Hard to believe it, but the final weekend of August is here. Here’s what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend, enjoy it!

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Friday, August 25

J Class World Championship

Fort Adams Civil War Weekend

10 am to 5 pm – Redwood Annual Book Sale at Redwood Library

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – Disco Throwback Bash at Common Fence Point

8 pm – Alive! at the Salvation Army Hall

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

Saturday, August 26

J Class World Championship

9 am – Fort Adams Trust will host Civil War Reenactment

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

10 am to 5 pm – Redwood Annual Book Sale at Redwood Library

11:55 am – Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – First Warning Signal – Bristol to Newport Rendezvous

12 pm to 5 pm – Newport Historical Society’s Largest Reenactment to Date Will Focus on 1777 British Occupation

1 pm – Briana White @ Newport Vineyards

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm to 10:30 pm – Salute to Summer at Naval Station Newport

2 pm – American Revolution in Newport Tour

5 pm – Newport Polo Series – Newport Vs. New York at Newport International Polo Grounds

6 pm – Newport White Party 2017 at Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

6 pm – Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – Cocktail Party at IYRS, Newport – Free and Open to the Public with Music by Honky Tonk Knights

6 pm – Rose Island Sip & Support Wine Tasting on Rose Island

6 pm to 10 pm – Summer Party at Mariner Gallery

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

Sunday, August 27

8 am – Youth Birders Walk at Brenton Point State Park

9 am – Fort Adams Trust will host Civil War Reenactment

9 am – 2017 Rhode Island Open Spearfishing Tournament at Fort Wetherill

10 am – Fitness in the Park at Maintonomi Park

10:30 am – Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – Classic Yacht Parade through Newport Harbor

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

11:55 am – Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – First Warning Signal

1 pm – Hunting for Herptiles at Norman Bird Sanctuary

1 pm to 4 pm – Chandon American Summer presents Bubbles & Bites at Vanderbilt Grace

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Stone by Stone: Geology at Watson Farm

3 pm – 3-Hour America’s Cup 12 Meter Racing Experience with 12 Meter Charters

3 pm to 6 pm – NIMFest Concert Series presents Chelly, Bill & Dyl, Rick & Rory, Anita Mansfield at King Park

3 pm to 6 pm – The Wine Run at Greenvale Vineyards

5 pm to 8 pm – FabNewport’s annual Maker Party at Casino Theater

7:30 pm – Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta – Awards Dinner at IYRS

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.

Belmore 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 previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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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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