Newport, RI waterfront

Although pumpkin beer, football and hoodie weather will all be here before you know it, Summer doesn’t end until Autumn begins on September 23 at 4:21 A.M.

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

1 – newportFILM Outdoor Series | September 10

Catch newportfilm’s last free outdoor screening of 2015 season with The Mask You Live In at The Great Friends Meeting House (September 10). MORE INFO

2 – Newport Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night on September 10th encourages those who might not regularly go to an art gallery, museum or cultural institution to participate in the monthly free shows in the numerous member galleries, museums and cultural institutions. MORE INFO

3 – 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

4 – 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 Ramos and Phillips (September 12) and Erin Merceruio Nelson, Soprano (September 19).

5 – Climb The Miantonomi Tower | September 13 & 20

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

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

The final month of the 2015 Newport International Polo Series in Portsmouth has sadly arrived! Catch  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

7 – 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

8 – 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

9 – 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

10 – 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

11 – New England Festival Of Hope | September 20

Former Red Sox World Champion Right Fielder Trot Nixon and four-time X Games gold medalist Kevin Robinson (K-Rob) will speak at the New England Festival of Hope held at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MORE INFO

12 –  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

13 – 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

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