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Newport Boat Show weekend is here and we’re going to be honest with you, there’s so much happening and to do this weekend that you’re going to forget that it’s September.
What’sUpNewp has the ultimate guide to keep you busy, entertained and smiling this weekend.
1 – Newport International Boat Show | Friday – Sunday
Set for this weekend (September 17-20th, 2015) on Newport Harbor is the Newport International Boat Show(NIBS), the kick-off to the boat show season and a prime time to experience fall in New England.
It’s also one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country – hosting exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories for boaters.
2 – Dueling Pianos | Friday & Saturday
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
3 – Newport International Polo Series | Saturday at 4pm
The final month of the 2015 Newport International Polo Series in Portsmouth has sadly arrived! Catch USA vs Mexico on Saturday starting 4pm. MORE INFO
4 – Free Admission to Green Animals | Saturday
As part of its continuing celebration of its 70th anniversary, The Preservation Society of Newport County invites all Town of Portsmouth, RI residents and their families to enjoy free admission to Green Animals Topiary Garden on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Attention Newport Residents – The Preservation Society of Newport County is offering all Newport residents and their families to enjoy all regularly scheduled tours of the Newport Mansions for free in 2015. Any resident member of your family is welcome to enjoy any regular tour, any day of the week, just by showing proof of City of Newport residency at the ticket station at any one of the Newport Mansions. Free admission for Newport residents is available at The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, and Green Animals Topiary Garden.
5 – Free Concerts at Long Wharf | Saturday
The Shops at Long Wharf host a free concert series from 1pm – 5pm every Saturday afternoon. Enjoy live music from Erin Merceruio Nelson, Soprano.
6 – Harry Potter Day at Escobar’s | Saturday
Escobar’s Farm Corn Maze will celebrate Harry Potter Day on Saturday, September 19 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Rain date scheduled for Sunday, September 20.
Activities will be set up both inside and outside of the corn maze to celebrate Harry Potter Day at the Portsmouth, RI farm, show up dressed as a character and receive $1.00 off admission.
7 – Climb The Miantonomi Tower | Sunday From 10am – 1pm
On Sundays throughout the month of September, the Miantonomi Tower in Miantonomi Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. allowing visitors to climb to the highest point on Aquidneck Island. MORE INFO
8 – 2nd Annual Festival Of Hope | Sunday from 5pm to 7pm
9 – RI Antique Fire Apparatus Society Annual Show | Sunday
A display of antique motorized fire apparatus and other fire memorabilia will be on display at Glen Park in Portsmouth on September 20th from 10am – 3pm. MORE INFO
10 – Newport Sharkfest Swim | Sunday
The 3rd Annual Newport Sharkfest Swim will take place along the historic waterfront of Newport at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 20th! The 1500 meter swim will start at the harbormaster’s dock in Perrotti Park in front of the Newport Marriott Hotel and finish on the beach at King Park. MORE INFO