Amazing August & Summer Specials
August is here and so are the rising summer temps! Beat the heat and stay with us this month to enjoy all that Newport has to offer — including our Summer Savings Packages. Click here for more details on our full list of summer savings offerings and read on to learn about what’s happening around Newport this month….
August is a month full of music with several concerts and festivals large and small happening around town:
Perhaps the most well known concert series, the Newport Jazz Festival, kicks off August 2nd and lasts through August 4th bringing big names and bigger crowds to Fort Adams. The festival features three full days of jazz on four unique stages not to mention panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage, food, crafts and a number of exhibits. For the full line up, click here; Advance Tickets can be purchased here.
Sandwiched between July’s Folk Festival and August’s Jazz Festival is Newport’s Bridgefest, a celebration of Free live, local music and a great chance to relax outdoors. Not to be mistaken with the NIMFEST, a free outdoor summer concert series Sundays at King’s Park on Wellington Ave. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy beautiful views, sea breeze, and live music around the gazebo. NIMFEST concerts host a food truck or bring your own snacks to enjoy!
Our favorite beach, Sachuest Beach (AKA Second Beach) hosts a summer concert every Monday night in August. In addition to live music, events include fire pits on the beach and an assortment of food trucks. The final night, August 26, will end with fireworks! A great reason to get down to the beach when it’s cool, and free! For a full list of musicians, visit Discover Newport. Speaking of beaches, Discover Newport offers an “Insider’s guide to Newport’s Beaches",” a must read if you’re planning to go!
Also happening this month is the popular Blackships Festival! For the 36th year the Japan America Society of Rhode Island will host The Black Ships Festival, this year with events held in the neighboring Bristol, RI. The Black Ships Festival is a celebration of friendship between the country of Japan and the state of Rhode Island in commemoration of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. Commodore Perry opened trade up between the United States and Japan with the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1864. Japanese arts and crafts, martial arts, a Japanese tea ceremony and Taiko drums are only some of the highlights! For complete details visit www.blackshipsfestival.com.
August is a really beautiful time to visit one of our local vineyards, pick fresh fruit at Sweet Berry Farm, take a Harbor Cruise, or perhaps discover something new for yourself as you wander the streets of Newport this summer. Be sure to let us know what you find!