Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport County this weekend.

Friday, November 24th

12 pm – Free Essential Oils Workshop at Thames Street Yoga

2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – Holiday Lantern Tour at Brick Market Museum & Shop

4 pm to 6 pm – The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 2017 

4:30 pm to 8 pm – Bowen’s Wharf Block Party & Viewing of Boat Parade

6 pm – Dashing Through The Snow at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

6 pm to 8 pm – Bourbon County Brand Stout Black Friday at Plumby’s

7:30 pm – Wasted Talent Show at Dockside

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

Saturday, November 25th

9 am to 12:30 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am – Potters Holiday Sale at the Elks

2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm to 6 pm – Treasure Island Trunk Show at Maison DNA

4 pm – Holiday Lantern Tour at Brick Market Museum & Shop

4 pm to 6 pm – 3rd Annual Tree Lighting at the Courtyard on Thames

4 pm to 6 pm – The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 2017 

4 pm to 9 pm – Gastros 401 is back in the house! at Ragged Island Brewing Company

5 pm to 1 am – BigEdsBigNight at One Pelham East

5 pm to 6 pm – Grand Christmas Switch On at Vanderbilt Grace

5 pm to 8 pm – Gurney’s Newport Lighthouse Lighting

6 pm – Holiday Evening at The Breakers

7 pm to 11:30 pm – Bob-A-Palooza at The Cafe at Parlor Newport

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

Sunday, November 26th

9 am – Museum Store Sunday with the Preservation Society of Newport County

10 am to 12 pm – Motors & Mimosas at Audrain Automobile Museum

11 am – Custom Silhouettes- Museum Store Sunday at Museum of Newport History & Shop

11:30 am – Congregation Meeting at First Presbyterian Church

2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm to 6 pm – The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 2017 

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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.