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It’s official, now that Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival and International Oktoberfest is behind us we’re all feeling that fall is now officially here!

Discover the best activities, events and things to do in and around Newport this weekend.

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1 – Fortress Of Nightmares

Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 6pm – 10pm at Fort Adams State Park

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Experience the Tunnels of Terror, try your hand at Zombie Laser Tag or take in the Killer Film Fest. Those 12 and under can head to the Kids Fun House for snacks, crafts and trick-or-treating.  More Info 

2 – Laser Tag Battles

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 6pm – 10pm & Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 4pm

Fort Adams will be holding laser tag battles in the inner ditch area of the fort. Participants can wage their own battles against their opponents. Each game will cost $8 per participant.

The laser tag games start October 10, 2015 and will be played on October 24th & 25th on the hour from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Unique Halloween themed games will also be played in the evenings during Fortress of Nightmares, October 23rd – 25th between the hours of 6 – 10 PM. The laser tag games will end October 25th resuming again in the spring. More Info

3 – Heifetz on Tour Concert

Saturday at 7:30pm at Jamestown

Classical music as played by the incredible talents of the Heifetz International Music Institute! This program is an amazing opportunity for the region to experience world-class musicians in a meaningful way and in an intimate setting. More Info

4 – New England WrapUp – Euro Car Show

Sunday from 10am until 4pm at Easton’s Beach

This car show is open to the public and will feature Euro models including: VW, Audi, BMW, Porsche, etc. All spectators (non-euro cars) will have parking this year and the entrance fee will be $5 per person. There will be food trucks on site. More Info

5 – Pell Bridge Run

Sunday at 7:15am

The Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run will take place starting at 7:15am .  Over 3000 runners and walkers will make their way over the Newport Pell Bridge to raise money for charity. Register and more info

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Dueling Pianos – You’ll sing, you’ll cheer, you’ll laugh but more than that, you’ll be entertained. This one-of-a-kind experience has been sweeping the nation and has finally come to Newport at the new, improved and famed Studio 3 Venue. Enjoy specialty cocktails, light apps and a spectacular show choreographed by long time piano man Greg Asadoorian. These shows often sell out quickly so purchase tickets ahead of time. MORE INFO Every Saturday in October at 8pm | Studio 3

Live Improv Comedy With The Bit Players – RI’s most award winning comedy troupe hits the stage with fast paced, high energy improvisation. The shows are a lot like “Whose Line is it Anyway” with hilarious scenes, hysterical musical numbers & larger than life characters all inspired by audience suggestions. Got a group event? We’ll make it extra special, bring you on stage, make you a video, & so much more. Just let us know ahead of time. Every show is BYOB! Call now for reservations, shows sell out. Laugh More. More Info Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm at The Firehouse Theater

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