Fourth of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July landing on a Tuesday, we’re willing to bet that many will be making this weekend a four or five day long mini vacation. There’s plenty to keep folks busy over the next few days, here’s what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport!

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Friday, June 30th

3:15 pm – Paris Can Wait at Jane Pickens Theater
5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Beatriz at Dinner at Jane Pickens Theater

6:35 pm – Newport Gulls Game vs NorthAdams at Cardines Field

7 pm – 7th Annual Summer Soiree at Jamestown Arts Center

7:30 pm – Wasted Talent Show at Studio 3

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

8 pm – Alive! at the Salvation Army Hall

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Saturday, July 1st

Related Story: Eisenhower House, Fort Adams Museum, Jail and ‘Lost Fortress’ Available For Tours Starting July 1

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

11 am – III Anual “Artists in Newport Parade” throughout Newport

11 am – The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made at Redwood Library

12 pm – Miantonomi in Motion at Minatonomi Tower

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

1:45 pm, 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Beatriz at Dinner at Jane Pickens Theater

3:15 pm – Paris Can Wait at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Newport Polo Series – Independence Cup at Newport International Polo Grounds

6 pm –  NCFA Summer Exhibition Opening at Newport Contemporary Fine Arts

6 pm – Artist’s Ball at Newport Art Museum

7 pm – ALIVE! A Musical Variety Show! #1 Michael Jackson Impersonator! at The Salvation Army

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

8 pm – Newport Contemporary Music Series- Opening Night at Rogers High School Auditorium

Sunday, July 2nd

11 am to 2 pm – Miantonomi Exploration Days at Miantonomi Tower

1 pm – Weekend Music Series: The Z-Boys at Newport Vineyards

1 pm – Exhibition On Screen: Michelangelo – Love & Death at Jane Pickens Theater

1 pm – Newport Contemporary Music Series: Premieres and Classics at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFEST featuring Los Duderinos, Lisa Martin Trio at King Park

3:15 pm – Paris Can Wait at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Beatriz at Dinner at Jane Pickens Theater

7:45 pm – 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on America’s Cup 12 Meter Yachts

9 pm – Jamestown 4th of July Fireworks

9:50 pm to 9:56 pm – Fireworks for Private Wedding in Newport

Monday, July 3rd

3:15 pm – Paris Can Wait at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Beatriz at Dinner at Jane Pickens Theater

6:35 pm – Newport Gulls Game vs Mystic at Cardines Field

8 pm – Laughter for Locals with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Tuesday, July 4th

Related Story – Thirteen of Newport’s Historic Houses of Worship Will Participate in ‘First Freedom Open House’ on July 4th

9 am to 1 pm – City of Newport Newport Independence Day Celebration at Washington Square

10 am to 4 pm – First Freedom Open House Tour on Independence Day

10 am to 12 pm – Newport Historical Society Celebrate’s the 4th of July at Colony House & Washington Square

12:30 pm – 1776 at Jane Pickens Theater

3:15 pm – Paris Can Wait at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – The Annual 4th of July Barbecue on Rose Island

5 pm – July 4th at Top of Newport, Hotel Viking

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Beatriz at Dinner at Jane Pickens Theater

7:45 pm – 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on America’s Cup 12 Meter Yachts

9:15 pm for 20 or 30 mins – Newport 4th of July Fireworks Display (rain date – July 5th)

9:30 pm – Fireworks in Portsmouth from Escobar’s Farm

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.

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