Events

Newport Gallery Night

(Ongoing) Second Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tours run from February through December.  

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour

(Ongoing) Food & cultural walking tours, held Thursday-Sunday from April through November. Tours depart from the Northwest corner at the intersection of Marlborough & Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd at noon and end at around 3 p.m. Tours cover 1.3 miles and locations may include: Nitro Bar, Perro Salado, Stoneacre Garden, Humming Bird Cafe, Leo’s Food […]

$74 – $89

Newport Foodies Stroll

Tours take place Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 1 through Oct. 15. Strolls begin at 11:30 and noon and lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours. Foodies will walk 1.75 miles. Stops include five eateries along Lower Thames Street: Knot Norm’s, O’Brien’s Pub, Wally’s Wieners, Vieste and Cold Fusion Gelato. Rain or shine.    

The Blue Garden

(Ongoing) Originally designed by the Olmstead Brothers and restored in recent years, this famous Newport garden welcomes visitors on Thursdays through Oct. 6. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Advance tickets are required.  

$15

Anything You Want: A Closer Look at Treasures from Newport’s Gilded Age

Rosecliff 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

(Ongoing) The Preservation Society of Newport County is one of the richest resources in the nation for the fine and decorative arts of the Gilded Age. Visiting Curator Ulysses Grant Dietz went “treasure hunting” in the historic properties of the Preservation Society, and he found 100 objects that he had seen many times — but […]

Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

Wednesday Walk, a free weekly guided walk through the sanctuary trails. No registration is required. The walk runs from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Whitehorne Day

Whitehorne House Museum 416 Thames Street, Newport, RI

Drop into the garden at Whitehorne House Museum for an afternoon of free, hands-on activities for the whole family!

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Wildflower Walks

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

With Susanna Williams, local naturalist and URI Master Gardener. Learn to identify wildflowers that are seasonally in bloom. Dress accordingly for terrain and weather. 9-10 a.m. Free. 

Norman Bird Sanctuary: Wildflower Walks

Norman Bird Sanctuary 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI

With Susanna Williams, local naturalist and URI Master Gardener. Learn to identify wildflowers that are seasonally in bloom. Dress accordingly for terrain and weather. 9-10 a.m. Free. 

Bike Newport’s Ten-Spot Ride

Pedal around Newport, visiting lush private landscapes and tucked away gardens while enjoying local food and music. 

$120 – $250

Roam Around Rough Point

Rough Point Lawn 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI

Roam around the house and grounds of Rough Point Museum during this special after-hours event! On the last Saturday of every month, explore the house, then stroll the gardens and take in the seascape outside. Family-friendly craft and free attendance for Newport County Residents.

$15

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