If you are looking for a special event to surprise your whole family with, or if you are looking for a great gift for someone that you hold near and dear, perhaps tickets to one of these great events coming in 2016, is just what you need.

1 – 2016 Newport Flower Show – “Gilded – Artful Living”

June 24th – 26th | Rosecliff Mansion

During the Gilded Age, nearly every aspect of life was elevated to an art form. Gardens became stages for nature’s most brilliant performances, women’s fashions were created for stylish parades, and houses became museums for a lifetime of treasures. Join the Preservation Society of Newport County as they celebrate all that is Gilded!

Tickets are expected to go on sale before Christmas for the 2016 Newport Flower Show. Buy Tickets

2 – 2016 Newport Jazz Festival

July 29th – July 31st| International Tennis Hall Of Fame & Fort Adams

The 2016 Newport Jazz Festival is set for July 29th – July 31st at Fort Adams and the International Tennis Hall Of Fame. Jazz fans can stake their claim in the history of jazz by purchasing flexible discount tickets while supplies last and/or purchase tickets to an evening of amazing music at the International Tennis Hall Of Fame Buy Tickets Now

3 – 2016 Newport Folk Festival

July 22nd – July 24th | Fort Adams State Park

All 2016 Newport Folk ticket types go on sale December 2, 2015.

4 – 2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

September 23rd – 25th

The 11th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival will be held September 23rd – 25th, 2016 at Rosecliff, Marble House, and The Elms. More than 100 of the world’s finest vintners and some of New England’s finest restaurants and food purveyors will be on-hand for this remarkable three-day experience. Buy Tickets Now

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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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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