Newport Fireworks
Salute to Summer Free Concert & Fireworks Show will take place on Saturday

It was just about a perfect night as you could ask for on Tuesday when the  City of Newport hosted their 2017 Fourth of July Firework Display.

The $27,000 display was shot off from the Point at Fort Adams and What’sUpNewp was there to capture it all on Facebook Live. If you missed us live, you can watch it now here;

The City encourages spectators to join them in recognizing the generosity of the following firework display sponsors;

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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