Although pumpkin beer, football and hoodie weather will all be here before you know it, Fall begins on September 23, early in the morning at 4:21 A.M.

Here’s 15 free things to do before we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall!

1 – Free Concerts at Long Wharf

The Shops at Long Wharf host a free concert series from 1pm – 5pm every Saturday afternoon. Enjoy live music from Half Step Down (August 29), Abbey Rhode (September 5), Ramos and Phillips (September 12) and Erin Merceruio Nelson, Soprano (September 19).

2 – Salute To Summer

Naval Station Newport will host ‘Salute To Summer’, their annual free concert and fireworks show, on Saturday, August 29th at Dewey Field. The event, which will feature live music and entertainment by Changes In Latitudes and Navy Band Northeast, is open to the general public. Guests should be prepared to present a picture I.D. upon entry to the base. MORE INFO

3 – Friday’s At 6

How many breweries can say that every week, you can go in, trade your ID for a pint glass, and drink unlimited amounts of craft beers? Well, we know of only one on the island, Newport Storm Brewery! So that means we don’t have to go far to get it, Newporter’s. You gotta sign up at 12pm on Friday on Newport Storm’s Facebook Page, because only the 1st 50 to sign-up get in! 6pm – 8pm. More Info

4 – NIMFEST Concerts

9th Annual Independent Music Festival will feature Abbey Rhode & The Kane Brothers at King Park (August 23) and Bob Kendall and ZanRicky (August 30th). Bring a blanket and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert at the King Park Gazebo from 3pm-6pm.

5 – newportFILM Outdoor Series

It’s not too late to catch a free film screening outdoors in Newport and across Aquidneck Island! Catch newportfilm’s free screeenings of  Harry & The Snowman at the Newport International Polo Grounds (August 27), Tiger, Tiger at Norman Bird Sanctuary (September 3) and The Mask You Live In at The Great Friends Meeting House (September 10).

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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