August and September Happenings

August and September Happenings

Summer is in full swing and there is plenty happening in the next few months to keep you entertained and having fun. From the Newport Jazz Festival, to the Annual Food and Wine Festival, there’s something for everyone.

To kick the month of August off, the Newport Jazz Festival is in town, and while the weather might not be the best, it’s sure not going to stop anyone from hearing some great Jazz acts. Taking place at Fort Adams, this is the second of two large festivals put on by the Newport Festivals Foundation and brings the world of Jazz to Newport for three days. There are still tickets for those of you who need a last minute activity. Fort Adams is also putting on a summer concert series, Sundown Thursdays, where they host free concerts by local artists.

The Newport Yachting Center hosts the Newport Concert and Comedy series, which has a lot of great acts coming between now and the end of September. Some of these great acts include: Artie Lange, Nick Swardson, the Newport Reggae Festival, The Beach Boys, Bill Cosby, Alanis Morissette, Jim Jefferies, the Newport Celtic Rock Festival, and Amy Schumer. For more details and to purchase tickets to one of these shows, click here. Also happening down at the Newport Yachting Center is the International Boat Show, held from September 11th through the 14th. This show is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and showcases a variety of makes and models of sailboats and powerboats. Domestic and International dealers will be present. Off the water, there will be marine products and services available.

For those of you interested in drinking socially, the Newport Storm Luau and the Newport Food and Wine Festival might be for you. On August 16th, Newport Storm will be hosting its 16th Annual Luau to
support the Fort Adams Trust. Beer and Rum drinks will be available as well as food vendors and a variety of Hawaiian themed entertainment will be keeping Fort Adams alive from 4:30 to 10pm. The 9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will be held from September 19th to the 21st. Events take place all weekend at the Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff. This year Martha Stewart and Sara Moulton will be joining the events along with a variety of other guest chefs, wine experts and personalities. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

If sports are more your thing, the Newport International Polo Series runs every Saturday until the end of September. Top level amateur players from countries all over the globe head to Glen Farm in
Portsmouth to compete in the Polo Series. The Tennis Hall of Fame will be celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary this year with the Hall of Fame Diamond Celebration, which will be held on August 16th. There will be hors d’oeuvres, and open bar, dancing, croquet and prizes for the best 50’s themed costumes. For tickets, click here.

There’s still plenty to do in Newport as summer gives in to fall. Don’t miss out on all the fun activities while you’re here!

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