Fort Adams

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

For the most comprehensive list of what’s happening this weekend for live music, comedy and entertainment, head here – Where to Find Live Music, Comedy and Entertainment This Weekend: June 3 – 5.

Friday, June 3

10am – 5pm: World Match Racing Tour at Fort Adams

5pm – 7pm: Newport Art Museum to Welcome Summer Exhibitions at Opening Reception

6:30pm:            Nicholas Benson at JAC Talks: The History of the John Stevens Shop and Inscriptions in the Information Age          

8pm: Wasted Talent Show! Friday June 3rd!

8pm: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theatre

9pm: Salve Regina Night at the Landing

Saturday, June 4th

10am: IYRS Student Graduation and Wooden Sailboat Launch Ceremony Set for June 4th

10am – 4pm: World Match Racing Tour at Fort Adams

5pm: Newport Polo Will Open 25th Season on Saturday

5pm: Warrior Road Cyclist Welcome Home Party

Sunday, June 5th

7:30am: Newport 10 Miler

10am: 2016 Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals

3pm: Season Finale Concert at Great Friends Meeting House

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He 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.

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

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

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

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.