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The first weekend of what some call “Fall” 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 we just celebrated Labor Day.

What’sUpNewp has the ultimate guide to keep you busy, entertained and smiling this weekend.

1 – Remembering 9/11 Attacks | Friday

September 11, 2015 will mark 14 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the New York City, Washington D.C. and the United States. There are ceremonies planned at the Naval War College and Salve Reina University to remember those lost and to commemorate the anniversary. MORE INFO

2 – Newport Fall Secret Garden Tour | Friday – Sunday

Enjoy self-guided walking tours of private gardens located in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Each tour features about a dozen beautiful gardens. The tours run daily from 10am-5pm and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or just a late start. MORE INFO

3 – 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

4 – Sail Newport Blind National Championships | Saturday & Sunday

Sail Newport will host the 2015 Blind National Championships on Saturday and Sunday, the regatta will feature two days of great racing between Rose and Goat Islands. MORE INFO

5 – Free Concerts at Long Wharf | Saturday from 1pm – 5pm

The Shops at Long Wharf host a free concert  from 1pm – 5pm on Saturday afternoon with Ramos and Phillips.

6 – Newport International Polo Series | Saturday at 4pm

The final month of the 2015 Newport International Polo Series in Portsmouth has sadly arrived! Catch  the New England Challenge on Saturday starting 4pm. MORE INFO

7 – Screening of ‘Sense The Wind’ | Saturday

Jamestown Arts Center will host the first East Coast showing of ‘Sense The Wind’ with cast and crew from the film on Saturday. MORE INFO

8 – Children’s Casting for Nutcracker at Rosecliff | Saturday 

Children’s Cast Audition for The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff will be held on Saturday, September 12th at Island Moving Company.  MORE INFO

9 – Forty 1 North Presents Patrick Feury | Saturday

Chef Feury has been named one of the country’s top culinary talents by Best Chefs America, awarded the four bells by Philadelphia Inquirer and featured in Esquire, Wine Spectator, Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Magazine. MORE INFO

10  – Zombie Walk Newport | Saturday at 8pm

Bring your best zombie costumes and makeup and take a stroll through downtown Newport for the first ever Zombie Walk Newport. We will be walking the length of Thames Street chomping on brains. Message me for any details. We will be meeting at Rogers High School (we have the whole parking lot so parking isnt an issue) parking lot around 6:00 – 6:30pm to go over guidelines, as well as participate in our zombie raffle, and hear from a speaker or two. All proceeds to benefit local charities and non profit organizations for drug overdose and recovery. MORE INFO

11 – 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

12 – StarRide | Sunday

Cluny School will host the 4th annual StarRide with six gorgeous routes to choose from in the Ocean Drive area, it’s a fun filled run, ride or walk event fit for the entire family. More Info

13 – Harvest Wine Run |  Sunday

The Harvest Wine Run is a unique race for Rhode Island that combines a running event with a wine tasting at the Newport Vineyards. The race will be held when the vineyard is in full bloom and the grapes are ready for harvest. More Info

14 – TriNewport | Sunday

Starting at Second Beach, enjoy as a participant or in a team relay a 1/4 mile ocean swim, 10.5 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run. More Info

15 – Joe Martins Tribue | Sunday from 1pm – 5pm

Newport City Limits Magazine and Bigcatblues Newport produce a celebration of the life of Joe Martins on Sepetember 13th at the Newport Blues Cafe, 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Please join us for music, stories and a celebration. Everyone is welcome! MORE INFO

Enjoy Your Weekend In Newport, RI! 

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in...

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