Newport Seafood Festival 2018 at Bowen's WharfCome out to Rhode Island for the seafood event of the year: the 28th annual Newport Seafood Festival! Two days of live music, cooking demos, and lots of delicious, fresh seafood. October 13th & 14th, 2018.

Celebrate autumn and the harvest of the sea at Bowen’s Wharf this October during Newport Seafood Festival 2018! This beloved annual Rhode Island event is attended by upwards of 10,000 people each year. Coastal Living Magazine dubbed Newport Seafood Festival one of “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast” – we think you’ll agree!

Newport Seafood Festival is held on the waterfront at historic Bowen’s Wharf every year. With its mix of dining, shopping, 18th-century commercial buildings, and a busy marina, Bowen’s Wharf is always a fun place to visit. This is doubly true during the Seafood Festival!

Like the name says, Newport Seafood Festival’s focus is fresh, local seafood. Cafe-style seating will be set up throughout Bowen’s Wharf for the festival’s cornucopia of food. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, and so much more. Neighboring restaurants and local fishermen get in on the act with lobster dinners, clam chowders, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, and scallops.

Thirsty? Signature cocktails, Whaler’s beer, soft drinks, and water will also be available. There will even be non-seafood fare for those who prefer it. Kettle corn, doughnuts, and other sweets round out the options.

Newport Seafood Festival is more than just delicious food, however. Attendees may attend live cooking demos at the Eating with the Ecosystem tent on Market Square. Live music is also a big part of the festival and both days will include live soul, surf rock, blues, and more.

2018 Newport Seafood Festival Schedule

Saturday, October 13th
11am – 1pm: The New40 – Soulful grooves with a twist
1pm – 3pm: Cee Cee & the Riders – Blues, old time Rock n’ Roll, and favorite covers
3pm – 6pm: Chelley, Bill & Dyl – Cool Jazz, and soulful R&B with a touch of Country

Sunday, October 15th
11am – 1pm: The TeleDynes – Surf Rock
1pm – 3pm: White-Eyed Lizard Band Caribbean energy
3pm – 5pm: The Copacetics – Reggae and Ska

Newport Seafood Festival 2018

October 13th, 11am to 6pm & October 14th, 11am to 5pm
13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Visit www.bowenswharf.com for more details and information.

Newport Seafood Festival Lodging
Planning on being at Newport Seafood Festival 2018? Great idea! You’ll want to acquire your accommodations now, while there are still some available, however! With upwards of 10,000 expected at the festival, lodging is going to be at a premium. Newport County Inns and Bed & Breakfasts provide plush amenities, personalized hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and an insider’s knowledge of the area. Make the most of your Newport County getaway with accommodations at a Newport County B&B.