Naval Station Newport hosted their annual ‘Salute To Summer’ on Saturday, August 27th at Dewey Field.

The free event featured live music and entertainment by Navy Band Northeast, plenty of activities for children and a fireworks show.

Here’s some of our favorite photos that were shared on social media of the free concert, activities and fireworks show.

(More photos may be added, we update this feed as they are posted)

Radical finale #fireworks #newportri

A photo posted by Kate Rocchio (@katerocky1) on

#newportbridge Current situation outside my front door! #newportri

A video posted by Sheryl??? (@batgirl500) on

Vacation ends with Fireworks! #newportbridge #newportri

A photo posted by Amanda (@76mandy) on

#newportri #fireworks #newportbridge #summer #summernights

A photo posted by Leng Parenteau (@sillyleng) on

#newportri #lastdaysofsummer

A photo posted by Jillian (@jilay7) on

#newportri #militarybase #navy #summer #salutetosummer #roadisland #fireworks #夏

A video posted by Veronica (@tenshi0tsubasa) on

#夏 #summer #sunset #salutetosummer #roadisland #summerfun #bridge #newportri

A photo posted by Veronica (@tenshi0tsubasa) on

Obligatory #newportri sunset for @bluesleepy.

A photo posted by @dubious_lint on

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