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Discover the best events, activities and things to do during this Memorial Day weekend in and around Newport, RI.

Where to Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 27

Throughout The Day – Locals Vying for Three Remaining Slots at World Match Racing Tour Newport

10am to 8pm – Grand Opening of lululemon in Newport

2pm – Spring Forth Festival: Celebrate Newport’s Community Garden!

5:30pm- Hall of Fame Tennis Club Open House

5:30pm to 7:30pm –            Launch Party for Velofix Southcoast RI-MA!          

6pm – Summer Now: R. Michael Carr & Catherine Haynes at Blink Gallery

Saturday, May 28

Throughout The Day – Locals Vying for Three Remaining Slots at World Match Racing Tour Newport

8am to 12pm – Point Association’s Annual Community Plant Sale

8am to 9:30am – Bird Walk with Patty O’Neill at Ballard Park

9am to 5pm – Water Brothers final day for retail location

10am to 8pm – Grand Opening of lululemon in Newport

10am – Field of Artisans x Jamestown Arts Center

10am to 2pm – Great Friends Sale at Great Friends Meeting House

11am – Fragrance Launch Event at Soap & Water Newport

11am – Celebration of Trees at Newport Museum of American Illustration

12pm – Museum of Newport Irish History opens for 2016 season

5pm to 8pm –            Newport Rotary Charity Match          

Sunday, May 29

All Day – World Match Racing Tour boats on display at dock

9:30am to 11am –            Naturalist-guided Photography Walk          

10am to 2pm – Great Friends Sale at Great Friends Meeting House

Monday, May 30

10am to 5pm –  World Match Racing Tour Newport

6pm to 9pm –            Newport Yogis Summer Starter with East Forest          at Newport Vineyards

Ryan Belmore is the 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 -

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 and 401-662-1653.