apr 1 Newport Restaurant Week Spring
  • Mar 23- Apr 1 Newport Restaurant Week Spring
  • 26-28 Memorial Day Weekend
  • 2 The 31th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off
  • 15 Newport Bermuda Race 2012
  • 22-24 Newport Flower Show
  • 23-July 1 America's Cup World Series
  • 23-July 1 America's Cup World Series
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • 6-9 Ocean State Tall Ships Festival
  • 9-15 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championship
  • 8-24 Newport Music Festival
  • 12-15 Black Ships Festival
  • 13-29 Newport Music Festival
  • 28-29 Newport Folk Festival
  • 3-5 Jazz Festival-Newport
  • 19-21 Newport WineFest
  • 27-28 Newport Arts Festival
  • 13-16 The 42st Annual Newport Boat Show
  • 21-23 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
  • 6-7 International Oktoberfest!
  • 2-11 Newport Restaurant Week Fall
  • 17-30 Christmas at the Newport Mansions
  • 1-31 Christmas in Newport
  • 1-31 Christmas at the Newport Mansions