15 Best Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend in Newport, RI

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Hello Labor Day weekend, it is us Newp! The long weekend ahead is looking stellar. What’sUpNewp has the  ultimate guide to keep you busy, entertained and smiling this Labor Day weekend.

If you’re on your way to Newport, make those moves and hit the pedal faster. If you’re already in Newport – then let the good times keep flowing. WhatsUpNewp has you covered alright indeed. Here we go!

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Things To Do This Weekend In Newport

Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 7

 

1 – Closing Weekend For lululemon | Friday – Monday

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lululemon athletica Newport Pop-up Shop will close up their pop-up shop on William Street on Monday. They will have treats and fun for those who visit all weekend. MORE INFO

2 – Last Weekend on the Atlantic Beach Club Patio | Friday – Monday 

Atlantic Beach Club

This is the final weekend of live music and fun on the Atlantic Beach Club Patio, enjoy live music from The HonkyTonk Knights (Fri.), Wayz & Means (Sat.), Never In Vegas (Sun.) and Roomful Of Blues (Mon.).

3 – Escobar’s Annual Corn Maze | Friday – Monday

Challenge your skills at our annual cornfield maze and discover why getting lost means finding fun. Hours – Monday through Saturday – 10:00 AM until dusk. Sunday – 11:00 AM until Dusk. MORE INFO

4 – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players | Friday at 8pm/Saturday at 8pm & 10pm

The Bit Players Vlad

RI’s most award winning comedy troupe hits the stage at The Firehouse Theatre 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. Every show is BYOB! MORE INFO & TIX

5 – Final Weekend Of Summer at Dockside | Friday – Sunday at 9 p.m.

Dockside will celebrate their final full weekend open with Jason Cardinal & Jimmy’s Down on Friday, Chopville and Never In Vegas on Saturday and the Ravers and Stu/Dave from Never In Vegas on Sunday.

6 – SwapDrobe | Friday at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Head to the co-ed wardrobe & accessories swap at SwapDrope at Green Envy on Friday evening! Your $5-10 donation includes a bag to fill, mingling and light refreshments. Bring your nicest, unwanted items to donate, then go “shopping” for new items. Donate a canned good or used (but working) cell phone to the Women’s Resource Center to get $2 off your admission! MORE INFO

7 – Friday’s At 6 | Friday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

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, 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

8 – The Sandlot at Cardines Field | Friday at 8 p.m.

The Sandlot Newport

What’s better than watching The Sandlot? Watching The Sandlot at an historic baseball field! Join OceanPointe, a non-denominational, independent, christian church, on Friday, September 4th for a fun evening as they present a free screening of The Sandlot at Cardines Field. MORE INFO

9 – Free Concerts at Long Wharf

The Shops at Long Wharf host a free concert from 1pm – 5pm with The Playboys Of Newport.

10 – POLO: USA vs England | Saturday at 4 p.m.

Labor Day weekend will set the stage for a rivalry for the ages between USA and England at 4pm on the polo grounds of Glen Farm in Portsmouth. More Info


11 – Dueling Pianos | Saturday at 8 p.m. 

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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

12 – Classic Yacht Parade  | Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The Museum of Yachting 36th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta will feature a Classic Yacht Parade on Sunday morning. The parade starts at the harbor entrance and will draw a fleet that stands as a time capsule of classic design – from small traditional one-designs to large, majestic yachts built over a century ago.

Suggested locations for viewing the Classic Yacht Parade include Ft. Adam’s State Park, Goat Island an anywhere along the Newport waterfront and Kings Park area.

13 – Nature Discovery | Sunday at 1pm

While the warm summer air lingers, there is much activity above and below the surface of Red Maple Pond. The Norman Bird Sanctuary staff will share a rare opportunity for the public to use dip nets in their protected pond. Discover tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and sunning painted turtles. Adults are encouraged to assist small children at the edge of the water. Recommended for all ages with parental help. Pre-registration required. $8 members, $10 non-members. 1pm-2:30pm. MORE INFO

14 – Free Preservation Society Of Newport County Tours

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.

15 – Visit The Coronet

Coronet is a 131-foot Schooner Yacht which was first launched in 1885, and she was one of the most elegant sailing yachts of her day. She was designed for crossing the ocean in style, featuring a marble staircase, stained glass doors, mahogany paneled staterooms, and a piano in the main salon. Since 1995, she has been on the campus of the IYRS in Newport, RI under restoration. In 2006, Coronet Restoration Partners purchased the project and has continued progress on a full restoration. The project is open to the public and can be visited on the IYRS campus. MORE INFO