NEWPORT: THE CLASSIC COAST
Newport anchors the Classic Coast – a place, a way of life and always in season. A destination for those captivated by abounding culture, rich history, unspoiled beaches, miles of scenic trails, distinctive shops, critically-acclaimed restaurants, one-of-a-kind accommodations and world-class events, Newport offers a vibrant calendar and extraordinary experiences the whole year through. Springtime welcomes the kick-off to the International Polo Series, the British Motorcar Festival in Bristol, and golfers favorite the CVS Health Charity Classic in Barrington.
Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff
Newport’s legendary summer datebook features the Newport Flower Show, the prestigious Newport Music Festival with more than 40 classical concerts presenting renowned artists from around the globe in one-of-a-kind venues, the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships men’s tournament with players direct from Wimbledon, the iconic Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Festivals, and wrapping up the season, the International Boat Show – one of the largest and most esteemed boat shows in the country, spanning across 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront.
Food and wine fêtes dominate the idyllic autumn months. Savor the renowned Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival featuring internationally known lifestyle expert India Hicks, a traditional New England harvest fair, the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival and a second Restaurant Week. New in 2019, the prestigious Audrain Automobile Museum welcomes the Newport Concours & Motor Week, a world-class celebration of the history of sportsmanship and motoring in Newport with a Concourse d’Elegance, symposiums featuring expert automobile collectors and celebrity guests, a classic car auction, car displays, a Victorian Masquerade Gala and concert by John Legend.
Newport Black Ships Festival
Winter proves that in Newport, the off-season is on. Warm your heart with Christmas in Newport events throughout December, including the opulently decorated Newport Mansions, and experience the Winter Festival in February. Read our story from last year's off-season here.
Newport: The Classic Coast
Newport is a destination always in motion; always moving forward — just like the sea itself, all the while its old New England soul remains unchanged.
It is the Classic Coast.