Here comes summer! The closer we get, the more jam-packed the months. June will see Newport Flower Show 2018, The Great Chowder Cook-Off, a British Motorcar Festival, the Newport Bermuda Race, Secret Garden Tours, and more!
There’s always something to do in Newport County, Rhode Island but there’s no denying that the warmer months offer even more variety.
With summer just around the corner, the reasons to come and soak up some Rhode Island atmosphere are greater than ever!
Newport Great Chowder Cook-Off
Things get off to a roaring start with the 2018 Great Chowder Cook-Off! Newport’s annual chowder festival has been going strong for 37 years – the longest running event of its kind! Newport Chowder Festival 2018 will offer endless chowder samples from local, national and international competitors plus an opportunity to help vote in the winner! June 2, 12pm to 6pm at Fort Adams State Park. Read more at: www.riwaterfrontevents.com
British Motorcar Festival
Car enthusiasts will enjoy the two-day, British Motorcar Festival in Bristol, RI. Come admire all the classic British motorcars from across New England … or drive your own to join in! There will be a Scenic Back Roads Rally, Friday Night Street Party, British Attire Competition, Tailgate Competition, and much more. June 8th and 9th, 9am to 5pm at Colt State Park. More details are available at www.britishmotorcarfestival.com.
Motors & Mansions (also known as Cars & Coffee) is along similar lines. Motors & Mansions is a series of classic car shows around Newport, RI, usually on the grounds of a Newport Mansion. The events are held on 11 different Saturdays, 8am to 10am, between May 19th and October 20th, 2018. Learn more at audrainautomuseum.org.
Newport Bermuda Race
If you missed the Volvo Ocean Race – or are just still buzzing from it, you’ll be interested to know that the Newport Bermuda Race kicks off June 15th from Castle Hill Light. The three to six day race across the Atlantic began in 1906.
Newport Flower Show 2018
The annual Newport Flower Show is a one-stop nirvana for any plant-lover. Floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, lectures, demonstrations, special events, and unique shopping opportunities abound. Plus it’s hosted at Rosecliff Mansion! The theme for Newport Flower Show 2018 is “Cottages Smart & Small,” celebrating both yesterday’s Gilded Age “cottages” as well as today’s tiny homes. June 22nd through June 24th at Rosecliff Mansion. Get tickets and more info at www.newportmansions.org.
If you’re the type who would enjoy Newport Flower Show 2018, you’ll probably also enjoy Newport’s Spring Secret Garden Tours. Take a peep at 12 private gardens of some of Newport’s most prestigious properties! June 15th through the 17th, 10am to 5pm each day. Group pricing is available. Get your tickets and more information at www.secretgardentours.org.
So there you have it – not even summer yet and a million reasons to come to Newport. And that’s not even mentioning all the great inns and bed and breakfasts in Newport County who work so hard to make your stay the best it can be. Give yourself the gift of comfort, value, and persoanl service with a stay at a Newport County B&B!