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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.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Aug 7 - 9

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 Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Jimmy Cliff, The Soul Rebels and Avery Sunshine.

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Newport RI History Tours


Newport's history comes alive with indepth guided and self-guided walking tours all around the city. From Newport's colonial past to its religions and politics, these tours will stir the imagination against the backdrop of cobblestone streets and gas-lit street lanterns.

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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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Ghosts of Newport Tours

Daily / Weekends

Guided tours of this colonial town's most haunted hotspots. Walking tour led by lantern, covers many historic homes and neighborhoods. Great fun!