Discover what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend.

Friday, October 6th

10 am to 5 pm – Bowen’s Wharf Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale on Bowen’s Wharf

12 pm – Fall Food Expo at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

4:30 pm – FREE from Connecting The Beats at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – JAC Talks with Howard Balloch at Jamestown Arts Center

7 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Studio 3

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

10 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Brick Alley Pub

10 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Firehouse Theater

Saturday, October 7th

9 am to 12 pm – Colonial to Contemporary / A Newport Ride Through Time

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

10 am to 5 pm – Bowen’s Wharf Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale on Bowen’s Wharf

10 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Patch – Trinity Church Newport

11 am – Festa In The Park at Touro Park

11 am to 4 pm – BAFL (Brunch, Art, & Flea Market) at 136 Broadway

12 pm to 4 pm – Life in Colonial Newport at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

12 pm to 6 pm – Broadway Street Fair

2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Empire Tea & Coffee

7 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival  at Dockside

7 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Studio 3

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

9 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival  at Dockside

10 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Firehouse Theater

Sunday, October 8th

7:30 am – Newport Marathon throughout Newport

10 am to 5 pm – Bowen’s Wharf Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale on Bowen’s Wharf

10 am to 6 pm – Pumpkin Patch – Trinity Church Newport

12:30 pm & 3 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

1 pm to 4 pm – Weekend Music Series presents Yacht Club Rejects at Newport Vineyards

2 pm to 4 pm – Ready, Set, Hike! at Norman Bird Sanctuary

3:30 pm – Beavertail Lighthouse: Climbing the Tower at Beavertail Lighthouse

7 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival presents TJ Miller at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – Tribute to Dean Martin: Steven Palumbo at The Pier Restaurant

9:30 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival presents TJ Miller at Jane Pickens Theater

Monday, October 9th

10 am to 5 pm – Bowen’s Wharf Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale on Bowen’s Wharf

12 pm – Return to Camelot – a Remembrance of the Kennedy wedding” at St. Mary’s Church

12 pm – Columbus Day Parade steps off in front of St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Battle Of The Sexes at Jane Pickens Theater

7 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Studio 3

9 pm – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at Studio 3

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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.

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