Discover the best activities, events and things to do in and around Newport this Independence Day weekend!

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10am – Newport to Providence Ferry Begins

6pm –July 4th Weekend Kickoff Clambakeat Fort Adams

6pm –Waterfront Fundraiser to be Held at Newport Shipyard on July 1 for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island

6pm –Sixth Annual Summer Soirée w/ exclusive viewing of Blanc de Blancat Jamestown Arts Center

6:35pm – Newport Gulls Home Game

8pm –Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Playersat The Firehouse Theater

8pm –Wasted Talent Show! Live Stand Up Comedy!at Studio 3


11am –Pop up shop at lululemon (NPT)

5pm –Independence Cupat Newport Polo

6pm –Beaux Arts Ballat Newport Art Museum

6pm –Bacardi Reception at Silken Gallery, Newport Sailing Week

7:30pm –Berkshire Choral International: Singing Bach and Mendelssohn by the Seaat Trinity Church

8pm & 10pm –Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Playersat The Firehouse Theater


1pm –Return To Camelot: The Kennedy Wedding Remembered’ Returns to St. Mary’s For Summer Season

6pm –Gyrokinesis & The Water Journeyat The Bodhi Spa

9pm – Jamestown Fireworks Display


9am to 1:30pm – Newport Independence Day Festivities

5:30pm to 10:30pm – 4th of July Barbecue and Fireworks at Rose Island

6pm to 9pm – 4th of July at Top Of Newport

6:35pm –Newport Gulls Home Game

9:15 pm – Newport’s 4th of July Fireworks Display

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