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Sail Newport will hold a public sailing festival to salute the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s 50th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Pell Bridge on June 28 from 2 – 6 pm. 

The free event will provide guests with the opportunity to experience sailing, see Newport and the Newport Pell Bridge from the water, and enjoy Narragansett Bay. 

All ages are invited to enjoy sailing aboard the not-for-profit sailing center’s J/22 sailboats. Experienced skippers and life jackets will be provided. The Sailing Festival will take place at Sail Newport. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Sail Newport Sailing Festival will be followed with a Fort Adams State Park-hosted celebration starting at 6 p.m. which will include food trucks, live entertainment, a Newport Pell Bridge historical display, a RITBA “Touch a Truck” equipment exhibition and fireworks.

Parking is free at Fort Adams State Park. 

For more information: https://sailnewport.org or call, 401.846.1983

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.

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