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Newport Jazz Festival

Aug 2 - 4

Newport's most famous festival presents some of the finest jazz musicians in the world, all being played seaside at Fort Adams State Park and downtown venues over a 3-day period. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Common, Kamasi Washington, Christian Sands and Ravi Coltrane.

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Helenic Fest

July 26 - 28

Greek food, drink, and lots of dancing at this annual festival in downtown Newport right on Thames Street. A fun, church festival for the whole family!

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Newport Film's Outdoor Film Series

May through September

Bring your favorite chair and blanket to locations throughout the city to watch intriguing documentaries and other inspiring films on the big outdoor screen throughout the summer months.

newport music festival

Newport Music Festival

July 4 - 28

The Newport Music Festival continues the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport while celebrating their 50th anniversary.

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Newport Folk Festival

July 26 - 28

The Folk Festival brings the best folk musicians of our time to Newport to perform live at Fort Adams for a grand 3-day outdoor event. This year's acts feature great acts like Sheryl Crow, Hozier, Kacey Musgraves, Stephen Marley, The Nude Party and Phil Lesh.