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Newport Film's Outdoor Film Series

June 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.

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RI National Guard Air Show


(CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)One of the best family events of the year, just 20 minutes from Newport. See everything from the USN Blue Angels to the T-33 and Skytypers performing overhead. A real treat to see by boat or on land at Quonset State Airport.

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Newport Flower Show

June 18 - 20, Rosecliff

One of New England's premier outdoor flower shows, in an elegant Gilded Age setting at Rosecliff Mansion. Flower design, horticulture and lectures.

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Newport Music Festival

July 9 - 26

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 31 - Aug 2

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 Big Thief, Ian Noe, Randy Newman, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Erin Rae.