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

This story will be updated as new events and meetings are announced/learned about. Have an event you’d like to see added to this list or a future list? Add it to our event calendar.

Friday, July 2

Six Picks Music: The best local music July 4th weekend

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Big Luxe Violin at 4 pm, Felix Brown Duo at 8 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – John & Joanne from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Spiffy Entertainment at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Tom Conlon from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Johnny’s – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room – Chasing ChildhoodAgainst The Current, The Game Changers: Oscar Winning Shorts That Shaped Hollywood. Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
  • Landing – James Weinstock at 1 pm, Chelley Knight at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Cartune Heroes from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub – John Erikson from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair from 8 pm to 11:30 pm, DJ from 11:30 pm to 1 am
  • Smugglers (formerly The Port) – Jonathan Tennis from 2 pm to 8 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Zeldas – Dave Alves at 9:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Saturday, July 3

Today In History – July 3, 1969: Newport Jazz Fest Experiments With Rock Music

Los Angeles to make Newport Polo debut on Saturday

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Stu Sinclair at 4 pm, DJ 4HUndo at 8 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – Alexus Lee from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Chopville and Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards – Live Jazz music from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Luis Mateos from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Johnny’s – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room –  Chasing ChildhoodAgainst The Current, The Game Changers: Oscar Winning Shorts That Shaped Hollywood. Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
  • Landing – Jake Kulak Band at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, John Erikson Band at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Pete LaGrange & Ghostriders from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Beacon Street at 9 pm
  • Newport Craft – Mel at 3 pm
  • One Pelham East – Ryan McHugh from 8 pm to 11 pm. Live DJ from 11:30 pm to 1 am
  • Shops At Long Wharf – Half Step Down from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Smugglers (formerly The Port) – Jonathan Tennis from 2 pm to 8 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Sunday, July 4

Rhode Island Society Sons Of The Revolution will host Independence Day Celebration in Newport on Sunday

Where to watch July 4th fireworks around Rhode Island

Newport Music Festival to return July 4 – 20

Just My Opinion: Celebrating the Fourth of July safely

Newport’s Fireworks Display postponed to Monday due to weather

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Stu & Dave at 3 pm, The Complaints at 9 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill – Steve Rodrigues at 11:30 am
  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • Dockside – Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Julio Amaro from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm, The HonkyTonk Knights from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s – Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room – Chasing ChildhoodAgainst The Current
  • Landing – Jim Devlin at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, Catching Blue at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Blockhead from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Rugburn at 9 pm
  • Newport Craft – Brian Cabral from 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Norey’s – Sunday Jazz Brunch from 1 pm to 3 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live acoustic from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Ryan McHugh at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • Shops At The Long Wharf – YNOT3+ from 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Smugglers (formerly The Port) – Jonathan Tennis from 2 pm to 8 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • Zeldas – Dave Alves at 9:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Monday, July 5

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium at Easton’s Beach will reopen on July 5

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).