Fall doesn’t officially arrive until September 23rd, and there’s still plenty of great things to do this SUMMER and in September in the The City By The Sea.

Here’s a look at 10 events that we think you shouldn’t miss;

1 – newportFILM Outdoor Screenings | September 3 & 10

After an amazing, busy and very well attended outdoor film season, newportFILM has just two outdoor screenings left in 2015! Make plans to head to Norman Bird Sanctuary on September 3rd and/or Great Friends Meeting House Lawn on September 10th. MORE INFO

2 – The Sandlot at Cardines Field | September 4th

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

3 – Final Weekend Out On The ABC Patio | September 5th – 7th

With the sale of the Atlantic Beach Club to Longwood Events earlier this year now complete, this will be final weekend live music performance out on the Atlantic Beach Club Patio before the ABC closes for good in January. Ways & Means ( 9/5), Never In Vegas (9/6) and Roomful of Blues (9/7) are scheduled to perform each day from 1:30pm – 5:30pm.

4 – Newport International Polo Series | September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

The final month of the 2015 Newport International Polo Series in Portsmouth has sadly arrived! Catch USA vs England (9/5), the New England Challenge (9/12), USA vs Mexico (9/19) and/or the Finals (9/26). All matches start at 4pm in September. MORE INFO

5 – Newport Fall Secret Garden Tour | September 11 – 13

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

6 – Newport International Boat Show | September 17 – 20

Set for September 17-20th, 2015 on Newport Harbor, the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS) flaunts its destination and sailing history to attendees making fall travel plans. NIBS is the kick-off to the boat show season and a prime time to experience fall in New England. It’s also one of the country’s largest in-water boat shows, NIBS hosts exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of sailboats, powerboats, marine equipment, services and accessories. MORE INFO

7 –  RI Antique Fire Apparatus Society Annual Show | September 20

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

8 – Newport Sharkfest Swim | September 20

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

9 – Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival | September 25 – 27

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival will return for its 10th year from September 25 – 27, 2015. Once again, the Marble House lawn will be the setting for the two-day Grand Tasting, which offers guests the chance to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen regional restaurants and caterers. MORE INFO

10 – 54th Annual Cluny School Fair | September 27

This old-fashioned country fair from 10 am – 4pm on September 27th features carnival games & prizes, hayrides, a Zip-line, dunk tank and fun for all ages. Family-oriented live musical entertainment throughout the day. Home-baked goods, refreshments, plants, arts & craft, and a giant silent auction. Held rain or shine.

Free parking and free shuttle bus to Fairgrounds from satellite parking at nearby Rogers High School at 15 Wickham Road.

REMINDER – 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.

BONUS – Don’t Miss These 4 September Road Races

1 – StarRide | September 13, 2015

Cluny School will host the 4th annual StarRide on September 13th, 2015. 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

2 – Harvest Wine Run |  September 13, 2015

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 on Sunday, September 13, 2015 when the vineyard is in full bloom and the grapes are ready for harvest. More Info

3 – TriNewport | September 13, 2015

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 on September 13th, 2015. More Info

4 –  Summer’s End 5k | September 26, 2015

The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) will host a “Summer’s End” 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Portsmouth, RI. This is a flat and fast 5K course with scenic water views. Leashed pets and baby strollers are welcome. More Info

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 Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.

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