Memorial Day weekend is here, can you believe it? Seems like yesterday, we were shoveling snow. Anyway, Newport is the place to kick-off off Summer of 2017! Here’s what’s up for the weekend ahead, enjoy it!


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Friday, May 26th

12 pm & 2 pm – Tour The Fort at Fort Adams

4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Four Bridges Bluegrass Band at Greenvale Vineyards

5:30 pm – Outdoor Season Open House! at Hall Of Fame Tennis Club

6 pm – Spring Release Party at Newport Vineyards

7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 pm – Wasted Talent Show at Studio 3

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, May 27th

8 am to 12 pm – The Point Association’s Annual Plant Sale at St. John’s Church

8:30 am to 10:30 am – “Flow & Float” yoga class + water journey at The Bodhi Spa

9 am to 1 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am & 10:30 am – Weekend at Gurney’s R/DE and REACH with B/SPOKE

10 am to 4 pm – Hourly Tours of Fort Adams

10 am to 5:30 pm – 6th Annual Antique Car & Antique Show at Cory Farm in Portsmouth

11 am – Newport History Tours, Tour of the Month at Brick Market: Museum & Shop

1 pm – Weekend Music Series: Orange Whip at Newport Vineyards

1 pm to 4 pm – Jazz Tastings at Greenvale Vineyards

4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 7 pm – Rotary Charity Polo Match at Newport International Polo Grounds (FYI: Due to the abundance of rain and current field conditions, Newport Polo has postponed this event. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 pm.)

6 pm to 8:30 pm – Moons + Manifestation: A 3-part series to tap into your body’s lunar cycle, set intention, & manifest using the moons at Thames Street Yoga

7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – Miss RI 2017 – Prelims at Casino Theatre

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, May 28th

9 am & 10:30 am – Weekend at Gurney’s R/DE and REACH with B/SPOKE

10 am to 2 pm – Tour The Artillery Company of Newport’s Military Museum

10 am to 4 pm – Hourly Tours of Fort Adams

12 pm – 15th Annual Spring Celebration at Newport Vineyards

12 pm – Miss RI’s Outstanding Teen 2017 at Casino Theatre

2 pm – Newport String Project Season Finale at Newport Art Museum

2 pm to 5 pm – Bloody Mary Bar at Top Of Newport at Hotel Viking

3 pm – Clement Rhum Tasting at Fluke Newport

3 pm to 9 pm – Jon Cameron and Madeline Berry Gallery Takeover at LMNOP

4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Miss Rhode Island 2017 – Finals at Casino Theatre

7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm to 8:30 pm – ALIVE, a moving musical variety show at Salvation Army Main Hall

Monday, May 29th

9 am & 10:30 am – Weekend at Gurney’s R/DE and REACH with B/SPOKE

10 am to 4 pm – Hourly Tours of Fort Adams

11 am to 3 pm – Tour The Artillery Company of Newport’s Military Museum

4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – Painting for Relay! at Jimmy’s Saloon

7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – An Evening With Peter Holsapple at Salvation Cafe

Looking for live music listings? Head here – Where to Find Live Music and Entertainment This Memorial Day Weekend in Newport

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).