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

This story may be updated as we learn about additional events or listings. Have an event you’d like to see added to this list or a future list? Add it to our event calendar.

Note: An event or performance may change at any time due to weather or COVID-19. We encourage you to check with event hosts regarding updates/status of events.

Friday, October 22

Innovate Newport to host a Startup Showcase & Quick Pitch event

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill – Gary Farias from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Manatees from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Take It To The Bridg at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music 8 pm to 11 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • Speakeasy – Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef – Dee Jayne Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos from 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.


Saturday, October 23

Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 23

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Common Fence Community Hall – Kyle Rogers from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards – Dick Lupino Jazz Quartet from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Steve Smith & The Nakeds from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Fast Times at 9 pm
  • Newport Craft – Cross Rhode Blues from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music from 3:30 pm to 7 pm, Ryan McHugh from 8 pm to 11:30 pm, DJ at 11:30 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 Painos from 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Sunday, October 24

Potter League to host 32nd Annual Heart & Sole Walk for Animals at Fort Adams

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham – Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge – Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Pat Halpin & The 351’s from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Craft – Michaela and the Littlenecks from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Ryan McHugh from 9 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement – Los Duerinos at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Fall Festivities

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Apple Picking Season has arrived! “Six Picks” Orchards in Newport County and beyond

Finding Spectacular Fall Foliage – Right Here in Rhode Island

Trinity Church’s 13th annual Pumpkin Patch returns October 16 – 31

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).